April 2007

Newsletter #24

Greetings AWS Developers,

Take a read to learn about Amazon EC2’s latest release, the newest developer resources, and to catch the buzz on what the AWS community is building using Amazon Web Services. Also, heads up to start ups and VCs in the Seattle area – AWS and Madrona Ventures would love to host you for an exclusive event. More details below!

Kathrin Jackson
Amazon Web Services

  • Amazon EC2: NAT Addressed Instances Launched
  • Developer Resources: Amazon Mechanical Turk, and “Monster Muck”
  • Attention: Seattle Startups and VCs
  • Amazon Web Services at O’Reilly ETech
  • Solutions Catalog Highlights – What Your Peers Are Building
  • Upcoming Events
  • Amazon EC2: NAT Addressed Instances Launched

    Amazon EC2 has introduced NAT addressed instances. Rather than having a single internet routable IP address, NAT addressed instances are allocated two IP addresses: 1) a non-routable RFC 1918 private IP address, and 2) a public IP address. The EC2 network will map traffic between these two addresses. This new addressing allows us to make optimal use of our public IP addresses and will enable additional functionality in future releases. We will not be adding significant new capacity with the (previous) direct addressing scheme, and we will eventually retire the direct addressed instances entirely. If you are an Amazon EC2 beta user, we would encourage you to give them a try.

    Read the full announcement.

    Read the release notes.

    See the NAT feature guide.

    Developer Resources: Amazon Mechanical Turk, and “Monster Muck”

    Amazon Mechanical Turk Java SDK (Beta)
    The Amazon Mechanical Turk Java SDK is a set of libraries and tools designed to make it easier for you to build solutions leveraging Amazon Mechanical Turk. Download a preview version from the Resource Center.

    Amazon Mechanical Turk Command-line Tools (Beta)
    The Amazon Mechanical Turk Command Line Tools are a set UNIX command line interfaces allowing you to easily build solutions leveraging Amazon Mechanical Turk without writing a line of code. Download a preview version from the Resource Center.

    Monster Muck Mashup: Scalable Video Conversion using AWS
    Expert AWS developer Mitch Garnaat takes us through his Monster Muck Mashup application, which supercharges the process for converting video for his iPod. Mitch uses Amazon S3 for rock-solid video file storage, Amazon EC2 to rip through the video conversion, and Amazon SQS for messaging during the conversion carnage. Read the article on the Developer Connection site and learn about the blazingly-fast conversion using 10 EC2 instances like you’ve never seen before.

    Attention: Seattle Startups and VCs

    Amazon Web Services and Madrona Venture Group would like to invite you to an exclusive half-day event for tech start ups and VCs. Join us on Thursday, April 26th, 2-7pm in Seattle for this free event. RSVP today by sending us an e-mail with your name, title, and company name. More details…

    Reasons to attend:

    - Learn how to integrate Amazon Web Services into your business
    - Find ways to cut fixed infrastructure costs while increasing reliability and scalability
    - Network with VCs and hear what they look for in a start up
    - Hear from successful entrepreneurs about their use of Amazon Web Services

    Amazon Web Services at O’Reilly ETech

    We were very excited to be joined by a number of Amazon Web Services customers at O’Reilly ETech, all of whom either gave their own presentations, or spoke in conjunction with the Amazon Web Services keynote session. Check out the links below to see who came and presented with us, and to read about the keynote on the O’Reilly web site.






    AWS Keynote on O’

    Solutions Catalog Highlights – What Your Peers Are Building

    More from the community! This month, file and video sharing, plus an easy way to manage virtual machines.
    myDataBus is an online file storage service built on Amazon S3 that makes it easy to share your files with others. Do more with your files – sign up today for 5GB of FREE storage!

    Built using Amazon S3, mDialogue is a next generation Internet Video Sharing Service. Featuring HDV/DVD quality video, super fast encoding/uploading and private sharing with the social community you choose. Create iPod and Apple TV compatible Video Podcasts. With mDialogue, You Are The Network!

    Enomalism Virtualized Management Dashboard
    The Enomalism Virtualized Management Dashboard (VMD) is a powerful open source, web-based virtual machine manager for the XEN hypervisor. Designed to answer the challenges of fragmented hosting environments, Enomalism provides an easy to use interface to provision hundreds of concurrent isolated servers using the Enomalism Virtualized Grid environment and the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

    Not listed in the Solutions Catalog yet? Start with our community co-marketing.

    Check out the AWS blog for more news about AWS developers and their applications.

    Upcoming Events

    Coming up – a variety of U.S. and international events, including Web 2.0 Expo. See you there!

    New England Visual Basic Professionals – Boston, MA
    April 5, 2007
    Mike Culver

    Business Process Management Conference – Chicago, IL
    April 10-12, 2007
    Mike Culver

    Chicago Central Cold Fusion User Group – Chicago, IL
    April 11, 2007
    Mike Culver

    Web 2.0 Expo – San Francisco, CA
    April 15-18, 2007
    Keynote Address – Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO,

    We’re pleased to be participating a variety of Birds of a Feather sessions at Web 2.0 Expo. Keep an eye out on the AWS blog in the weeks before the show for details, or come visit us at our booth to find out more.

    Internet Global Congress – Barcelona, Spain
    April 16-18, 2007
    Jeff Barr

    Devscovery – Denver, CO
    April 17-19, 2007
    Mike Culver

    IQPC Future Grid – London, England
    April 24, 2007
    Jeff Barr
    “Scaling Processing Resources Up And Down For Ultimate Operational Capacity And Business Opportunity”

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