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Deploy a SharePoint 2010 Server Farm on AWS Cloud in 6 Simple Steps (All Scripts and Templates Included)

One of the key differentiators of the AWS cloud is its flexibility. It allows you to not only choose the programming models, languages, operating systems but also deploy enterprise-grade packaged applications that have been already battle-tested by the industry. You can run the business applications that you already know how to use and developers and […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 29, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 29 The AWS Storage Gateway is now generally available, and it now supports gateway-cached volumes. Wednesday, October 31 We made some important changes to the AWS Global Start-Up Challenge. We released the Cloud TCO Cost Comparison Calculator for Web Applications. Thursday, November 1 […]

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DynamoDB Improvements – Consistent BatchGet & More

I’m happy to announce a number of improvements to Amazon DynamoDB – Consistent BatchGet, Simultaneous Control Plane Operations, and more flexible updating of provisioned throughput. Let’s take a look at each improvement. Consistent BatchGetDynamoDB’s BatchGet operation has been extended so that it now supports strongly consistent reads in addition to eventually consistent reads. Using the […]

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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 New Cloud TCO Comparison Calculator for Web Applications

I have been having discussions related to the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of running workloads in the cloud as it compares to running them on-premises. One consistent conclusion is that weighing the financial considerations of owning and operating a data center or co-located facility versus employing a cloud infrastructure or a cloud service requires […]

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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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