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Did Amazon just nuke enterprise private clouds?

AWS is now saying that you can do private cloud by default in EC2. The upshot: It may be bit harder for rivals to pitch servers, storage and networking gear with AWS lurking in the background.

March 12, 2013

AWS releases private cloud cookbook

Amazon Web Services has released a tool that lets people create a recipe for a Virtual Private Cloud from a single template file.The upgrade, which lets developers use a CloudFormation template file to describe a set of EC2 resources and their supporting infrastructure, cuts the steps it takes to design and launch a private cloud system on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, the company announced in a blog post on Wednesday.

April 26, 2012 by

Amazon cloud used in PlayStation Network hack

Servers owned by Amazon were used as a staging area for the hack that crippled Sony's online entertainment network, according to a source quoted by Bloomberg.Hackers rented computers from Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) under an alias and used them to launch the PlayStation Network (PSN) attack, Bloomberg reported on Saturday morning.

May 14, 2011 by

Suse server comes to EC2 HPC clusters

Amazon Web Services has announced that Suse Linux Enterprise Server can be run on cluster compute and cluster GPU virtual machines in its elastic compute cloud.Suse Linux Enterprise Server became available for Amazon Web Services' (AWS) cluster instances on Wednesday, AWS announced.

March 9, 2011 by

AWS tool simplifies VMware import process

Amazon Web Services has released a tool to simplify the importing of VMware virtual machines into its infrastructure.The Amazon EC2 VM Import Connector, which Amazon Web Services (AWS) released on Thursday, is a virtual appliance (vApp) plug-in for VMware's virtual machine management suite VMware VCentre, which sits on top of VMware's virtualisation platform vSphere.

March 5, 2011 by

Amazon's latest web service? A database

Amazon Web Services Evangelist Jeff Barr has been at it again, using Twitter to announce the release of his employer's latest offering.Amazon has come a long way since its days as a big book shop, and is increasingly making a name for itself as an exemplar of commodity computation.First we had the Simple Storage Service, S3. Little more than a big disk in the Cloud, it offered an affordable means by which anyone could make large amounts of data available for download by large numbers of people. Second Life client downloads come from S3, as do Talis podcasts. Several of my colleagues use S3 for backing up their laptops (I use Mozy myself, but that's another story).Then we got the Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2. This commoditised availability of virtual computers, making it relatively straightforward for those experiencing rapid growth - or needing short-term access to additional computing power for some other reason - to call upon additional computers as required, configure them as needed, use them for as long as necessary, and then throw them back into the pool when done.Unsurprisingly, given Amazon's e-Commerce heritage, a payment service came next. This essentially opened Amazon's own e-Commerce capabilities to third party developers, and allowed them to build it into their own applications. Although we knew that this would come, I should admit here that the pundits at Talis (including myself) were sure that Amazon's third web service would be the one they actually only announced today. Given our interest in data and their interest in e-Commerce, it's perhaps not surprising that we prioritised them differently.Next in the path, a Service Level Agreement. Essential, if Amazon are to move beyond the early adopters and actually see mass market numbers of mainstream enterprises rely upon their web services.Which brings us to today, and the unveiling of Amazon SimpleDB. It had to come, and now it has, offering; “a web service for running queries on structured data in real time. This service works in close conjunction with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), collectively providing the ability to store, process and query data sets in the cloud.”It's great to see, and in some ways the conceptual use of Cloud-based 'content' and 'metadata' is similar to our own ideas around the Talis Platform... although with very different emphasis and realisation.And yes, I know I missed SQS and Mechanical Turk, and various other Amazon web services from my story...Story originally posted on the Nodalities blogTechnorati Tags: Amazon Web Services, AWS, EC2, Jeff Barr, web services, S3, SimpleDB, Talis, Talis Platform

December 17, 2007 by

Red Hat puts Enterprise Linux in Amazon's cloud

Red Hat has launched the private beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service with a public beta due in the before the end of the year.Under the partnership, Red Hat will make Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its features--the network management service, technical support and certified applications--on Amazon's EC2 service.

November 7, 2007 by

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