Developers creating cloud-based applications may be interested in a new portable cloud which has been created by Owen Rubel, to aid with development and reduce monthly costs. Check out the demonstration video below to learn more about the portable hardware which allows you to develop on your own local cloud without the need for services such as Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure.
The portable cloud system has this week launched by a Kickstarter with the aim of raising $8,000 to make the jump into production. Pledges are available from $800 for early bird backers with worldwide shipping expected to take place during August 2018. “Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure costs can add up quickly and building out a distributed architecture can be very pricy when you need 4 different EC2 instances that cost $50/month and up.”
Each portable cloud consists of 3 swappable ‘NODES’ comprised of 6 IOT nodes. These nodes are bundles in 3 separate layers for easier wiring. For more information and full specifications jump over to the official crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below. “Often times you can talk about your architecture with slides but with microservices, it is hard for people to understand without seeing it in action. With our ‘portable cloud’ solution, you can demo and show the architecture along with your software and give people a better idea of how the software/microservices work with the architecture.”