Useful news out of Red Hat this morning. You'll be able to get virtual RHEL boxes on Amazon EC2, and manage them with your regular Red Hat Network tools, as you would a physical box or a guest on your own hardware.
Now the big question is: when is EC2 going to come out of beta and
get an SLA? The S3 storage service just got one, and with
an Enterprise distribution coming out on EC2, the "beta" label on EC2 is likely to be on the way out, too.
This is a fun story for customers who aren't doing virtualization yet, as most aren't. If you've been reading Nicholas G. Carr's blog, and getting all fired up about getting out of running your own data center, but you still have apps to deploy today, you can install on RHEL, then move to EC2 in the future.