AWS News Blog

Lower Prices for EC2 Windows Instances using Authentication Services

We’ve removed the distinction between Amazon EC2 running Windows and Amazon EC2 running Windows with Authentication Services, allowing all of our Windows instances to make use of Authentication Services such as LDAP, RADIUS, and Kerberos. With this change, any Windows instance can host a Domain Controller or join an existing domain. File sharing services such […]

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Webinar: Securing Public Cloud Infrastructures

Mark time in your calendars for a cloud security webinar co-presented by Amazon Web Services and enStratus on Wednesday October 7, 2009 at 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Central Time US. Sign up today Public cloud computing has evolved into a mainstream approach for building out components of an IT infrastructure. Cost saving opportunities make […]

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Bioinformatics, Genomes, EC2, and Hadoop

I think it is really interesting to see how breakthroughs and process improvements in one scientific or technical discipline can drive that discipline forward while also enabling progress in other seemingly unrelated disciplines. The Bioinformatics field is rife with examples of this pattern. Declining hardware costs, , the ability to do parallel processing, and algorithmic […]

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New Public Data Set: Daily Global Weather

The folks at Infochimps have just released the Daily Global Weather Public Data Set. This 20 GB data set incorporates daily weather measurements (temperature, dew point, wind speed, humidity, barometric pressure, and so forth) from over 9000 weather stations around the world. The data was originally collected as part of the Global Surface Summary of […]

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Cloud Computing for Developers

If you are interested in both IBM software and Cloud Computing, theres an online event that you need to know about. Its no secret that large enterprises are rapidly setting up shop in the Cloud. Applications that range from CRM to ERP to in-house infrastructure. Cloud computing removes so many barriers that adoption seems self […]

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Now In Europe: Amazon SimpleDB, CloudWatch, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing

I’m happy to announce that the following AWS services are now available in Europe: Amazon SimpleDB – Highly available and scalable, low/no administration structured data storage. Amazon CloudWatch – Monitoring for the AWS cloud, starting with providing resource consumption (CPU utilization, network traffic, and disk I/O) for EC2 instances. Elastic Load Balancing – Traffic distribution […]

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AWS Solution Provider Webinars

Our AWS Solution Providers have scheduled some webinars. These are free, but advance registration is required. Here’s what’s coming up this month: September 22 – Optimizing Performance in the cloud. Featuring SOASTA SOASTA will share best practices for performance testing in the cloud on AWS and feature two of its customers actively using the services. […]

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