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Category: Auto Scaling*

EC2 Spot Instance Updates – Auto Scaling and CloudFormation Integration, New Sample App

I have three exciting news items for Amazon EC2 users: You can now use Auto Scaling to place bids on the EC2 Spot Market on your behalf. Similarly, you can now place Spot Market bids from within an AWS CloudFormation template. We have a new article to show you how to track Spot instance activity […]

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Two New AWS Getting Started Guides

We’ve put together a pair of new Getting Started Guides for Linux and Microsoft Windows. Both guides will show you how to use EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and CloudWatch to host a web application. The Linux version of the guide (HTML, PDF) is built around the popular Drupal content management system. The Windows […]

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Plat_Forms Contest in Germany – Not Your Typical Hackathon

Were excited to work with the Plat_Forms programming contest, an effort organized in Berlin, at Freie Universitt this spring.   Focus on Scalability & Cloud ArchitecturesThe Plat_Forms contest has been around in Germany since 2007. Its hallmark is celebrating the diversity and strength of various development languages (Java EE, .NET, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.). […]

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Behind the Scenes of the AWS Jobs Page, or Scope Creep in Action

The AWS team is growing rapidly and we’re all doing our best to find, interview, and hire the best people for each job. In order to do my part to grow our team, I started to list the most interesting and relevant open jobs at the end of my blog posts. At first I searched […]

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Facebook Developer Update: Meet RootMusic, Funzio, and 50Cubes

In honor of today’s Facebook Developer Conference, I’d like to recognize the success of our existing Facebook app developers and invite even more developers to kick-start their next Facebook app project with Amazon Web Services. Quick Numbers We crunched some numbers and found out that 70% of the 50 most popular Facebook apps leverage one […]

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AWS Summer Startups: ShowNearby

  Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling ShowNearby, from Singapore!   About ShowNearby ShowNearby is a leading location-based service in Singapore and an early adopter of […]

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Auto Scaling – Notifications, Recurrence, and More Control

We’ve made some important updates to EC2’s Auto Scaling feature. You now have additional control of the auto scaling process, and you can receive additional information about scaling operations. Here’s a summary: You can now elect to receive notification from Amazon SNS when Auto Scaling launches or terminates EC2 instances. You can now set up […]

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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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