Amazon-EC2

  • Oracle Buys Nimbula For Cloud OS Software, Not OpenStack

    Oracle Buys Nimbula For Cloud OS Software, Not OpenStack

    Oracle is buying Nimbula, the cloud OS startup started by some of the original creators of Amazon Web Services (AWS). But contrary to the reactionary hype, the purchase is for the team and the company's technology and not as a means to join OpenStack, the open cloud organization that Nimbula participates in as a member. Read More

  • Down Goes The Internet… Again. Amazon EC2 Outage Takes Down Foursquare, Instagram, Quora, Reddit, Etc

    Down Goes The Internet… Again. Amazon EC2 Outage Takes Down Foursquare, Instagram, Quora, Reddit, Etc

    Are you trying to use the web right now? Just stop. It's largely broken. As indicated by about 20 tips in the last few minutes and pretty much all of Twitter, Amazon's EC2 service appears to be down. That means services like Reddit, Heroku, Foursquare, Instagram, Fab, Quora, Turntable.fm, Netflix and many, many others are down. If this sounds familiar, it's because it just happened this pastRead More

  • Amazon EC2 Now Available In Europe

    Amazon EC2 Now Available In Europe

    We learned something today: Amazon EC2 wasn't available in Europe up until today. That's news to us, because we thought it already was. Amazon Web Services just released a statement announcing that European developers and businesses can now run their Amazon EC2 instances locally. With today‚Äôs launch, European developers and businesses with European customers can take advantage of the latest… Read More

  • Amazon Boosts Storage Features In EC2

    Amazon today launched a new web service – EBS, the Elastic Block Store (yes I also first read it as ‘Elastic Book Store’) for EC2. EBS provides persistent storage for EC2 computing instances, and the service is public today and available to all customers after a period of alpha testing with some users. Previously EC2 instances were able to access temporary storage as part of the… Read More

  • Scalr: The Auto-Scaling Open-Source Amazon EC2 Effort

    Scalr: The Auto-Scaling Open-Source Amazon EC2 Effort

    Scalr is a recently open-sourced framework for managing the massive serving power of Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) service. While web services have been using EC2 for increased capacity since Fall 2006, it has never been fully “elastic” (scaling requires adding and configuring more machines when the situation arises). What Scalr promises is compelling: a… Read More

  • On-demand host goes up against Amazon S3

    On-demand host goes up against Amazon S3

    Flexiscale, a new UK-based on-demand computing service aimed at Web 2.0 startups plans to compete with Amazon’s EC2/S3 service. The move – announced at today’s Future of Web Apps conference in London – is significant because there are so few ‘pay as you go’ hosting solutions in Europe, so the launch of a new service shows there’s real demand of this kind… Read More