VirtualBox and Amazon EC2 – Peter Postmus
Peter has been using Oracle (nee Sun!) VirtualBox at Creative Analytics. He gave us an outline of the product and its features, followed by a demo in which he created a virtual machine. Interesting to note that unlike VMWare the full power of this product is available as a binary at no charge, and a lesser version of the source is in fact open source
In part 2, peter talked us through how a Creative Analytics client issue (involving a date bug with Windows 7) was resolved by the use of cloud computing, in the form of Amazon’s EC2. A nice little case study.