AWS News Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

More on ADFS with Amazon EC2

Thanks to those who wrote to me with ideas about using ADFS to federate with Windows instances running on Amazon EC2. My original post was picked up by a couple other blogs, which Id like to acknowledge here:     ADFS / WIF on Amazon EC2 by Eugenio Pace (part of the ClaimsID Project)     A […]

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Federation with ADFS in Windows Server 2008

As I’ve talked with customers who have deployed or plan to deploy Windows Server 2008 instances on Amazon EC2, one feature they commonly inquire about is Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). There seems to be a lot of interest in ADFS v2 with its support for WS-Federation and Windows Identity Foundation. These capabilities are fully […]

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Third-Party AWS Tracking Sites

A couple of really cool third-party AWS tracking sites have sprung up lately. Some of these sites make use of AWS data directly and others measure it using their own proprietary methodologies. I don’t have any special insight in to the design or operation of these sites, but at first glance they appear to be […]

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Fotopedia and AWS

Hi there, this is Simone Brunozzi, Technology Evangelist for AWS in Europe. I’ll steal the keyboard from Jeff Barr for a few minutes to share something really interesting with you: in fact, It is always fascinating to see how our customers are using the Amazon Web Services to power their businesses. Olivier Gutknecht, Director of […]

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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Opens Up

I am happy to announce that the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is now available to all current and future Amazon EC2 customers. VPC users are charged only for VPN connection hours and for data transfer, making this a very cost-efficient way to create a secure and seamless bridge between a company’s existing IT infrastructure […]

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The Economics of AWS

For the past several years, many people have claimed that cloud computing can reduce a company’s costs, improve cash flow, reduce risks, and maximize revenue opportunities. Until now, prospective customers have had to do a lot of leg work to compare the costs of a flexible solution based on cloud computing to a more traditional […]

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Expanding the AWS Footprint

A new AWS Region is online and available for use! Our new Northern California (US-West) Region supports Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, SimpleDB, SQS, Elastic MapReduce, Amazon CloudWatch, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing. The AWS documentation contains the new endpoints for each service. The existing Amazon S3 US Standard Region provides good, cost-effective performance for […]

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