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AWS Architecture Center and Upcoming Webinars

Our new AWS Architecture Center was designed to provide you with the information and best practices that you need to build cloud-based applications. We will also be conducting a number of webinars to review and expand on the material found in the Architecture Center. Here’s the schedule: Designing Fault-Tolerant Applications: Monday May 2 at 8 […]

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AWS Training Now Available

We have just announced our first set of AWS training classes. Each session will be held in Seattle and will run for four full days. The classes are designed for developers with experience building Java applications and there will be coding exercises in class. Attendance is limited to 20 students per session and attendees are […]

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AWS Summit 2011 – Navigate the Cloud

Our customers have been asking us for additional in-depth knowledge so that they can architect, develop, secure, and deploy all types of AWS applications. Our new AWS Summit events will take place in New York (June 10), London (June 14), and San Francisco (June 21). Each event will include a keynote from Amazon CTO Werner […]

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AWS Management Console Bookmarking

We’ve added a new bookmarking feature to the AWS Management Console. You can now construct a URL that will open the console with a specific AMI (Amazon Machine Image) or CloudFormation Template selected and ready to launch. EC2 AMI LaunchThe URL to open up the console with a particular AMI selected looks like this: https://console.aws.amazon.com […]

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My EC2 Instance – The First 1000 Days

I launched my first “production” EC2 instance almost three years ago, on July 15, 2008. For my purposes, production includes hosting my personal blog and writing code for my AWS book, as well as a host for random development projects that I putter around with from time to time. I am happy to report that […]

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Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances Available on Spot Market

Today we are coupling two popular aspects of Amazon EC2: Cluster computing and Spot Instances! More and more of our customers are finding innovative ways to use EC2 Spot Instances to save up to two-thirds off the On-Demand price. Batch processing, media rendering and transcoding, grid computing, testing, web crawling, and Hadoop-based processing are just […]

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