So, in an environment where you want to explore new technologies and ideas, the idea of buying or leasing servers that you will have to rip down and rebuild constantly seems... well... antiquated.
I want to prototype in the cloud. I think it makes sense. After all, the idea here is to work with open source where possible, with the wider development community when we can, and not to limit ourselves to having to use only one way of developing prototypes.
Here enters the cloud. As I see it, these are the pros and cons of working in the cloud: