Bitnami Cloud Images contain your Bitnami-packaged application of choice and all of the software it requires. They are fully configured and ready to run on a cloud computing service. Bitnami Cloud Images are currently available for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Windows Azure, with support for additional clouds planned for the future.
The major benefit of using a cloud computing platform to run your Bitnami application is that you pay only for the time that you have the application running. There is no need to purchase additional hardware or install and set up the application on your own machine. Once you sign up for a cloud account with Amazon or Windows Azure, you can simply launch a Bitnami Cloud Image instance and you will be able to start using the application right away. When you're done using the application for a period of time, you can stop running it and you won't be billed for compute time until you need to run it again.
If you want to run Bitnami images in the cloud for development, testing or production purposes, then you may want to consider using Bitnami Cloud Hosting. Bitnami Cloud Hosting is a commercial service that simplifies the process of running applications on the Amazon EC2 Cloud. It provides one click application deployment, automatic backups, simple server resizing, monitoring and other features that will save you time and make sure your applications are running smoothly. To sign up for our free tier or learn more, visit the Bitnami Cloud Hosting website.
To deploy a Bitnami Cloud Image on a cloud platform, visit our download page and follow the instructions in the Cloud Images section. You may also want to visit our tutorials on deploying Bitnami Cloud Images on Amazon and Windows Azure.