Cloud Computing

Amazon’s EBS Volume Status Check

Amazon’s EC2 status checks help identify problems that may impair an instance’s ability to run your applications. These status checks show the results of automated tests performed by EC2 on every running instance that detect hardware and software issues. Amazon has now introduced the first Volume Status check for EBS volumes. The new status...
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Workflow as a Service

Amazon, a major vendor in cloud computing has announced a new service – the Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF). The service helps organizations coordinate the various processing steps when implementing business processes or building applications for infrastructure automation and data processing. Amazon states that SWF enables you to focus on the differentiating aspects of...
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The Storage Gateway

An organization may have both on-premises and cloud-based storages running on different platforms while hosting a copy of each other’s data, then the organization has to implement a software mechanism to keep data on both storages in sync. Organizations using Amazon’s AWS can enhance the integration of their on-premises storage appliances with the respective AWS storage. The new AWS...
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Windows Instances available with Amazon’s EC2 Free Usage Tier

Amazon Cloud free usage tier service now includes Microsoft Windows Servers 2008 R2 on micro instances. The one year almost free trial which give users up to 750 hours per month of cloud computing services is an excellent starting point for users wanting to learn Cloud computing using Amazon’s EC2. Running Linux on micro...
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Status Checks for EC2 Instances

Amazon EC2 functionality now includes a status check to help identify problems related to an instance ability to run applications. EC2 contains an automated process that tests every running instance and tries to detect both hardware and software issues. The mechanism reports problems back to customers where they would be able to distinguish software...
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Amazon’s AWS Console Update

Amazon’s Cloud computing management console now includes complete support for Amazon DNS service, Route 53. Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. The DNS service allows you to create your hosted zones and set up the appropriate records in a similar manner that you may be accustomed...
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