The EC2 Firefox Extension is now Open Source

Services in the cloud are becoming more manageable, and more realistic.

If you are using or experimenting with the Amazon EC2 services this new extension for Firefox is a great addition, providing management features directly from the browser. The news is that it's now open source and readily available. As we have all seen over the last few years open source is key to distributed innovation.

ElasticFox provides basic Amazon EC2 management features within Mozilla Firefox.

  • List available AMIs
  • List your running instances
  • Launch new instances of an AMI
  • Manage security groups and launch permissions associated with your instances
  • Use the packaged .xpi file to easily install the plugin in Firefox.
View the source code on SourceForge:
About the author

Dave Rosenberg has more than 15 years of technology and marketing experience that spans from Bell Labs to startup IPOs to open-source and cloud software companies. He is CEO and founder of Nodeable, co-founder of MuleSoft, and managing director for Hardy Way. He is an adviser to DataStax, IT Database, and Puppet Labs.


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