Tout sur le cloud en Septembre à Paris

[English version below]

Vous souhaitez tout savoir sur le Cloud? Je participe et co-organize deux évènements sur Paris la troisième semaine de Septembre:

OpenStack in Action, le 21 Septembre, Avec Rackspace (representé par le Project Leader de Nova/OpenStack Compute, Vish Ishaya) , eNovance, UShareSoft, Dell, OW2 et Canonical.

Is Ubuntu the largest OS on EC2?

According to the statistics page on the Cloud Market, which claims to be "the most complete catalog of Amazon EC2 images", images using Ubuntu as the base platform have the largest share in their catalog.

PHP libraries for EC2?

Following up on the action I accepted during last week's server meeting, I searched the web a bit for PHP libraries for EC2 (or AWS in general).

As far as I can tell, a few exist, but only a few of those seem to be maintained regularly:

As I might be missing some, if you have been using those or other PHP libraries to control EC2, could you please speak up and let us know what library you used and how you liked it?

T3N: "An introduction to cloud infrastructure for developers"

Last month, the German magazine T3N published an article that I wrote in English and which my colleague Torsten translated to German. Here is the original text I wrote before translation.

Working with a cloud infrastructure is not yet a common practice in the development community, and it is even less so for a local, on premises, private cloud infrastructure.  Using a cloud infrastructure service requires to understand a few new paradigms.  Having this infrastructure ready to service your developer's needs is not yet understood, but has much goodness to offer.  This article tries to give a few pointers on how to use it and what to expect from it.

It is quiet in here?

Dear Blog,

I am really sorry, I've been unfaithful. I have been seing another blog lately. Please don't be mad...

I have accepted to write a monthly blog on WorksWithU.  A couple entries already made:

Who needs a private cloud anyway? Part 1 - Self Service IT

In my last blog, I tried to explain what is Canonical's strategy regarding cloud computing.  A few people (they'll recognize themselves) got back to me asking why they would use a private cloud.  They found the idea really "cool", but could not see how they could use it.

As with all new technologies, there is always a very big chance that there will be a disconnect between what the people putting some tool together think they are addressing and what the "real" people end up doing with it. Chances are  that what I describe below is not what people will really end up using it for, but I have none the less decided to start a series of blog posts where I'll try to describe quickly some of the possible scenarios that I think makes a private cloud useful. I'll start today with the concept of self service IT.

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