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Living in the Cloud

February 10, 2009 · 6 Comments

I submitted a talk on cloud computing to Scotch on the Road 2009 and just discovered that it has also been accepted for CFUNITED 2009. The talk will cover what it took to migrate Broadchoice's ColdFusion-based CMS (our "Community Platform") from a traditional data center to Amazon EC2, what sort of application design issues you need to consider and what it's like to live in the clouds. Here's the talk abstract:
The dream of cloud computing is cheap, scalable, on-demand power. What is it really like to run your production applications up in the cloud? What are the design issues you will face? How could you migrate from a traditional data center? Broadchoice runs its two main products on Amazon EC2 and uses S3 for persistent storage. Come and find out how we did it and the challenges we faced along the way - and why we like Amazon as a hosting environment!

Tags: cfunited09 · coldfusion · hosted · scotch09

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Andy Powell // Feb 11, 2009 at 4:51 AM

    I just did a write up on Amazon CloudFront as a CDN for your S3 content, as well.

    http://www.infoaccelerator.net/blog/post.cfm/amazon-cloudfront-for-static-content
  • 2 Dale Fraser // Feb 11, 2009 at 7:13 AM

    Sounds like a great talk, we are in Australia and unlikely to attend either of these. Any plans to record it or provide the presentation file?
  • 3 Sean Corfield // Feb 11, 2009 at 8:44 AM

    After CFUNITED, I'll do it online and record it.
  • 4 Sean Corfield // Feb 11, 2009 at 8:44 AM

    @Andy, thanx for that link.
  • 5 Dale Fraser // Feb 12, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Thanks, look forward to it.
  • 6 John Allen // Feb 14, 2009 at 7:30 AM

    I look forward to the after CFUNITED prezo as well. This is the coolest stuff since... well... ColdFusion.

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