Media Coverage

News from 2007

Mar 22, 2007

ZDNet: Video: Is it time to throw away your servers?

“Last November, I wrote a post with the title Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: Honey, I just shrunk the server hosting business. In that post, I did some simple math to show how a small business like the one I run with Doug Gold (Mass Events Labs, where we host two servers with a bigtime hosting service) can save some serious money if it can figure out how to move from a physical hosting service to an “elastic” one like Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).”
Aug 01, 2007

InformationWeek: Amazon EC2 Lets Users Sell Software as a Service

“With Amazon’s new Paid AMI Support, EC2 users can become a software or application service provider, selling access to their particular server configuration. So rather than selling, say, blogging software that users have to download to a home computer then upload to a Web server and install, a software developer might create and deploy a Paid AMI that builds some profit into Amazon EC2’s base price of 10 cents per instance-hour consumed, 10 cents per Gbyte of data in, and 18 cents per Gbyte out, plus Amazon S3 storage and request charges.”
Aug 07, 2007

InformationWeek: Amazon Pushes Data Center-to-Rent Service

“Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN).com, which hopes to build a huge business renting its massive storage and computing power, used LinuxWorld on Tuesday as a forum to push the idea of building application services on top of someone else’s Web infrastructure.”
Oct 10, 2007

Wired: New From Amazon: Guaranteed Server Uptime

“Not content with being the world’s largest online retailer, is getting serious about a relatively new line of business: renting out its servers to other internet companies. An announcement posted Tuesday to the Amazon Web Services Blog says the company is now backing its Simple Storage Service, which lets companies cheaply rent server space in whatever amount they need at a given time, with a service level agreement, or SLA, that guarantees 99.9 percent uptime.”
Nov 06, 2007

NYTimes: Amazon Offers Online Storage in Europe

“ has extended its data hosting service to the European Union, speeding up its service for customers there, and offering them the ability to comply with European data protection laws to boot.”
Nov 07, 2007

Dr. Dobbs: RedHat Announces On-Demand Amazon Compute Cloud

“Red Hat has announced beta availability of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), a Web service that provides resizeable compute capacity in the cloud. This collaboration makes all the capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including the Red Hat Network management service, technical support, and certified applications, available to customers on Amazon’s network infrastructure and datacenters.”

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