[erlang-questions] Erlang and cloud computing

eigenfunction <>
Tue Jan 31 20:15:36 CET 2012


Please keep it in this list. That last time i did hear anything
related to clould computing and erlang, it was in the context of
couchdb. There were not really great news.

On Jan 31, 7:28 pm, Adrian Roe <> wrote:
> We (id3as) have worked in cloud for a while and have used Erlang for all of
> our cloud management tasks for the last couple of years with great success
> - it's very well suited to the job.  During that time we've worked with
> many of the major cloud providers on both Windows and Linux platforms
> and  would  be happy to share experiences.  I suspect that's best done off
> list unless there is wide interest, but in a one sentence summary would
> steer you at Amazon if you have highly dynamic load requirements and Linux
> if you have the choice (the costs per hour are much lower for equivalent
> servers).
>
> Amazon (in our experience at least) have been streets ahead of the other
> vendors when the number of servers varies widely and rapidly - for example
> some of our solutions range from running on 3~4 servers at some points of
> the day rising up to ~1000 at times of peak load.  If you don't need such a
> dynamic solution (i.e. your server load is far more constant) then there is
> less to choose between vendors.
>
> Kind regards
>
> Adrian
> *Dr Adrian Roe*
> *Director*
> *id3as*
>
> On 30 January 2012 15:40, Yves S. Garret <> wrote:
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> > Hello,
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> >    I have a curiosity question.  Is Erlang being used somehow in the field
> > of cloud computing?  The idea of splitting up a task and then processing it
> > in pieces in parallel seems right up Erlang's alley.
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> >    I have looked at Windows Azure, but they mostly use .NET languages, are
> > there services where you can have a cloud computing environment and use
> > Erlang to do the application development?  What has been your experience if
> > you have used Erlang in cloud computing?
>
> > --Yves
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