Getting Started with Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing sounds fluffy, so what are the real-life benefits? And how can I start using the Cloud today, in my own projects? The first step: Getting more power at a low low cost. How can we use the cloud today, by moving parts of our application or environment to the cloud? We’ll share our hand-on experiences with developing using the cloud for everything from testing to deployment. The next step: Scaling out in the cloud
The cloud brings new issues and concerns. How do you best store data if it’s stored in distributed data centers? How can you ensure data consistency when ACID-style transactions are your biggest bottleneck? How will it affect your architecture that servers are added at any time?