AWS News Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

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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IBM Tivoli Now Available on Amazon EC2

Adoption of the AWS Cloud by mainstream ISVs is underway as you read this. There are numerous posts about IBMs work to bring their product line into the AWS environment, and todays is no exception. IBM Tivoli monitoring is now available as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that runs as a virtual computer in the […]

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New EC2 High-Memory Instances

In many cases, scaling out (by launching additional instances) is the best way to bring additional CPU processing power and memory to bear on a problem, while also distributing network traffic across multiple NICs (Network Interface Controllers). Certain workloads, however, are better supported by scaling up with a more capacious instance. Examples of these workloads […]

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New Public Data Set: YRI Trio

The YRI Trio Public Data Set provides complete genome sequence data for three Yoruba individuals from Ibadan, Nigeria, which represent the first human genomes sequenced using Illuminas next generation Sequence-by-Synthesis technology. This data represents some of the first individual human genomes to be sequenced and peer-reviewed (the full story is here). This article contains full […]

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