“Getting a cloud setup on a public server like Amazon Web
Service’s Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) platform isn’t too hard.
After all, you just sign up for EC2, provide your payment
information, and — a few clicks later — your cloud instance is up
and running. What could be easier?
“It turns out that running your own private cloud setup inside
your firewall can be just as easy and –even better– completely
free to run.
“The tools you use to accomplish this feat are all found on one
simple platform: Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), which is found on
Ubuntu Server. Using an Ubuntu Server 10.10 disc, I was able to
install all of the software I needed within a half-hour’s time: and
a chunk of that time was downloading the software I needed,