AWS News Blog

Category: Compute

New Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region in Australia – EC2, DynamoDB, S3, and Much More

It is time to expand the AWS footprint once again, with a new Region in Sydney, Australia. AWS customers in Australia can now enjoy fast, low-latency access to the suite of AWS infrastructure services. New RegionThe new Sydney Region supports the following AWS services: A Tranquil Beach – Shoal Bay, Australia Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud […]

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The Amazon EC2 Spotathon

Stephen Elliott Talks About EC2 Spot Instances If you have used EC2 Spot Instances in a unique way, you need to enter the Amazon EC2 Spotathon. This is an open-ended coding challenge designed to allow you to show off what you have done (and are doing) with Spot Instances. We’re looking for entrants from a […]

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk – Ruby Support and VPC Integration

AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports Ruby applications and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Let’s take a look at each of these important and powerful new features. Ruby SupportElastic Beanstalk continues to expand the list of supported platforms (Java, PHP, Python, and .NET) and now adds Ruby applications. If youre a Ruby developer, you can now […]

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New EC2 Second Generation Standard Instances and Price Reductions

We launched Amazon EC2 with a single instance type (the venerable m1.small) in 2006. Over the years we have added many new instance types in order to allow our customers to run a very wide variety of applications and workloads. The Second Generation Standard InstancesToday we are continuing that practice, with the addition of a […]

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The AWS Report – Matt Lull of Citrix

In this episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Matt Lull, Managing Director, Global Strategic Alliances, for Citrix to learn more about their cloud strategy. We talked about their line of virtualization products including Xen, XenServer, CloudBridge, and the Citrix NetScaler. After that we talked about the concept of desktop virtualization, and Matt told […]

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Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Bid Status

We want to make EC2 Spot Instances even easier to use. One way we are doing this is by making the bidding and processing more open and more transparent. You probably know that you can use Spot Instances to bid for unused capacity, allowing you to obtain compute capacity at a price that is based […]

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