I put this out on the UW Techsupport mailing list a little while ago, and thought I’d post it here too.
We’ve been having some conversations with folks at Amazon recently about their S3 storage and EC2 compute virtualization services, trying to do some thinking about how these services might be useful at the UW and what (if any) role there is for a central organization to play that might help folks who want to make use of these services here.
We’ve gotten to the point where what we need is some use cases or other scenarios of what uses people might want to make of these services.
If you or people that you work with are making use of S3 and/or EC2, investigating them, thinking about them, idly musing about them, etc, will you drop me a line off list? I’ll gladly summarize back.