It seems like all of the existing Cloud offerings are missing some kind of package manager system. AMIs require updating like VMs, which can introduce downtime and other complexity.
I dare say that a standard needs to be introduced--or at least a quasi-standard like we see for Linux with Yum, RPM and Synaptic (essentially flavors of the same ideal.)
Since Amazon doesn't currently offer this feature, I wonder what vendor will step in to fill this void. So far all the Cloud app guys have taken different approaches which will certainly introduce some additional complexity related to portability (which … Read more