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By John | November 6, 2008

Drop 1

For the rest of the year I am working for the man… Hence, I have a 1 hour commute every morning. I am going to try and make good use of my time by recording short Cloud briefings each morning reviewing any relevant cloud news in the cloud-o-Sphere. This is my first drop.

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Other drops…

Topics: amazon, cdroplets, droplets, ec2,, rightscale | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “CloudDroplets”

  1. Jack Hughes Says:
    November 6th, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Drive through Starbucks…whatever next?

  2. Jack Hughes Says:
    November 6th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Do you know of a good tutorial for getting into EC2?

  3. John Says:
    November 6th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    I totally agree About Starbucks. As for the tutorial I am planning on putting up some short ones this weekend.


  4. Jack Hughes Says:
    November 6th, 2008 at 11:09 am

    One anxiety I have with cloud offerings is the open ended ness of the billing. Say I get a denial of service attack on my site or my site gets hacked and used to do spam emails or whatever am I going to be presented with a whopping great bill at the end of the month. Happened to us when we were at Rackspace when we paid for the bandwidth we used over 100GB. We were presented with a large bill because a server we had already stopped using got hacked and used to send a ton of spam.

  5. James Urquharto Says:
    November 6th, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    You give me way too much credit, John, but thank you. I can’t wait for the Rightscale/EUCALYPTUS podcast, as I still don’t quite understand what the value is there. You’ll get to the heart of it with them, though, I’m sure.

  6. James Urquhart Says:
    November 6th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Correct spelling of my name above. I don’t want to make spelling it any worse than it already is. :)

  7. John Says:
    November 6th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    These are questions a lot of AWS user’s are asking. I am sure there are far more qualified people are answer this than me; however, an AWS evangelist told me that Amazon uses a lot of tools to search for these kind of things. It’s not the best answer. I will ping Chris Sears (A local AWS expert) and try and get his response.


  8. John Says:
    November 6th, 2008 at 2:05 pm


    The funny thing is that you are so popular that if you put the spelling of your name wrong in a google search google will come back with “Do You mean?”. Now that’s impressive. In fact that is typically how I get the correct spelling of your name.


  9. Geva Perry Says:
    November 6th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    John — This was a fun listen. BTW, in addition to misspelling James’s name, you misspelled the podcast name. It’s Overcast, not Outcast :-)

    Anyway, thanks for the mention, and keep up the excellent content.


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