Building your webapp in the cloud

21st of July 2008 by conor

Whilst today is possibly not the best day ever to discuss cloud computing/storage, given the S3 problems last night, we’re doing another call on interest in attending a session on this in the near future.

Both the Amazon sessions in Dublin and Cork were very strongly attended so the interest seems to be there in general. However there are also a wide range of offerings out there from IBM, Salesforce and of course Google. Salesforce had their recent conference here which covered the Platform as a service and I’ve been talking to the IBM guys in Ireland who have their cloud computing centre in Mulhuddart.

I know many people were excited when the Google App Engine was announced. For some reason there seems to be a very strong Python dev community here with lots of startups using Django too, so the fit is quite strong.

So two questions for you this morning. First, if there was a full day session covering the cloud by one of these vendors, would you be interested in attending and what would you like to hear about (biz, tech, mix, heavy API drilldown)? Secondly, let us know in the comments what you are up to in this area.

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5 Responses to “Building your webapp in the cloud”

Not ot mention – we’ve been running a 128 node, 1024 core, 4TB RAM cloud since last March 2007 and are about to deploy a second site with replication and a full API.

You guys have any screencasts etc on your cloud offering?

Make sure to let us know when the API goes live, that’ll be very interesting to a lot of people!

We’ve a few presentations online – – is the most recent one.

The API has been key for us, we’ll be launching it soon, along with a new ‘cloud’ brand distinct from our ‘regular’ managed services offerings.

Would be very interested in attending such an event. Personally I would be interested in hearing a mix of biz and tech (with more tech than biz). I have never done any cloud development but armed with my app engine account I am desperately looking for some time to learn and play.


@John – you shouldn’t have to have time to learn and play with cloud computing – it should be as easy (or easier) than standard development, just on a much better platform.

We’d be happy to host a session on-site in our Data Centre and aside from just talking about Cloud Computing, we can show you a real platform. Of course in return we’d like to hear what web application developers REALLY want from their app hosting providers!