How Amazon EC2 grew from a notion into a foundational element of cloud computing

Fifteen years ago this week on August 25, 2006, AWS turned on the very first beta instance of EC2, its cloud-based virtual computers. Today cloud computing, and more specifically infrastructure as a s

AWS Launches M4 General Purpose Instances For EC2

Amazon today decided that there's no better time than a late Thursday afternoon to announce a new instance type for its EC2 cloud computing service and so the company today announced the launch of its

Oracle Buys Nimbula For Cloud OS Software, Not OpenStack

Oracle is <a target="_blank" href="">buying</a> <a target="_blank" href="http://nimbula,com">Nimbula</a>, the cloud OS startup started

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 dow

Amazon EC2 Now Available In Europe

<img src="" />We learned something today: <a href="">Amazon EC2</a> wasn't available in Europe up unt

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

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

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 con