AWS News Blog

Category: Announcements

Coming Soon: Amazon EC2 With Windows

We’re getting ready to enable the use of Microsoft Windows Server on Amazon EC2 later this Fall. You will be able to use Amazon EC2 to host highly scalable ASP.NET sites, high performance computing (HPC) clusters, media transcoders, SQL Server, and more. You can run Visual Studio (or another development environment) on your desktop and […]

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Oracle Enters the AWS Cloud

We’ve been working with Oracle to bring a number of their products into the cloud. The first fruits of this work are now ready: cloud-compatible licensing, EC2 AMIs preloaded with a variety of Oracle products, support programs, backup to the cloud, and a cloud management portal. As more and more enterprises take a look at […]

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We’re Never Content

We’ve got something new and cool in the works and I’m excited to be able to tell you a little bit about it today! Before the end of the year we are planning to release a new service for content delivery. This new (and as yet unnamed) service will provide you with a high performance […]

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AWS Security White Paper

As more and more developers look to put AWS to use in various ways, questions about security practices and policies come to our attention from time to time. We’ve just published the first version of the AWS Security white paper. The paper provides answers to a number of questions about certifications, physical security, backups, and […]

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RightScale Webinar: Leveraging Amazon’s Elastic Block Store

The folks at RightScale will be conducting a webinar on Thursday, August 28th at 10 AM PDT. They’ll focus on the recently announced Amazon Elastic Block Store, discussing application scenarios, mission-critical deployment, architecture, and design considerations. Michael Crandell (RightScale CEO) and Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale CTO) will present. The webinar is free, but space is […]

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2008 AWS Start-Up Tour

Update! San Francisco and Silicon Valley had the dates reversed. Corrected calendar listed below. Were really excited to announce our AWS Start-Up Tour again in 2008, and this year were adding cities to include more hotbeds of innovation. The event is focused on the interests and needs of the startup community, so if you are […]

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Amazon Web Services \Office Hours\

We thought of trying out a new idea. Instead of working from our Amazon offices, for a change, we will be work for few hours, every last tuesday of the month, from an offsite. We like to call it AWS Office Hours. Offsite will be at the StartPad co-working office space in Pioneer Square in […]

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GigaSpaces XAP – Now on Amazon EC2

The GigaSpaces XAP (eXtreme Application Platform) is now available as an Amazon EC2 AMI (Amazon Machine Image). At the core, XAP implements a scalable, in-memory database which can be used as a data grid, a messaging grid, or as a parallel processing framework. XAP makes it easy to scale the entire middleware layer (data, messaging, […]

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