The Amazon Cloud Enters Japan – Opens In Asia Pacific Region

Amazon Cloud Hovers Over Japan SEATTLE, Mar 02, 2011  —  (NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of its new Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region, the fifth Region in which the company has deployed its global cloud computing platform. Japan-based businesses and global companies with customers in Japan

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Amazon AWS Releases CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create a collection of related AWS resources and provision them in an orderly and predictable fashion. Developers can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create their own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to

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Amazon S3 Adds New Features For Hosting Static Websites

Amazon S3 adds new features for hosting static websites Introduction to Amazon S3 Website Features Webinar Customers already use Amazon S3 to host images, video, and other content for their website, but until now they haven’t been able to effectively host their entire website on Amazon S3. That’s because even though customers can configure an

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Amazon AWS to Launch Oracle Edition of Amazon RDS

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Amazon RDS running Oracle Database Amazon Website Update With Amazon RDS, you can provision and scale a relational database (and the underlying infrastructure hardware and software) in just minutes using the point-and-click interface of the AWS Management Console. Amazon RDS also manages time-consuming database administration tasks, including continuous backups, software patching, and exposing key operational

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Amazon CloudWatch Added To AWS Management Console

Amazon Web Services News Amazon CloudWatch is now added and made available within the AWS Management Console. The AWS Management Console Provides a simple point-and-click web interface for managing your AWS resources. Amazon CloudWatch Basic Monitoring automatically collects operational and performance metrics for your Amazon EC2 instances at five-minute frequency, free of charge. Starting today,

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Lower Amazon Prices – Cloud Support Package Breakdown

Lower Amazon Prices – Cloud Support Package Breakdown By CloudTweaks On January 6th 2011, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced some good news for users of the existing Premium Support offerings with a 50% usage pricing reduction. They have also added two new support plans; Bronze and Platinum to their existing Silver and Gold Premium Support

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Opportunities in Cloudsourcing

Opportunities in Cloudsourcing By Cloudtweaks Over the last few years, there has been a shift towards cloud-based hosting of applications and infrastructure. It is a well-established process for a business to pass part, or even all, of its computing requirements to a cloud based supplier so that they can take advantage of the benefits. However,

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Amazon S3 – Object Size Limit Now 5 TB

Amazon Blog Update: A number of our customers want to store very large files in Amazon S3 — scientific or medical data, high resolution video content, backup files, and so forth. Until now, they have had to store and reference the files as separate chunks of 5 gigabytes (GB) or less. So, when a customer

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Amazon CloudWatch Offers Free Monitoring Metrics For EC2 Instances

(Update From Amazon Website) We’re excited to let you know that as of today, all Amazon EC2 instances come with free Basic Monitoring metrics from our Monitoring service, Amazon CloudWatch. You don’t need to do anything to make this happen. It’s there for you to use. Simply sign in to the AWS Management Console and

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ActiveState Launches Amazon EC2 Cloud Offering for Python Developers

VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – ActiveState, the dynamic language expert offering solutions for Perl, Python, and Tcl, today announced it is delivering ActiveState’s market leading ActivePython Community and Business Editions as part of a pre-built Python-centric Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). This enterprise-ready AMI provides a

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AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010 Regional Semi-Finalists

Here is a partial list of semi-finalists for the AWS Start-Up Challange. From the group of semi-finalists, seven finalists will be inivited to Silicon Valley for the finale on December 8th where they will compete for the grand prize of $50,000 in cash.  Full Source of this information is from the AWS Blog LabSlice –

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Free Cloud Offering with Amazon AWS Starting Nov 1st, 2010

AWS Free Usage Tier To help new AWS customers get started in the cloud, AWS is introducing a new free usage tier. Beginning November 1, new AWS customers will be able to run a free Amazon EC2 Micro Instance for a year, while also leveraging a new free usage tier for Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic

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Amazon Web Services “Start-Up Challenge” Begins Today

Fourth Annual Amazon Web Services “Start-Up Challenge” Begins Today SEATTLE, Aug 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company /quotes/comstock/15*!amzn/quotes/nls/amzn (AMZN 129.65, +0.79, +0.61%) , today announced the call for entries to the fourth annual AWS Start-Up Challenge, a contest to recognize innovative start-ups that are built on the AWS

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How to Use Amazon Simple Notification Service – Beginners Level Tutorial

How to Use Amazon Simple Notification Service SNS (Simple Notification Service) is one of the major web services provided by Amazon. As the name suggests, it is a web service used to send notifications over cloud network without having any hardware and software specifications. Specially designed for developers, this service is highly scalable, flexible and

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