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Amazon Launches High Memory Cluster Instances For EC2 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 …

Amazon EC2 Server Issues Cause Web Havoc Amazon EC2 Server Issues Cause Web Havoc
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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 …

Amazon Web Services Adds New Pricing Option
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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.