[ubuntu-cloud] running apps on ubuntu-cloud (eucalypstus)

Gustavo Niemeyer gustavo.niemeyer at canonical.com
Tue Mar 2 02:08:59 GMT 2010

Hi Frans,

> can i know, what kind of apps can be run on ubuntu cloud?
> and how to install it

Both UEC (Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud) and EC2 are Infrastructure as a
Service offerings, which means you basically get a virtual machine
with Ubuntu where you're free to play with and deploy applications
that might be run on a physical machine running an Ubuntu Server
installation.  There are certain limitations, given the environment:
you don't have a physical console on the machine, so the graphic
interface will have to run through some kind of remote desktop
protocol (VNC, etc) if you need it, there are also some details
regarding persistence which you must be aware of (e.g. the local disk
of the instance isn't persisted when the instance goes away, unless
you're using an EBS root), and so on.

Depending on how much detail you need, and at which level you're
looking at it (developer, manager, etc), people in this list might be
able to help you further, but indeed you'd have to provide a more
specific question since the scope is so wide.

I hope this helps to get you started on the subject.

Gustavo Niemeyer

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