JavaZone 2010: What Clouds Are Out There and Which Do You Need?

Last month, I attended JavaZone 2010 (as I did last year). This year I presented a short lightning talk on cloud computing, giving a brief overview of what cloud services are available for software developers and what they can be used for.

Unfortunately, I can’t find the video stream online (I suspect there were some technical issues with the recording), but the presentation slides are available for download in English and Norwegian.

In my talk I discussed several different providers of cloud services, but since the slides don’t include any links, here’s a quick listing of the most important ones.

General cloud computing providers:

Two useful services for developers:

  • Assembla (Subversion/Git/Mercurial hosting, issue tracking, wiki and more)
  • JungleDisk (off-site backup, access to Amazon S3 account via network drive or web interface)

Other Presentations

My colleagues, Anders Bjørnestad and Thor Henning Hetland, also did two interesting presentations on the psychological aspects of introducing change and new technologies in an organization and how to reliably deliver important content with high availability using cloud services (Norwegian only):

  • Cloud Psychology – hvordan realisere smarte løsninger (slides, video)
  • HA-løsning anno 2010 (slides, video)
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