[Chicago] What is cloud computing good for?

Daniel Griffin dgriff1 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 20:03:42 CEST 2010

Cloud Computing is a blanket term. It can mean scalable services you do a
"pay as you use" thing for like S3 or getting private servers for periods of
time like EC2.

My company uses cloudant for CouchDB on the cloud and EC2 for stuff like
performance testing (What happens if 200 clients hit this service at the
same time).

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM, <skip at pobox.com> wrote:

> The discussion about colocation and cloud servers got me to wondering about
> that technology (again).  Is cloud computing useful for compute-intensive
> tasks or is it designed more to address the slashdot phenomenon (quickly
> increase the number of outward facing servers as needs arise)?
> Can someone point me to some white papers about cloud computing and its
> uses?
> (Sorry, this is only Python-related in the sense that if clouds turn out to
> be good for what I want to do I would run Python programs on them.)
> Thx,
> Skip
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