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Category: Compute

New Amazon EC2 Feature: Filtering

Many of our customers create large numbers of EC2 resources. Some of them run hundreds or thousands of EC2 instances, create thousands of EBS volumes, and retain tens of thousands of EBS volume snapshots. This growth has meant that the corresponding Describe APIs (DescribeInstances, DescribeVolumes, and DescribeSnapshots, to name a few) can return results that […]

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Introducing The Amazon Linux AMI

Yes, you read that right. We now have a Linux AMI tuned for AWS! Many of our customers have asked us for a simple starting point for launching their Linux applications inside of Amazon EC2 that is easy to use, regularly maintained, and optimized for the Amazon EC2 environment. Starting today, customers can use Amazon […]

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New Amazon EC2 Micro Instances – New, Low Cost Option for Low Throughput Applications

I cant tell you how many of you have told me youd like to run smaller applications at lower cost on EC2. These applications are typically low traffic/low throughputweb applications, web site hosting, various types of periodic cron jobs and the like. Im happy to say we have now built an instance type exactly for […]

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Amazon EC2 Price Reduction

We’re always looking for ways to make AWS an even better value for our customers. If you’ve been reading this blog for an extended period of time you know that we reduce prices on our services from time to time. Effective September 1, 2010, we’ve reduced the On-Demand and Reserved Instance prices on the m2.2xlarge […]

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Happy 4th Birthday Amazon EC2

I almost missed a really important anniversary! Yesterday marked Amazon EC2‘s fourth birthday. Here are some of the ways that EC2 has grown and changed in the last four years: Category 2006 2010 Regions One Four Availability Zones One Ten Availability Zones Instance Types One Nine Pricing Models One Three Storage Ephemeral Storage Ephemeral StorageElastic […]

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