IPsec VPN + EC2 = VPC, other acronyms

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A More Secure, Trustworthy Cloud
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What didn’t make it into this piece: the overall trend that servers, having been virtualized, are now so easy to set up within someone else’s cloud infrastructure that they are now within reach of anyone, anywhere, for any purpose.

Those who remember what it was like when only a few people knew how to build web pages, who also now marvel at the ease with which blogs and Facebook profiles can be deployed and edited, will understand the analogy:

Some day soon, slick interfaces for putting your own cheap, temporary, ridiculously powerful computing and storage resources to productive use will make you wonder how you ever got along without them. Off-site drives like DropBox and JungleDisk are but a first step.

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