TvE 2100

At 2100 feet above Santa Barbara

The EC2 Software Gap

By now everyone has realized how game-changing a product has introduced with EC2. The business case is crystal clear for many organizations, small and large. What has not yet become as well understood is the software gap that EC2 has exposed. Basically it opens new opportunities at the hardware level but for most organizations there is a software gap that they need to close to actually be able to take advantage of EC2. But let’s start at the beginning…

The business case typically has to do with the ability to scale up quickly on demand, for example due to a media event, or to scale up&down with daily use to