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Simplifying the EC2 Reserved Instance Model

‘s Reserved Instance model provides you with two benefits: capacity assurance and a lower effective hourly rate in exchange for an upfront payment. After combining customer feedback with an analysis of purchasing patterns that goes back to when we first launched Reserved Instances in 2009, we have decided to simplify the model and are introducing […]

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New Compute-Optimized EC2 Instances

Our customers continue to increase the sophistication and intensity of the compute-bound workloads that they run on the . Applications such as top-end website hosting, online gaming, simulation, risk analysis, and rendering are voracious consumers of CPU cycles and can almost always benefit from the parallelism offered by today’s multicore processors. The New C4 Instance […]

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Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) – Container Management for the AWS Cloud

Earlier this year I wrote about container computing and enumerated some of the benefits that you get when you use it as the basis for a distributed application platform: consistency &amp fidelity, development efficiency, and operational efficiency. Because containers are lighter in weight and have less memory and computational overhead than virtual machines, they make […]

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Route 53 Update – Private DNS and More

is a highly available and scalable Domain Name Service. As you probably know, it translates domain names in to numerical IP addresses. This level of indirection allows you to refer to a computer by its name (which usually remains the same for an extended period of time) instead of by its address (which could change […]

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New Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Add-In

Many enterprise-scale customers also have a large collection of virtualized Windows servers on their premises. These customers are now moving all sorts of workloads to the and have been looking for a unified solution to their on-premises and cloud-based system management needs. Using multiple tools to accomplish the same basic tasks (monitoring, and controlling virtualized […]

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