AWS News Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

Upcoming Event: AWS Tech Summit, London

I’m very pleased to invite you all to join the AWS team in London, for our first Tech Summit of 2011. We’ll take a quick, high level tour of the Amazon Web Services cloud platform before diving into the technical detail of how to build highly available, fault tolerant systems, host databases and deploy Java applications […]

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New AWS Console Features: Forced Detach, Termination Protection

We’ve added two new features to the AWS Management Console: forced detach of EBS volumes and termination protection. Forced DetachFrom time to time an Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volume will refuse to cleanly detach itself from an EC2 instance. This can occur for several reasons, including continued system or user activity on the volume. Under […]

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New Screencast: Building a High Performance Cluster

From aeronautics to genomics to financial services, High Performance Computing is becoming a common requirement in many fields of industry and academia. Traditionally, the barrier to entry into this area has remained high, with the expertise and cost needed to provide such facilities proving to be prohibitive. With Amazon EC2’s Cluster Compute instances, extremely high […]

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New Webinar: High Availability Websites

As part of a new, monthly hands on series of webinars, I’ll be giving a technical review of building, managing and maintaining high availability websites and web applications using Amazons cloud computing platform. Hosting websites and web applications is a very common use of our services, and in this webinar we’ll take a hands-on approach […]

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Run Oracle Applications on Amazon EC2 Now!

Earlier this year I discussed our plans to allow you to run a wide variety of Oracle applications on Amazon EC2 in the near future. The future is finally here; the following applications are now available as AMIs for use with EC2: Oracle PeopleSoft CRM 9.1 PeopleTools Oracle PeopleSoft CRM 9.1 Database Oracle PeopleSoft ELM […]

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VM Import – Bring Your VMware Images to The Cloud

If you have invested in virtualization to meet IT security, compliance, or configuration management requirements and are now looking at the cloud as the next step toward the future, I’ve got some good news for you. VM Import lets you bring existing VMware images (VMDK files) to Amazon EC2. You can import “system disks” containing […]

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FreeBSD on Amazon EC2

Colin Percival (developer of Tarsnap) wrote to tell me that the FreeBSD operating system is now running on Amazon EC2 in experimental fashion. According to his FreeBSD on EC2 blog post, version 9.0-CURRENT of FreeBSD is now available in the US East (Northern Virginia) region and can be run on t1.micro instances. Colin expects to […]

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New Features for Amazon CloudWatch

The Amazon CloudWatch team has put together a really impressive set of new features. Too many, in fact, to fit on this page. I’ve written a series of posts with all of the information. Here’s a summary, with links to each post: Basic Monitoring of Amazon EC2 instances at 5-minute intervals at no additional charge. […]

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Amazon Linux AMI 2010.11.1 Released

We have released a new version of the Amazon Linux AMI. The new version includes new features, security fixes, package updates, and additional packages. The AWS Management Console will be updated to use these AMIs in the near future. Users of the existing Amazon Linux AMI can access the package additions and updates through our […]

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