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From Tony Stevenson <pct...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Cloud services inquiry for Google Summer of Code project
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:59:59 GMT
Lewis John Mcgibbney wrote on Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 12:55:27PM +0100:
> Hi Tony/Infra-dev@,
> I wonder if there is any update you can provide simply based upon the
> lead-in time you guys require from ourselves to get suitable
> availability of cloud services.

Honestly, no idea.  We have not yet done this for anyone, and we wont be able to help you
until you give us a very precise request. 
I dont mean to be rude or abrasive, but without such a detailed request we cant check pricing
etc, not too mention the time to set it all up. 

Would a Linux VM we host not suffice? 

> As I mentioned before, I don't envisage the student requiring the
> Amazon DynamoDB uptime until some time in July, however as we are
> beginning to code now I thought it best to inquire.
> Thanks in advance for any info
> Lewis
> On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM, Lewis John Mcgibbney
> <lewis.mcgibbney@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Tony,
> >
> > Thanks for getting back to me
> >
> > On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 4:21 PM, Tony Stevenson <pctony@apache.org> wrote:
> >> Yes, we do have a cloud services budget, but it is quiet modest.  It won't
get you months of high cpu/high ram.
> >
> > We will only require relative levels of cpu/ram based on the nature of
> > integration tests we decide to write for the project, however I do not
> > envisage us to get through to this type of testing for a month or so
> > as the module is still very much in planning. I envisage us requiring
> > larger levels of testing resources from around the mid term, which is
> > mid July onwards.
> >
> >> Before we elected to authorise the cost we'd likely want a much clearer image
of what is required, and for how long.
> >
> > So what would be required: We we would be looking at writing an
> > integration test suite, where typically a cloud instance is initiated
> > and an integration suite is run then the instance is ripped down. We
> > would not require hours or days worth of cloud time so in this respect
> > I we are measuring performance and loading as oppose to continuous
> > ingestion or integration.
> >
> > For how long: I imagine we would wish to have from around mid July
> > onwards until around the end of August, I hope I have answered your
> > question above as to the more literal sense of time. With regards to
> > the time costs money kind of time, hopefully I hjave addressed this
> > above when I described the nature of the tests and subsequently the
> > nature of the cloud time we would require.
> >
> >>
> >> I have cc'd infrastructure-dev for now.
> >
> > Thanks again, I've CC'd in Renato the student on the GSoC project so
> > he is kept in the loop on this one as well.
> > Best
> > Lewis
> -- 
> Lewis



Tony Stevenson

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