What is the Cloud Good For? Send Us Your Use Cases!

December 28, 2010 by John Ellis

Triangle idiophoneThis coming January will host a series of posts on automation in the public cloud, which will be tied together with this coming Indianapolis Java User’s Group on January 26th. We will cover a number of topics including the vCloud API, Java-enabled APIs such as jclouds and the vCloud Java SDK and OVF standard. It’s one thing to give code snippets, but my hope is that I can tell a story of how these cloud technologies can be leveraged for a common use case.

That’s where you come in! Have you ever tried a public cloud provider but had some hurdle that made it difficult to launch? Ever get tripped up with an unexpected "gotcha?" Wondering why cloud computing is even necessary when you have a perfectly good datacenter downstairs? We would love to hear your cloud technology rants, raves and questions.

If you are currently thinking about how your small/mid-size enterprise might leverage managed cloud hosting, I would love to hear what use cases or scenarios that could benefit from on-demand provisioning and deployment. I can speak specifically to that use case in our upcoming blog posts and show how an automated, agile solution within a managed cloud hosting partner can greatly reduce acid reflux.

Respond in the comments section or send us a tweet @BlueLock. We would love to answer your questions and highlight your use cases!