[Seaside] Rapidly deploy your Seaside application for free using Amazon EC2 and Gemstone

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at beta9.be
Mon Jan 3 10:46:50 UTC 2011

Great writeup, Nick!
Thanks a lot for sharing.


On 03 Jan 2011, at 01:37, Nick Ager wrote:

> Amazon's offer of a free micro instance for a year[1] grabbed my attention:
> To help new AWS customers get started in the cloud, AWS is introducing a new free usage tier. Beginning November 1, new AWS customers will be able to run a free Amazon EC2 Micro Instance for a year...
> I've created an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) (ami-7f9bae0b) which is preconfigured with a webserver, Gemstone, GemTools into which I've loaded Seaside 3.03 and latest Pier code. You should be able to use the machine image to rapidly deploy your Seaside applications or use the AMI as the basis for your own improved configuration, then share that configuration back with the community. Creating and sharing modified configurations is relatively straight-forward [2].
> I've documented how to use my AMI to create your own free EC2 instances - http://www.nickager.com/nasite/blog/Create-a-free-Gemstone-server-in-the-cloud-in-10-minutes
> There's an accompanying screencast - http://www.nickager.com/nasite/blog/Screencast-creating-a-new-instance-based-on-pre-configured-AMI or on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/18375790
> I've also documented the process of creating the AMI - http://www.nickager.com/nasite/blog/Installing-Gemstone-on-an-Amazon-EC2-Linux-instance
> Have fun
> Nick
> [1] http://aws.amazon.com/free/
> [2] http://www.nickager.com/nasite/blog/CreateAReusableAmazonMachineInstance
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