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Amazon EC2 gets a spot market

Customers can bid on unused Elastic Compute Cloud capacity and run those instances as long as their bid exceeds the spot price.

By December 14, 2009


Amazon EC2 cloud service hit by botnet, outage

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.

By December 11, 2009


Amazon tweaks EC2 pricing

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.

By March 12, 2009


IBM takes to Amazon's EC2 cloud

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.

By February 11, 2009


Amazon releases Web-based EC2 console

Through Amazon Web Services' Web-based management console, the cloud-computing service enters territory already claimed by formal and informal partners.

By January 8, 2009


JumpBox service to deploy apps on Amazon EC2

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.

By December 22, 2008


Amazon's EC2 to offer Windows, SQL Server options

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.

By October 1, 2008


Scaling Amazon EC2 to 512 active nodes

Wondering how well Amazon handles cloud-computing demands? The answer, it seems, is very, very well.

By August 7, 2008


Random Sampler: An open-source EC2, Yahoo! opens up the address book, and more

A random collection of open source bits and bobs from around the web.

By June 4, 2008


Open source "Cloud Tools" for deploying and testing Java EE applications on EC2

A new wave of open source development will make the Cloud real.

By May 19, 2008