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Fast and Easy Containers: Azure Container Instances | Blog | Microsoft Azure
AWS Lambda has the equivalent basically in Azure Functions, but this new ACI container is nearly serverless but allows greater customization/loading compared to lambda. Charge by the second, long running is kinda expensive but it probably beats running your own VM/container cluster. Shared resource too (some other kind of isolation, compared to AWS which doesn't trust container security yet so ECS requires effectively provisioning private EC2 instances to isolate)
microsoft  Azure  ACI  cloud  container  instance  service  serverless 
july 2017 by asteroza Test Drive: Try apps right now on your computer
Amazon uses android VM's running on EC2 to allow people to test drive apps on the Amazon Android app store, using a web interface to deal with touching the android screen. The real killer feature is a cloud android instance running at full power. NTT was doing research on linked pairs of android (a local instance on the phone, sending API calls and whatnot to it's stronger twin in the cloud), which is also similar to Intel research into heterogeneous cloud cluster OS's.
amazon  EC2  android  VM  virtual  machine  app  store  test  drive  remote  desktop  cloud  instance  Delicious 
march 2011 by asteroza
'Virtual Smartphone' Used as Both Android Machine, iPhone -- Tech-On!
The translation for this article sucks. Seems like an extension of earlier Intel research. Basically, using a lighter Android OS on a cellphone, you connect via VPN to a dedicated virtual machine Android OS instance on a cloud server. They claim lower battery consumption on the real hardware and hardware limitation independence because the VM android can be provisioned with CPU and memory on an adhoc basis. I assume they are basically using VNC with a dedicated return channel to send serial data from accelerometers and other onboard sensors, plus some remote filesystem mounting tricks to transfer local files in the cellphone to the cloud VM. The iPhone angle is that a similar VNC-esqe app on the iPhone could provide similar accessibility to the cloud android VM, and the reverse case of having a virtual iPhone or Windows Mobile instance (though the article points out licensing prevents having virtual instances of iOS and Windows Mobile/Windows Phone 7)
cloud  Android  virtual  machine  VM  instance  thin  client  VDI  VNC  NTT  japan  research  prototype  iPhone  windows  mobile  phone  7  smartphone  heterogeneous  cluster  Delicious 
february 2011 by asteroza
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
Amazon brings out a cloud hosted MySQL service. This is definitely gonna make some people cry...
Amazon  RDS  AWS  MySQL  cloud  hosting  service  database  instance  VM  virtual  machine  web  development  scalability  storage  Delicious 
october 2009 by asteroza

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