Good Crowd in the Cloud

A collegue forwarded this note about a new Aptana product release. 

Joyent is a competitor to Amazon Web Services. They’re significantly smaller, but recently, Aptana released beta software that makes deployments to Joyent’s cloud pretty simple.

They currently support standard LAMP deployments; plans include Rails and Python.

Aptana’s got a good history of making usable development tools, leveraging available technology (e.g. Eclipse, Subversion), and packaging it with Fit and Finish.

We’re currently looking into Aptana / Joyent applicability for our current needs in additional to AWS and mor.ph, scalr, RightScale and others.

Things are certainly heating up in the space. Leveraging the cloud very quickly becoming something more easily approachable. Competition is Good.

iphones and clouds

The 2.02 update helps some. I can listen to music while playing poker. Mobile me is a possibility. A trial to ensue it hooks up well with the google apps running our intranet.

With that running in the ether, thoughts turn to other environments doing so.

There are a number of interesting possibilities. I’d like to hear as many experiences as possible. Interesting that there aren’t tons, but many more now than were a year ago.

If email docs and calendar aren’t local and hosting isn’t anyway, why not try the cloud?