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Category: Compute

AWS Expansion in Oregon – Amazon Redshift and Amazon EC2 High Storage Instances

You can now launch Amazon Redshift clusters and EC2 High Storage instances in the US West (Oregon) Region. Amazon RedshiftAmazon Redshift is a fully managed data warehouse service that lets you create, run, and manage a petabyte-scale data warehouse with ease. You can easily scale up by adding additional nodes (giving you more storage and […]

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PC2 – The New Punched Card Cloud

At least once per decade (I’ve been at this evangelism thing for a long time), a potential customer will ask me1 if we have ever thought of building a cloud of mainframe computers. They recognize the benefits of cloud computing, but are reluctant to give up their Job Control Language, their decks of punched cards, […]

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Amazon Linux AMI 2013.03 Now Available

Max Spevack runs the team that produces the Amazon Linux AMI. Today he’s here to tell you about the newest version of this popular AMI. — Jeff; Following our usual six month release cycle, the Amazon Linux AMI 2013.03 is now available. As always, our goal with the Amazon Linux AMI is to ensure that […]

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Additional EBS-Optimized Instance Types for Amazon EC2

We are adding EBS-optimized support to four additional EC2 instance types. You can now request dedicated throughput between EC2 instances and your EBS (Elastic Block Store) volumes at launch time: Instance Type Dedicated Throughput m1.large 500 Mbps  m1.xlarge 1000 Mbps  m2.2xlarge (new) 500 Mbps  m2.4xlarge 1000 Mbps  m3.xlarge (new) 500 Mbps  m3.2xlarge (new) 1000 Mbps […]

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Cross Region EC2 AMI Copy

We know that you want to build applications that span AWS Regions and we’re working to provide you with the services and features needed to do so. We started out by launching the EBS Snapshot Copy feature late last year. This feature gave you the ability to copy a snapshot from Region to Region with […]

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Node.js

Im happy to be able to tell you that AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports Node.js applications. You can now build event-driven Node.js applications and then use Elastic Beanstalk to deploy and manage them on AWS. Elastic Beanstalk automatically configures the environment and resources using sensible defaults in order to run your Node.js application. You can […]

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Modulus – Scalable Hosting of Node.js Apps With MongoDB Support

Charlie from Modulus wrote in to tell me that their new platform is now available, and that it runs on AWS. Modulus was designed to let you build and host Node.js applications in a scalable fashion. Node.js is a server-side JavaScript environment built around an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model. Web applications built on  Node.js are […]

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Reserved Instance Price Reduction for Amazon EC2

The AWS team is always exploring ways to reduce costs and to pass the savings along to our customers. We’re more than happy to continue this tradition with our latest price reduction. Starting today, we are reducing prices for new EC2 Reserved Instances running Linux/UNIX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server by […]

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Available Now: Beta release of AWS Diagnostics for Microsoft Windows Server

Over the past few years, we have seen tremendous adoption of Microsoft Windows Server in AWS. Customers such as the Department of Treasury, the United States Tennis Association, and Lionsgate Film and Entertainment are building and running interesting Windows Server solutions on AWS. To further our efforts to make AWS the best place to run […]

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