AWS News Blog

Wowza Media Server Pro On Amazon EC2

The unpredictable nature of the demand for rich media files, coupled with the amount of bandwidth needed to deal with a video that suddenly “goes viral” combine to create the circumstances for an event that I sometimes refer to as a “success disaster.” This happens when you create something cool and hope that it will […]

Read More

VholdR – Wearable Camcorder and Community Site

Yesterday afternoon I left the confines of the Amazon headquarters building and paid a visit to the Seattle-area offices of Twenty20 Cameras in order to learn more about their new VholdR product. I learned that they’ve got a really cool piece of hardware which is tightly coupled to an Amazon-powered online service and I can’t […]

Read More

AWS For Facebook Applications

Developers  have used the Amazon Web Services to create highly scalable applications for Facebook including  Haikoo Zoo, Booze Mail, iLike, We’re Related, and SocialMoth Secrets. AWS is an ideal hosting environment for these applications. Developers can start small, test and prove out their ideas, and then rapidly add processing and storage resources as they develop […]

Read More

Increasing Amazon S3 Data Transfer Performance

The Amazon S3 team is now beta-testing support for an important low-level networking feature which has the potential to significantly increase the performance of large data transfers to and from S3, particularly (but not limited to) for long distance data transfers. In particular, there is a new beta endpoint which supports the RFC 1323 model […]

Read More

New Zealand and Australia

Are you a developer in Australia or New Zealand? In February I’ll be visiting New Zealand and Australia on the first-ever Amazon Web Services evangelism tour. I’m really excited about the trip–especially because I lived in New Zealand briefly many years ago, and have not had the opportunity to visit since. So far there is […]

Read More

EC2 Firefox Extension is now Open Source

The very cool EC2 Firefox Extension is now an open source project on SourceForge! The extension makes it really easy to launch and manage Amazon EC2 instances. After creating your keypairs and security groups, you can simply right-click on any of the listed AMIs (Amazon Machine Images) and choose to launch one or more instances. […]

Read More

Happy Holidays

Within our Developer Relations team at Amazon, any public picture of a team member is considered fair game for use in parodies. Look what just showed up in my Inbox: Mike, Jinesh and I, would like to wish you some Happy Holidays and offer our thanks for reading (and responding to) our blog posts. We […]

Read More