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Cloudbursting Part 2 – “Raindrops Are Falling on My Head”

Dale Lutz
August 27, 20091 min
What a difference a week makes! Last week I blogged about Cloudbursting and how it is poised to disrupt business-as-usual in the geospatial realm. And then yesterday, as if they...

What a difference a week makes! Last week I blogged about Cloudbursting and how it is poised to disrupt business-as-usual in the geospatial realm. And then yesterday, as if they were reading my blog and decided to do something to make it even easier to realize, Amazon announced a limited beta for their Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) . Wow! With one fell swoop, a host of issues around security, privacy, ease of deployment — all potential barriers to cloud / cloudbursting adoption – disappear. (See Amazon’s own CTO’s blog on this for more compelling arguments as to why)

As RightScale said in their blog, “Mark your history books: 2009, the year that the cloud became enterprise ready”. Summer must be over in Vancouver – it feels to me like it is time to break out the umbrellas!

Maybe we didn't need that new server room at Safe after all...
Maybe we didn't need that new server room at Safe after all...
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