application migration to work in the cloud
September 5, 2012 5:46 AM Subscribe
I am looking for guidance on migrating an application to the cloud, from both a practical perspective as well as a theoretical perspective for a project.
posted by conrad101 to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
On the theory side, could anyone suggest any sources of information or guidance in the area of application migration to the cloud.
As a test, I am trying to convert a basic image manipulation program that I have previously written in python to work on Google App engine. As it stands, the program takes an image, applies filters e.g. sepia and negative and so on, and saves the resulting image to disk. I am looking to convert this to work on Google App Engine. I think that programs need to be substantially rewritten to use App engine as it uses its own supported APIs. Any advice or suggestions would be welcome.
Amazon EC2 seems somewhat easier to work with as you don't need to adapt much code to work in the EC2 cloud. I was considering setting up some kind of LAMP server on it. Is their any differences from setting up such a server on a local machine. Any advice or suggestions in terms of using LAMP in the EC2 cloud would also be welcome.