Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud
Amazon took the lead in addressing one of key objections of enterprise customers to cloud adoption by announcing the Virtual Private Cloud today. Jeff Barr at AWS has done a great job in explaining the technical details of the solution. The solution goes a long way in addressing some of the concerns we encountered first hand at Kaavo in dealing with enterprise customers. Recently I blogged about a solution we had to implement using open source tools to address the needs of one of our customers. We were hoping that someone is going to step up to the plate and offer better connectivity solutions for cloud computing to make things easier, it is great to see that the AWS team is first to deliver. The key promise of cloud computing is instant on-demand access to compute resources, as we know compute resources don’t work in isolation and to fully take advantage of cloud computing there is a pressing need to establish on-demand instant secure connectivity among the distributed compute resources. This solution will go a long way in helping enterprise customers to get on the cloud. Hopefully in not too far future we will see more innovation in networking/connectivity solutions to have on-demand guaranteed service levels, bandwidths, etc.