Repositories in the Cloud!
So what is it going to take to convince people that using the cloud for your repository is the best –if not most viable long term- option for your hardware architecture?
Is it that people don’t understand what “the cloud” is and how it offers true scalability and robustness?
Or perhaps, it is that you don’t trust companies like Google and Amazon Web Services?
Maybe it is even a more base question: is your repository intended for preservation or showcasing?
Well here is some more information for you, in case you really think that your local IT department is the best option for hosting your repository:
- podcast and video on what is the cloud (in terms that anyone can understand) (click on the “the coming cloud” tab and watch the video or listen to the podcast!)
- Amazon is the 6th most visited site in the UK why wouldn’t we trust them?
- How much money did you spend on your servers for your repository?