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Java development 2.0: Easy EC2

Oct 29, 2009, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Glover)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

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"As you know from "Java development 2.0: You can borrow EC2 too," Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is a generic infrastructure service that hosts virtual machines (of the Linux, OpenSolaris, or even Windows persuasion) on which you can run anything you'd like. You can run any Java application — including a Web application that uses Hibernate and Spring, as I'll show you in this article — provided you create or borrow a virtual machine, also known as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) or instance.

"The community behind and around Amazon's Web services offerings has been quite busy over the last few years, and you can choose from an entire catalog of public virtual machines to use at your pleasure (see Resources). Linux comes in many flavors, so as you can imagine the catalog is packed with various configurations of software and related tools."

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