Amazon Web Services EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) service has dropped the beta tag, added a service level agreement and launched Windows and SQL betas and plans a management console.
Add it up and it appears that Amazon is giving prospective enterprise customers most of the things they need to take the e-tailer-turned-cloud player seriously.
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels details the interest in the cloud by the enterprise:
In recent weeks in my discussions with many of our Amazon Web Services customers I have seen a heightened interest in moving functionality into the AWS cloud to get a better grasp on controlling cost. And this is across the board; from young businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, from research labs to television networks, all are concerned about reducing upfront cost associated with the new ventures and reducing waste in existing operations.
Of the items most notable in Amazon's EC2 announcement:
Given stretched IT budgets Amazon's recent moves are likely to find a receptive audience.