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JumpBox – Ready To Use Applications For EC2

Jumpbox Config Page for TwikiI spoke with the good folks at JumpBox earlier this week. They told me that they are now supporting Amazon EC2 with a lineup of 12 public AMIs (Amazon Machine Images) containing pre-built and pre-configured open source applications. You can launch blogging tools, CRM tools, development tools, and lots more.

You can follow the directions in the tutorial to get started. I was able to start up a Twiki site in less than 5 minutes. Each JumpBox includes a configuration page which is accessible via HTTPS on port 3000. Using the page I set up my computer name, entered my email address for event notifications, set my time zone, entered my password, and agreed to the license agreement. After a 10 second wait for configuration, my Twiki was up and running!

26 additional packages are available to JumpBox subscribers. It is important to note that these are all single-instance applications that aregreat for workgroups and web sites with modest amounts of traffic. They are perfect for trying out new applications and for getting off the ground in a big hurry.

All in all, this is pretty powerful stuff. If you are putting a web startup together you can have your blog, bug tracker, project manager, wiki, and content management system up and running in the first hour of business.

— Jeff;