Bungee Grid now running on Amazon EC2 and accessible to Bungee Developers.

Application developers using Bungee Connect to create and deploy highly interactive web applications will soon be able to automatically designate the hosting location for their applications by selecting from three multi-tenant locations including Bungee Grid-US, Bungee Grid-Europe, and Bungee Grid-EC2.

Bungee-powered application hosting on Bungee Grid-EC2 using Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) infrastructure is available today upon special request for deployed applications running on the Bungee Connect (Beta) multi-tenant grids located in United States and Europe.

Beginning in June 2008, developers will be able to self-select and deploy their Bungee-powered applications on Amazon’s EC2 through the “Staging Tab” within Bungee Connect.

In addition, BCDN developers wanting to deploy Bungee-powered applications on their own servers will be able to download a complete single-server Bungee Grid as virtual software appliance called the “Bungee Application Server” from June 2008 and available to all Bungee Connect customers from Q4 2008 (see the Announcing Bungee Application Server post for details).

Bungee Grid Pricing

Later this year, when Bungee Connect comes out of Public-Beta, applications deployed on the Bungee Connect multi-tenant Bungee Grid in Europe, United States, and at Amazon EC2 will be billed at an aggregated rate of $0.06 (Six U.S. Cents) per user-session-hour rounded down to the nearest second per session. Examples:

  • the developer/publisher of a Bungee-powered application used heavily in a daily at-work environment (3 hours a day, 20 days a month) can expect utilities fees due to Bungee Labs of around $3.60 per end-user, per month.
  • the developer/publisher of a Bungee-powered application used weekly (2 hours a week, 4 weeks a month) can expect utilities fees due to Bungee Labs of around $0.48 U.S. per end-user, per month.
  • the developer/publisher of a Bungee-powered application used occasionally (20 minutes a month) can expect utilities fees due to Bungee Labs of around $.02 U.S. per end-user, per month.

Daily

Weekly

occasional

It is the total aggregated session time that used to calculate the utility fees, regardless of the actual number of users that use the application.

As a reminder: Bungee does not collect fees from developers during application development on Bungee Connect and developers incur no extra software license fees, no infrastructure management fees, and no bandwidth, power, and facility fees when using Bungee Connect.

WideLens reference application demonstrates Bungee-powered hosting on Amazon EC2.

This week we deployed a new version of WideLens on Bungee Grid-EC2 (using Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) infrastructure). We’re making this new version of WideLens openly available to any end-users and all members of BCDN. WideLens stresses many facets of our interactivity and underlying infrastructure. It also provides us with an additional vehicle to observe and understand performance, functionality and stability, which help us to rapidly improve the Bungee Connect platform as it operates under increasing usage and different load patterns.

For those of you who haven’t seen or read about it, WideLens provides direct access to create, read, and edit calendar events from any of your multiple Google Calendars, multiple Microsoft Exchange Calendars, iCalendar Feeds, Facebook Events, and Salesforce.com calendars. WideLens also has its own full-featured calendar powered by a MySQL database hosted at Amazon’s EC2. Everything in WideLens is interactive and runs in Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Check it out at WideLens.com.

Today’s WideLens, as an end-user application, is primarily intended to view and align your personal events and appointments, and to help you avoid conflicting activities across calendars, family members, and work schedules. Right now, it’s not intended for business or group meetings synchronization.

‘Feedback’ mechanisms are built right into WideLens. We encourage our users provide direct feedback about areas of needed refinement, issues, questions, and desired new functionality. The top of request list for new functionality includes: Meeting Invite/Accept Workflow, Contacts, and Sharing. More on Widelens at WideLens.com.

Bungee Grid-EC2 Q & A

Q:If I want my Bungee-powered application to test-run on Bungee Grid-EC2, what do I need to do?

A: Bungee-powered application hosting on Bungee Grid-EC2 is available today upon special request for deployed applications running on the Bungee Connect (Beta) multi-tenant grids located in United States and Europe. Just send an email to support [at] bungeeconnect.com with your contact information and we’ll start the quick process to move your application to Bungee Grid-EC2.

Beginning in June 2008, developers will be able to self-select and deploy their Bungee-powered applications on Amazon’s EC2 through the “Staging Tab” within Bungee Connect.

Q: What if I want to deploy my Bungee-powered applications on my own server?

See “Announcing Bungee Application Server”

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