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Category: Amazon EC2

Coming Soon – The I2 Instance Type – High I/O Performance Via SSD

Earlier today, Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels announced the upcoming I2 instance type from the main stage of AWS re:Invent! The I2 instances are optimized for high performance random I/O. They are a great fit for transactional systems and NoSQL databases like Cassandra and MongoDB. The instances use 2.5 GHz intel Xeon E5-2670v2 processors with Turbo […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces – Desktop Computing in the Cloud

Once upon a time, enterprises had a straightforward way to give each employee access to a desktop computer. New employees would join the organization and receive a standard-issue desktop, preconfigured with a common set of tools and applications. This one-size-fits all model was acceptable in the early days of personal computing, but not anymore. Enterprise […]

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Store and Process Large Sequential Data Sets with EC2 Cluster Instances

To date, we haven’t been very vocal about the performance that is possible when you combine the EC2 Cluster Instances and EBS. I’d like to change that today! The EC2 Cluster Instance types (CC2, CR1, CG1, HI1, and HS1) support high-performance (10 gigabit) networking between instances and Elastic Block Storage volumes (EBS). Instances of this […]

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Prices Reduced for EC2’s M3 Instances

I am happy to announce that we are reducing the On-Demand and Reserved Instance prices for Amazon EC2’s M3 (Second Generation Standard) instances, effective November 1. We are lowering the On-Demand prices of M3 instances by 10%. Regardless of which region you are running M3 instances in, these price reductions will automatically be reflected in […]

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Amazon EC2 High Storage (HS1) Instances Now Available in Sydney and Singapore

The EC2 instances on the Amazon EC2 Instance Types menu are designed to run a wide variety of workloads. You can now launch hs1.8xlarge instances in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions using the On-Demand or Reserved Instance pricing models. You can now run your Amazon Redshift clusters, storage-intensive Hadoop jobs, and […]

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