AWS News Blog

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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AWS Storage Gateway – Now Generally Available and New Support for Gateway-Cached Volumes

The AWS Storage Gateway is a service that connects an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage. We launched the Storage Gateway earlier this year. The initial release supported on-premises iSCSI volume storage (what we call Gateway-Stored volumes), with snapshot backups to the cloud. Volume data stored locally is pushed to Amazon S3, where it is […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 15, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 15 AWS CloudFormation now supports RDS DB Parameter Groups and Provisioned IOPS. Tuesday, October 16 SAP Hana One is now certified for production use on AWS. New AWS Report posted – Patrick McBride of Xceedium. Friday,October 19 You can now launch EC2 Micro Instances […]

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The AWS Report – Michael Crandell of RightScale

For today’s episode of the AWS Report, I spoke to Michael Crandell, co-founder and CEO of RightScale. RightScale was founded shortly after Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2 were introduced, with the goal of taking advantage of pay-as-you-go infrastructure as service. In this four minute video, Michael describe’s RightScale’s role as Cloud Management Platform (CMP). He […]

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