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Amazon’s EC2 gets faster processors, new high-memory instances

It’s a big day for Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing service today. Not only can you now run EC2 inside a Snowball Edge device, but the company also announced a bunch of new EC2 instance types

AWS announces two new EC2 instance types

At the re:Invent customer conference in Las Vegas today, AWS announced two new instance types designed for specific kinds of applications. The first is a generalized EC2 instance designed for develop

AWS launches bare metal instances

AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing division, today announced its long-awaited bare metal instances for its EC2 service. With bare metal, you get direct access to the hardware and access to virtually

AWS announces per-second billing for EC2 instances

When Amazon launched the AWS EC2 cloud computing service back in 2006, per-hour billing was a big deal, but that scheme also meant that you’d pay for a full hour even if you only used an instanc

AWS Batch simplifies batch computing in the cloud

Amazon’s new AWS Batch allows engineers to execute a series of jobs automatically, in the cloud. The tool lets you run apps and container images on whatever EC2 instances are required to accomp

AWS’s Elastic File System is now ready for production use

Over a year ago, Amazon’s AWS cloud computing unit announced the beta launch of the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS). While AWS already offers a number of cloud storage services in the form of

Spotinst, which helps you buy AWS spot instances, raises $2m Series A

Spot instances on AWS can help you save quite a bit of money over paying for a regular virtual machine on EC2. In return, though, these machines may shut down at any time when demand for regular machi

Amazon Launches New File Storage Service For EC2

At its AWS Summit in San Francisco, Amazon today announced the launch of the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), a new storage service that provides a common file system for multiple EC2 virtual machine

AWS Launches New C4 Instances For Compute-Intensive Applications On EC2

Late last year, at its re:Invent developer conference, Amazon announced that it would soon launch its fastest EC2 instances yet. Starting today, developers on AWS can spin up these new C4 instances to

AWS Simplifies EC2 Reserved Instance Pricing

Amazon Web Services is making some major changes to how it charges for reserved EC2 instances -- a move that seems to be at least partially motivated by the changes Google announced earlier this year.

Amazon Launches Its Fastest EC2 Instances Yet

Amazon today announced its fastest EC2 instances for compute yet. The new so-called c4 instances will feature a 2.9 GHz Haswell processor (with bursts up to 3.5 GHz with Turbo boost) with up to 36 vir

AWS Expands Its European Footprint With Frankfurt Region

Amazon today announced that it has opened the second data center for its AWS cloud computing service in Europe. The new Frankfurt region follows in the footsteps of the company’s operations in

Amazon Launches Its Most Affordable EC2 Instances Yet, But There’s A Caveat

Amazon today launched its most affordable instances for its EC2 cloud computing service yet. Starting at just $0.013 per hour ($9.50 per month) for on-demand access (reserved instances are even cheape

In Response To Google, Amazon Announces Massive Price Cuts For S3, EC2, ElastiCache, Elastic MapReduce And RDS

Amazon today announced a new round of price cuts for a number of services on its cloud platform, including its S3 storage service, EC2 cloud computing platform, ElastiCache, Elastic MapReduce and RD

Amazon Launches New Reporting Tools For EC2

Amazon Web Services users today got a new reporting tool for the EC2 cloud computing platform. This will make it quite a bit easier to track how they are using their regular and reserved instances and

Amazon Launches Its Fastest EC2 Instance Type Yet

Amazon today announced its fastest EC2 instance type yet. The improved C3 instance type, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels noted in the announcement at the company’s re:Invent developer conference today,

Amazon Launches New EC2 GPU Instances For High-Performance 3D Graphics In The Cloud

Amazon today <a target="_blank" href="http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2013/11/build-3d-streaming-applications-with-ec2s-new-g2-instance-type.html">launched</a> a new type of instance for its <a target="_bl

Amazon Drops Price Of EC2 Dedicated Instances By Up To 80%

Amazon today announced that it is dropping the prices of dedicated instances on its EC2 cloud computing platform by up to 80%. Dedicated per region fees, which are charged on top of the regular EC2 fe

Amazon Announces 2 New EC2 Instance Types: Cluster High Memory With 240GB RAM And High Storage With 48TB HDD Space

At Amazon's re: Invent developer conference in Las Vegas today, the company's chief technology officer Werner Vogels just announced that the company is launching two new large instance types for its E

FOWA 2009: Simon Wardley on what cloud computing standards mean for tech startups

Looking at the Twitter stream of Day 2 at FOWA 2009, it’s clear that Canonical’s Simon Wardley hit all the right buttons with his levelheaded and wryly humourous take on the ongoing evolut
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