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Run a program in Cloud?

Although "Cloud" is a hot topic, I don't know what it can do for me. Let's say that I developed a server application by VC or Delphi. Can I run it in Cloud, e.g. AWS or Azure, so I connect to it anywhere?
Lewis Tian Send private email
Monday, April 22, 2013
 
 
Depends on the cloud provider.
Howard Ness Send private email
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
 
 
Maybe something was lost in translation here, but a server application is in the cloud, it's just that it wasn't called that before. Mainframe, client-server, cloud, saas, <next-big-thing>, are all essentially the same thing, with different marketing spin.
Scorpio Send private email
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
 
 
Yes, seems a Windows VPS will suit my needs. Although they are called "Cloud Server" now.
Lewis Tian Send private email
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
 
 
Not to hijack this topic but does it make reverse engineering harder for hackers since they don't have the .exe code to work on ? 

Serge
Serge Send private email
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
 
 
>does it make reverse engineering harder for hackers since they don't have the .exe code

If you are running something "In the cloud" you are selling a service not a product.

Which is a different game entirely.

For example : If you get bored and decide to turn it off all your customers will shout at you.
TomTomAgain Send private email
Friday, April 26, 2013
 
 
"For example : If you get bored and decide to turn it off all your customers will shout at you."

Like Google Reader.  Talk about a backlash!
Harry Phace Send private email
Saturday, April 27, 2013
 
 
Exactly Harry!  And that was a free product.

Imagine the stink if you'd spent $000's over years and had the product embedded in your business, complete with custom integrations and expensive training for your staff.

Would you be happy if the service provider just decided to turn it off? No you would not!
TomTomAgain Send private email
Saturday, April 27, 2013
 
 
There is a new twist on this according to a Readwrite article:
http://readwrite.com/2013/05/07/coming-soon-desktops-hosted-on-the-cloud-usable-anywhere
Bill Anonomist Send private email
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
 
 

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