|Matthew Dublin is a senior writer at Genome Technology.|
A Linux Server on the Cloud in Under One Hour (Maybe)
Don't have your Red Hat engineer certification yet but need to setup a Linux server? No problem, says an article over at Infoworld, you can just spin up your own using a release called "TurnKey Linux" on Amazon's cloud.
They walk you through the process of establishing this flavor of Linux on the cloud step-by-step here.
While TurnKey Linux can run on any ordinary server, Infoworld says it can be "mindlessly" setup on Amazon's cloud in under one hour. Chances are that even a Red Hat expert would be hard pressed to make everything work flawlessly in under 60 minutes, but TurnKey is an interesting offering nonetheless.
It will soon be released with a version built upon Debian Squeeze, a reportedly very stable version of the Linux kernel. And this version actually comes in an assortment of prepackaged, ready-to-use servers including Linux Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl, just to name a few.
Get your stopwatches ready and good luck.