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Category: Amazon EC2*

Lower Prices for EC2 Windows Instances using Authentication Services

We’ve removed the distinction between Amazon EC2 running Windows and Amazon EC2 running Windows with Authentication Services, allowing all of our Windows instances to make use of Authentication Services such as LDAP, RADIUS, and Kerberos. With this change, any Windows instance can host a Domain Controller or join an existing domain. File sharing services such […]

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Bioinformatics, Genomes, EC2, and Hadoop

I think it is really interesting to see how breakthroughs and process improvements in one scientific or technical discipline can drive that discipline forward while also enabling progress in other seemingly unrelated disciplines. The Bioinformatics field is rife with examples of this pattern. Declining hardware costs, , the ability to do parallel processing, and algorithmic […]

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New Public Data Set: Daily Global Weather

The folks at Infochimps have just released the Daily Global Weather Public Data Set. This 20 GB data set incorporates daily weather measurements (temperature, dew point, wind speed, humidity, barometric pressure, and so forth) from over 9000 weather stations around the world. The data was originally collected as part of the Global Surface Summary of […]

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Now In Europe: Amazon SimpleDB, CloudWatch, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing

I’m happy to announce that the following AWS services are now available in Europe: Amazon SimpleDB – Highly available and scalable, low/no administration structured data storage. Amazon CloudWatch – Monitoring for the AWS cloud, starting with providing resource consumption (CPU utilization, network traffic, and disk I/O) for EC2 instances. Elastic Load Balancing – Traffic distribution […]

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Introducing Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you create your own logically isolated set of Amazon EC2 instances and connect it to your existing network using an IPsec VPN connection. This new offering lets you take advantage of the low cost and flexibility of AWS while leveraging the investment you have already made in your […]

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