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

Laurence Rowe l at lrowe.co.uk
Sun Jul 20 07:40:06 EDT 2008

David Bain wrote:
> 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
> service.

ElasticFox only does EC2 (and S3fox only S3).

Rightscale has a free developer account (definitely worth getting an 
account to see some of their features). Actually, I think a more 
interesting project would be to build some tools in grok that let you 
apps a bit like rightscale, with content on s3. megrok.s3 perhaps?


> 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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