On Demand Computing

I have limited bandwidth at my house. I’ve been experimenting using cloud computing when I need a faster connection to the internet. This week I’ve been using RackSpace’s Cloud infrastructure to bring up Windows based machines, connect to them using RDP and move files around. For example, I needed to download a 600Mb ISO and then use it to update a VMWare server. The Windows machine I brought up allowed me to do this work quickly and on a much higher speed connection than anything I could possibly get at my house. The cost was about $0.16 for two hours worth of work.

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