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Category: Amazon EC2

Servers for Nothing, Bits for Free

In the last year or two we’ve added free tiers of service to Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS, and Amazon SimpleDB. We have learned that developers like to be able to try out our services without having to pay to do so. In many cases, they have created non-trivial applications that can run entirely within the […]

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Cloud-powered Software Development LifeCycle – Innovative Social Gaming and LBS Platform in the AWS Cloud – TAPTIN

As AWS technology evangelists, we often meet startups working on cool stuff.  Every so often we discover startups that have done incredible things on AWS.  Recently, I came across Navitas, a Berkeley-based company with development teams in Silicon Valley, Ecuador, and Thailand. Since I am deeply interested in location-based services and geo apps in the […]

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Run Oracle Applications on Amazon EC2

A wide variety of Oracle applications have been certified for use on Amazon EC2 with virtualization provided by the Oracle VM (OVM). The following products are now fully certified and supported and you’ll be able to run them in the cloud on production workloads before too long: Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle PeopleSoft – Enterprise Applications […]

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New Amazon EC2 Features: Resource Tagging, Idempotency, Filtering, Bring Your Own Keys

We’ve just introduced four cool new features for Amazon EC2. Instead of trying to squeeze all of the information in to one ridiculously long post, I’ve written four separate posts. Here’s what we introduced: Resource Tagging -Tag the following types of resources: EC2 instances, Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), EBS volumes, EBS snapshots, and Amazon VPC […]

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New Amazon EC2 Feature: Filtering

Many of our customers create large numbers of EC2 resources. Some of them run hundreds or thousands of EC2 instances, create thousands of EBS volumes, and retain tens of thousands of EBS volume snapshots. This growth has meant that the corresponding Describe APIs (DescribeInstances, DescribeVolumes, and DescribeSnapshots, to name a few) can return results that […]

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