Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Amazon EC2 for Windows

Amazon EC2 Running Windows Server: Coming Soon

Rock n Roll!  This kind of news is exactly what I've been hungering for!  I am extremely enamored with the idea of being able to push units of work (code+data) into the cloud for processing.  These infrastructures have typically been Linux, Python/Java(script)/Perl based.

Being able to write code with familiar OS, tools and (hopefully!) .NET language of choice, and push that into the cloud makes me positively giddy!

I had presumed that the licensing costs of a Microsoft based stack would keep anyone but Microsoft from doing this.  They still haven't released the cost of a Windows based EC2 so its still a question on the table. 

The Amazon team will be at PDC.  Be sure to check them out!

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