Creating an 2010 Team Foundation Server instance in the cloud
July 18, 2010 11 Comments
As a TFS consultant, I need to know everything there is to know about the product. I really didn’t want to spend $1,000+ on hardware to have it running all the time, so I looked into using Amazon Web Services. I had a little trepidation because I really didn’t know how much money it was going to cost me, but I figured “what the heck” and gave it a try. Here are my results or more specifically my first month’s bill:
This comes out to $10.18, which really isn’t that bad. I tried the small instance first, but it didn’t have enough RAM, so I went with the more costly Large Instance. This was plenty of firepower. As I recall, it had about 6 GB of RAM and multiple cores. I put SharePoint 2010, TFS 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2 on it and everything ran smoothly. I am thinking of bundling the Amazon Machine Instance (AMI) to make it easier for others to get started. Please contact me or leave a comment if you’re interested.