Forum OpenACS Q&A: OpenACS/dotLRN in the cloud
My company (Zill.net) is converting most users to VMs which can be shrunk/grown in terms of resources on the fly.
However, the basic architecture of OpenACS does not lend itself well to cloud, in terms of adding more instances on an as-needed basis, then turning them off.
I think that because the new tendencies are the cloud, so the problem will be to get someone who gives a good hosting service.
In the other hand to have the service of OpenACS/dotLRN in the cloud will let the Universities, that doesn't have prepared servers, to give this kind of service, making the cloud the form of access to the platform.
Thanks for your time.