|Amazon Web Services Extends Amazon EC2 to Europe|
Starting Today Developers and Businesses Can Launch Their Amazon EC2 Instances in Multiple Availability Zones in the EU
With today's launch, European developers and businesses with European customers can take advantage of the latest features for Amazon EC2 including multiple Availability Zones, Elastic IP addresses, and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). In the near future, Amazon EC2 will also add support for Windows Server and SQL Server in the EU which is a new feature that was recently introduced on Amazon EC2 in the U.S.
"We are very excited to fulfill one of our top user requests by
launching Amazon EC2 in
"The ease of getting up and running on Amazon EC2 has made us rethink
the way we currently operate our distributed computing on the Grid,"
"For the last two years CohesiveFT has been working to help European
customers leverage the power of Amazon Web Services," said Alexis
Richardson, Co-founder and Director of Business Development at
CohesiveFT. "The launch of Amazon EC2 services in
Amazon EC2 lets developers pay only for what they consume and charges no
up-front or minimum fee. The following are $U.S. prices for Amazon EC2
Standard (per instance hour consumed)
High CPU (per instance hour consumed)
About Amazon EC2
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (http://aws.amazon.com/ec2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. Amazon EC2's simple web service interface allows businesses to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon's proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use.
Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), and Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS).
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