eZ Publish Cloud Services for Amazoon Web Services
The future of eZ Publish IT infrastructure comes onto market
The Cloud is a dynamic power house blowing the roof of the IT world altogether. Where once IT’s role was primary focused on maintenance and operations, the near-infinitive resources of the Cloud are freeing up IT professionals to concentrate on strategy and vision. The eZ XROW Cluster for Amazon technology supports multiple Cloud configurations and absorbs operational tasks, giving enterprises both the ability to focus on big-picture initiatives and the agility to successfully execute them.
The cloud opportunity
Industry estimates put the average IT budget spend at 70% on sustaining and running basic IT operations, and 30% for increasing business value through IT innovation.
The trend in high performance computing is towards the use of vitualized Linux clusters.
Concurrently, there has been a growing interest in the use of Linux clusters in virtualized environments. For many, a cluster assembled from inexpensive commodity off-the-shelf cloud services and open source software promises to be a cost effective way to obtain a high performance system.
Though many of the concepts are simple, it remains difficult to navigate a myriad of technologies in order to arrive at a cluster configuration that will meet the Web Content management needs of a specific organization.
Similarly, it is harder to efficiently manage a multi-node cloud-compute cluster than it is to do the same for a workstation. Consequently, adopters of this technology have had to invest large amounts of effort to realize the full potential of their systems.
The eZ XROW Cluster for Amazon program was developed to address the difficulties of obtaining and running a cost effective Linux cluster system optimized for high performance eZ Publish installations. It is based of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. See http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/ for more information.