Category Archives: Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon EC2 High-CPU Instances Available

Amazon announces that they are making another type of EC2 instances available. These instances have proportionally more CPU resources than RAM (compared to our Standard Instances) and are well suited for compute-intensive applications such as rendering, search indexing, and computational analysis. These new instances include High-CPU Medium and Extra Large Instances – the Extra Large […]

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Amazon EC2 and Persistent Storage

Amazon announces that they will have support for persistent storage in an upcoming release. Right now it is being used privately by a handful of EC2 users. This new feature provides reliable, persistent storage volumes, for use with Amazon EC2 instances. These volumes exist independently from any Amazon EC2 instances, and will behave like raw, […]

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Amazon EC2 Availability Zones

Amazon announces the creation of availability zones for the EC2 system. Amazon describes them as “distinct locations that are engineered to be insulated from failures in other availability zones and provide inexpensive, low latency network connectivity to other availability zones in the same region”. With new web service calls you can choose what zone your […]

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