[Grok-dev] Re: Amazon EC2/S3 control panel in Grok

David Bain david.bain at alteroo.com
Sat Jul 19 17:35:56 EDT 2008

I think I'll start by surveying the "landscape" of EC2/S3 tools. For
example Elastic fox seems to only do S3 and rightscale is a paid

On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 4:34 PM, David Bain <david.bain at alteroo.com> wrote:
> so I guess that would be wheel reinvention then?
> On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 12:33 PM, Laurence Rowe <l at lrowe.co.uk> wrote:
>> David Bain wrote:
>>> I think we need a simple project that validates grok. A project that
>>> speaks to the geek world and says "look what we did" in 3 minutes! (okay
>>> maybe not 3 minutes).
>>> I think that project would be a Grok based implementaton of an Amazon EC2
>>> control panel. It would allow an individual to manage their EC2 images and
>>> keys etc.. and their S3 buckets, all through the web.
>>> I think this is relatively low hanging fruit because there is already a
>>> nice python library (boto http://pypi.python.org/pypi/boto), which can do
>>> the backend work.
>>> Just throwing this out there.
>> I'm not sure it's worth the effort. There already exists rightscale.com, and
>> the firefox extensions ElasticFox
>> http://developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/entry.jspa?externalID=609 and
>> s3fox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3247
>> Laurence
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