loud Computing has become a hot topic as of late with Amazon’s suite of web services frequently referenced in the press, and with focuses in academia and business as well. Cloud computing has become such a popular topic as of late that Hyperic has released a new service to trend the availability of Amazons various cloud computing services: Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), SimpleDB (SDB), Simple Queue Service (SQS), Flexible Payment Service (FPS).
Any developer can sign up with Amazon’s web services, create an application and deploy it on Amazon’s cloud of massive computing resources. When deploying applications for services that are intended to be available most of the time to their users (which most internet based applications do) the issue of performance always tends to arise. CloudStatus steps in by independently trending performance metrics of Amazon’s various cloud services with a well-designed interface that only consists of their web site at the moment: