In the next step of its enterprise evolution, Amazon will let customers reserve instances for one-year and three-year terms as if they owned the hardware.
Customers can bid on unused Elastic Compute Cloud capacity and run those instances as long as their bid exceeds the spot price.
IBM is making some software available via Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. Other software vendors will surely follow, now that Big Blue has stepped onto the cloud.
Amazon's EC2 cloud service has had to deal with a botnet released through its service and a data center power failure in the same week.
Through Amazon Web Services' Web-based management console, the cloud-computing service enters territory already claimed by formal and informal partners.
JumpBox is now offering an easy deployment of open-source applications. By deploying virtualized instances of apps on Amazon's cloud service, quandaries may be obviated.
Software maker says that, starting later this year, those using its cloud computing service will be able to run Microsoft's operating system and database software.
Wondering how well Amazon handles cloud-computing demands? The answer, it seems, is very, very well.
The Cloud is not even close to being obscured by Sun, but there are some interesting things the company is talking about this week.
A programmer has got Google App Engine up and running atop Amazon's EC2 cloud computing infrastructure. Sort of. Let the cross-coding games begin!