AWS Retiring EC2-Classic, Outlines How to Prepare

AWS is retiring EC2-Classic, one of its oldest cloud services, one that dates back to the launch of EC2 in 2006.

AWS Moves Majority of Alexa to Custom Silicon

Amazon has migrated the majority of Alexa to the next generation of its custom silicon chips.

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…

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’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…