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Real-world cloud computing
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I attended an interesting panel discussion the other night about cloud computing. Six startup CTO's were there to talk about their experiences with Amazon's services:
I really liked this panel because they were all technical and heavily involved in real day-to-day dealings with cloud computing. It's easy to find breathless hype about how EC2 is going to revolutionize startups. This was a much more balanced view of what it's really like.
I took some sketchy notes. Perhaps because the speakers knew everyone had heard the positives, or perhaps because I already knew the positives, these notes skew toward the negatives.
One interesting side-node: the panel was at the Vilna Shul, a historic temple on cramped Beacon Hill. They could invest in some cushions for their 1840 high-backed pews, but other than that, it was a nice change of pace to be hearing tech discussion not among monitors and keyboards but torah holders and time-worn paint.