Hi Aaron,

This is really great, being able to access EC2 & IBM resource or any other 
cloud resources for that matter. I can't wait to test that one out. 
Any body working on EC2 interface?

Thank you for your insight!
From: Aaron Peeler [fapee...@ncsu.edu]
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 12:19 PM
To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
Cc: vcl-...@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Private vs Public Setup of VCL

Hello Amit,

Good questions.

I would agree that the simplest description of a public cloud is what
you mention - "one that allows anyone to sign up(either freely or
paid) to access the resources provided". Like amazon EC2, etc.

The hybrid model mentioned is what I would describe as a private cloud
that when needed can pull in or access resources of a public cloud.
There do exists VCL provisioning modules in development that can
request resources from EC2 and IBM's cloud.  Xianqing Yu  is working
on a JIRA issue for interacting with an IBM cloud
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VCL-457 as an example.


On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Kumar, Amit H. <ahku...@odu.edu> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Reading through this document on VCL on IBM developers site:
> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-vcl/index.html
> Brings me to the following question: First of all I am not sure how this
> question will be treated on this forum , because I have not seen a
> discussion on VCL that talks about Private vs. Public  setup like the IBMers
> do in the above link. So please bare with me and my naïve thoughts ….
> Q. When would an implementation of VCL be considered as a Public Cloud
> Setup? I cannot draw a clear line to distinguish between private vs. public
> VCL setup.
> Here is what I am thinking:
>>>  If the VCL implementation allows anyone to sign up(either freely or
>>> paid) to access the resources provided. Then it is a public cloud setup. ?
>>>  If the VCL implementation allows other similar VCL type resources to
>>> join the existing pool of resources to provide free or paid access to once
>>> signed up. Is this a public cloud setup?
> Please advise!
> Regards,
> Amit

Aaron Peeler
Program Manager
Virtual Computing Lab
NC State University

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