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Category: Amazon EC2

New EC2 Second Generation Standard Instances and Price Reductions

We launched Amazon EC2 with a single instance type (the venerable m1.small) in 2006. Over the years we have added many new instance types in order to allow our customers to run a very wide variety of applications and workloads. The Second Generation Standard InstancesToday we are continuing that practice, with the addition of a […]

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The AWS Report – Matt Lull of Citrix

In this episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Matt Lull, Managing Director, Global Strategic Alliances, for Citrix to learn more about their cloud strategy. We talked about their line of virtualization products including Xen, XenServer, CloudBridge, and the Citrix NetScaler. After that we talked about the concept of desktop virtualization, and Matt told […]

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Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Bid Status

We want to make EC2 Spot Instances even easier to use. One way we are doing this is by making the bidding and processing more open and more transparent. You probably know that you can use Spot Instances to bid for unused capacity, allowing you to obtain compute capacity at a price that is based […]

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Amazon Linux AMI 2012.09 Now Available

Max Spevack of the Amazon EC2 team brings news of the latest Amazon Linux AMI. — Jeff; The Amazon Linux AMI 2012.09 is now available. After we removed the Public Beta tag from the Amazon Linux AMI last September, weve been on a six month release cycle focused on making sure that EC2 customers have […]

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Scaling Science: 1 Million Compute Hours in 1 week

For many scientists, the computer has become as important as the test tube, the centrifuge or the grad student in delivering ground breaking research. Whether screening for active cancer treatments or colliding atoms, the availability of compute cycles can significantly affect the time it takes for scientists to crunch their numbers. Indeed, compute resources are […]

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Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance Marketplace

EC2 OptionsI often tell people that cloud computing is equal parts technology and business model. Amazon EC2 is a good example of this; you have three options to choose from: You can use On-Demand Instances, where you pay for compute capacity by the hour, with no upfront fees or long-term commitments. On-Demand instances are recommended […]

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