“Many think of Amazon as “that hugely successful online bookstore.” You would expect Amazon CTO Werner Vogels to embrace this distinction, but in fact it causes him some concern. “I think it’s important to realize that first and foremost Amazon is a technology company,” says Vogels. And he’s right. Over the past years, Vogels has helped Amazon grow from an online retailer (albeit one of the largest, with more than 55 million active customer accounts) into a platform on which more than 1 million active retail partners worldwide do business. Behind Amazon’s successful evolution from retailer to technology platform is its SOA (service-oriented architecture), which broke new technological ground and proved that SOAs can deliver on their promises…”
“Juju focuses on managing the service units you need to deliver a single solution, above simply configuring the machines or cloud instances needed to run them. Charms developed, tested, and deployed on your own hardware will operate the same in an EC2 API compatible cloud…”
“The local provider allows for deploying services directly against the local/host machine using LXC containers with the goal of experimenting with juju and developing formulas.
The local provider has some additional package dependencies. Attempts to use this provider without these packages installed will terminate with a message indicating the missing packages…”
“If you expect CK-levels of traffic, you’ll need to beef up your hardware. But even the most beastly web server is going to offer poor performance when a quarter million people try to download 1.37GB high-def video file like Live at the Beacon Theater. Amazon’s S3 (Simple Storage Solution) solves this problem by giving you all the server power you could ask for. Combine that with Amazon’s CloudFront, and you’ve got content delivery power on par with iTunes…or well…Amazon. To make things drop-dead simple, WP e-Commerce has an Amazon S3 plugin that makes this whole thing automatic for a whopping $45…”
“´These instructions are the rather verbose, but hopefully easy enough to follow, steps to build a new Linux server using Varnish, Nginx, W3 Total Cache, and WordPress, to build a WordPress blog on a Amazon Micro server (or equivalent), all costing under $15 a month, capable of sustaining 10 million hits per day, as measured by blitz.io.”