Cloud SE POC

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Technology Evaluation
The purpose of the project is to investigate the use of the cloud computing platforms (in this case Nimbus) from a software engineering perspective. In the study we consider some of the key points in software engineering: what projects are fit for the cloud, software development methodologies, deployment strategies, testing techniques, integration with other systems and protocols, best practices. The aplication is just a proof of concept, the main purpose being studying the software engineering aspects.
Use of FutureSystems
I intend only to have a small, proof of concept, application which I should be able to use to research some key points in software engineering for the cloud.
Scale of Use
I need just a few vms (3-4) for an experiment, they will run just a simple web application (some kind of a web service), which will be used only a few times (2-3 hours) in a week, for about 4 months from now on.