ArcGIS Server in an Elastic Compute Cloud
In addition to providing a sensible licensing model for this, it would be nice if ESRI would provide a “starter” AMI with all the necessary software loaded, then I could just load my customizations and data on top of that, and push it into the cloud.
The beauty of the cloud concept is its scalability. I wonder how tricky it would be to add new SOC machines to the cloud. For something like an emergency management system scalability is hard. Typically load would be very low, until something like a hurricane comes along.
Maybe I’m thinking wrong on an emergency mgmt system … maybe what is needed is a lot of small focused apps that mash together feeds following the Common Alerting Protocol.