I’m very excited to be writing Tutum’s FIRST blog post, even if it’s just a short introductory one.
Fernando and I have spent the last several months developing and validating different proofs of concept to a number of cloud-related ideas we had. Along the way we were joined by Camilo Verdugo and Bernardo Pericacho.
Most recently we have focused closely on the services being offered by IaaS and PaaS providers alike – we were rather unimpressed by the technology and services offered and felt there was still room for innovation. We had been toying around with the idea of building an IaaS-like service, but with the caveat of it being powered by Linux Containers (LXC), and without the limitations imposed by PaaS. We knew we could create an innovative service, one that would be simpler to use, and could take advantage of key LXC features and other technological advancements (eg. Docker). So, we’ve been hard at work doing just that, and very soon we will be making our work available publicly! We look forward to hearing all your feedback, comments and ideas on Tutum.
In the meantime, I don’t want to ruin all of the exciting announcements, howtos, demos, etc. that we’ve got coming up. So, stay tuned, we’re moving fast, very fast.