"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,
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