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Category: Amazon EC2*

New High I/O EC2 Instance Type – hi1.4xlarge – 2 TB of SSD-Backed Storage

The Plot So FarAs the applications that you build with AWS grow in scale, scope, and complexity, you haven’t been shy about asking us for more locations, more features, more storage, or more speed. Modern web and mobile applications are often highly I/O dependent. They need to store and retrieve lots of data in order […]

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EC2 Instance Status Metrics

We introduced a set of EC2 instance status checks at the beginning of the year. These status checks are the results of automated tests performed by EC2 on every running instance that detect hardware and software issues.  As described in my original post, there are two types of tests: system status checks and instance status checks. […]

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Multiple IP Addresses for EC2 Instances (in a Virtual Private Cloud)

Amazon EC2 instances within a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) can now have multiple IP addresses. This oft-requested feature builds upon several other parts of AWS including Elastic IP Addresses and Elastic Network Interfaces. Use CasesHere are some of the things that you can do with multiple IP addresses: Host multiple SSL websites on a single […]

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New From Netflix – Asgard for Cloud Management and Deployment

Our friends at Netflix have embraced AWS whole-heartedly. They have shared much of what they have learned about how they use AWS to build, deploy, and host their applications. You can read the Netflix Tech Blog benefit from what they have learned. Earlier this week they released Asgard, a web-based cloud management and deployment tool, […]

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EC2 Spot Instance Updates – Auto Scaling and CloudFormation Integration, New Sample App

I have three exciting news items for Amazon EC2 users: You can now use Auto Scaling to place bids on the EC2 Spot Market on your behalf. Similarly, you can now place Spot Market bids from within an AWS CloudFormation template. We have a new article to show you how to track Spot instance activity […]

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VM Export Service For Amazon EC2

The AWS VM Import service gives you the ability to import virtual machines in a variety of formats into Amazon EC2, allowing you to easily migrate from your on-premises virtualization infrastructure to the AWS Cloud. Today we are adding the next element to this service. You now have the ability to export previously imported EC2 […]

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