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Category: Compute

IBM Software Available on EC2 With Pay-As-You-Go Licensing Model

We’ve teamed up with IBM to provide software developers with pay-as-you-go access to development and production versions of IBM Information Management database servers, IBM Lotus content management, and IBM WebSphere portal and middleware products, all running on Novell’s SUSE Linux on Amazon EC2. There’s a lot to say, so I’ll summarize the key points up […]

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iPhone Console for EC2

This is a very brief post to call your attention to yet more innovation in the Amazon Web Services ecosystem: in this case an iPhone console application that monitors and controls your Amazon EC2 environment. David Kavanagh and company cooked this up over at directThought. My mind immediately went to “Sitting in Maui, umbrella drink […]

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Manage Amazon EC2 With New Web-Based AWS Management Console

Today were announcing the availability of the Web-based AWS Management Console, which in this first release provides management of your Amazon EC2 environment via a point-and-click interface. A number of management tools already exist: for example a popular Firefox extension known as Elasticfox; however as you read more of this post I believe youll agree […]

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JumpBox – Ready To Use Applications For EC2

I spoke with the good folks at JumpBox earlier this week. They told me that they are now supporting Amazon EC2 with a lineup of 12 public AMIs (Amazon Machine Images) containing pre-built and pre-configured open source applications. You can launch blogging tools, CRM tools, development tools, and lots more. You can follow the directions […]

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Architecting for the Cloud

Steve from MindTouch emailed me a while back about a really interesting write-up on how they moved their Wiki farm to Amazon EC2.Steve said that in the spirit of helping others do the same, we did a complete write up about it. The article includes an architecture diagram, but more importantly it also drills into […]

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Amazon EC2 Crosses the Atlantic

You can now launch Amazon EC2 instances in Europe! We’ve created a new region for Europe, separate and distinct from the existing region in the United States.For fault tolerance, data separation, and stability, each EC2 region is an entity unto itself; issues within one region won’t affect the other one. This means that Amazon Machine […]

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Oracle and AWS Webinar

Not very long ago Amazon Web Services and Oracle announced that many Oracle products are now licensed to run in the Amazon Cloud. If this interests you (and I know from emails that many of you are interested), then keep reading. On Thursday December 11,2008 at 10:00am PST (1:00pm EST) I’m going to co-host a […]

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Parallel Computing With MATLAB On Amazon EC2

Update (2017) –  This blog post is here for historical purposes only.   The white paper has been superseded by the Cloud Center web application from MathWorks.“   Mathworks released a whitepaper on how to run MATLAB parallel computing products – Parallel Computing Toolbox and MATLAB Distributed Computing Server on Amazon EC2. This step by step […]

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SOASTA – Load Testing From the Cloud

I met Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA, at the Palo Alto stop of the AWS Start-Up Tour. Tom gave the audience a good introduction to their CloudTest product, an on demand load testing solution which resides on and runs from Amazon EC2. Tom wrote to me last week to tell me that they are now […]

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