All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘EC2’

Amazon Web Services Launches New EC2 Instances

Amazon announced the launch of new M4 instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These are the next generation of general purpose instances, and make use of custom 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 Haswell processors, and offer dedicated bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). The instances provide Enhanced Networking for higher packet per second performance, lower network …

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Amazon Launches High Memory Cluster Instances For EC2

Amazon announced new High Memory Cluster instances for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These are designed for memory-intensive applications, like in-memory analytics, databases, caching, and scientific computing, the company says. These instances are especially helpful for applications that require a lot of memory on one instance or require taking advantage of distributed memory architectures, the company says. “Memory-intensive …

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Amazon EC2 Server Issues Cause Web Havoc

Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service has caused a bit of disarray around the web as servers have failed. Among the sites/services affected are Foursquare, Quora, Reddit, and Hootsuite (ht: The Next Web). The issues appear to be coming out of Virginia. Amazon is providing updates on its Amazon Webservices Service Health Dashboard. All of the issues come from that …

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Amazon Web Services Adds New Pricing Option

Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud computing service, has announced it has added a new pricing option for Amazon EC2 called Reserved Instances.

Reserved Instances extends the current on-demand pay-as-you-go pricing by giving customers an option to make a one-time payment to reserve capacity and reduce hourly charges.

After the one- time payment, the instance is reserved enabling customers to only pay for the compute capacity they use, and if they don’t use an instance they will not pay usage charges on it. Reserved Instances are available in 1-year or 3-year terms.

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