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AWS Summer Startups: Appscend

Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling Appscend, from Bucharest, Romania! Appscend is a sign that catching the “startup bug” and being able to run a high-tech […]

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Happy 5th Birthday to Amazon EC2

I woke up today and realized that today is the 5th anniversary of launch of Amazon EC2. I published the initial announcement in the summer of 2006 while on vacation with my family. We (the AWS Marketing Team) have put together an interactive infographic to highlight some of the more significant changes and improvements that […]

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Additional VM Import Functionality – Windows 2003, XenServer, Hyper-V

We’ve extended EC2’s VM Import feature to handle additional image formats and operating systems. The first release of VM Import handled Windows 2008 images in the VMware ESX VMDK format. You can now import Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 images in any of the following formats: VMware ESX VMDK Citrix XenServer VHD Microsoft Hyper-V VHD […]

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Run Amazon Elastic MapReduce on EC2 Spot Instances

We’ve combined two popular Amazon EC2 features Spot Instances and Elastic MapReduce to allow you to launch managed Hadoop clusters using unused EC2 capacity. You will be able to run long-running jobs, cost-driven workloads, data-critical workloads, and application testing at a discount that has historically ranged between 50% and 66%. WhatThe EC2 instances used to […]

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Run Oracle Applications on Amazon EC2 Now

Every since we announced the availability of the first set of Oracle applications on Amazon EC2, we’ve been working to add additional instance types, locations, and applications. We’ve made some really good progress; you can now run a wide variety of applications on all 32 and 64-bit instance types in all five AWS Regions, all […]

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New – AWS GovCloud (US) Region – ITAR Compliant

A New RegionOur new AWS GovCloud (US) Region was designed to meet the unique regulatory requirements of the United States Government. The US federal government, state and local governments, and the contractors who support their mission now have access to secure, flexible, and cost-effective AWS services running in an environment that complies with US Government […]

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