The Year in Review

The top five cloud computing tips of 2009

Cloud computing grew in both popularity and use in 2009. Now, IT managers not wanting to be left behind will need to learn about numerous facets of this shift in IT delivery and operations. With that in mind, we present advice from the experts on network performance and cloud computing, the key cloud computing platforms and the rest of the top five cloud computing tips of 2009.

#5 - Network considerations in cloud computing
For numerous cloud computing applications, network performance will go hand in hand with cloud computing performance. The key to ensuring performance across the board is to compare the differences between your current networking situations and what how your networks would operate in the cloud.

#4 - Getting started with Amazon EC2
Is Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for you? Consider Amazon's pricing structure, development potential and control policies when deciding whether or not to move your data into its cloud.

#3 - Introducing the key cloud computing platforms
Understanding the basic configurations of the major cloud computing platforms ensures that your enterprise will make the right call when choosing which cloud computing resources to develop and deploy applications on.

#2 - Amazon's EC2 and the open source cloud projects
Introduce yourself to Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the well-known cloud computing service that supports all programming languages for application development, and the open source cloud projects that can augment your EC2 environment.

#1 - Running a Web service on Google App Engine
The top cloud computing tip of 2009 discusses the steps behind building and running a Web service on Google App Engine (GAE). Find out how to create and install a Web service on GAE and which Google tools and resources are available to support and supplement your service.

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This was first published in December 2009

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