AWS Management Console Now Also Supports Amazon EC2 in EU Region, Giving Developers an Easy-to-Use, Web-Based Management Tool for Their EU-Based AWS Solutions
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 3, 2009--
Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.
(NASDAQ:AMZN), today launched Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
running Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server in its EU
Region, allowing customers to access Windows-based compute resources for
Europe and running on the reliable and proven AWS cloud. Also starting
today, the AWS Management Console will provide support for Amazon EC2 in
the EU enabling developers to manage their Amazon EC2 resources in the
EU Region using a simple, point-and-click web interface. Launched in
August of 2006, Amazon EC2 is the popular AWS service that provides
resizable compute capacity in the cloud for businesses and developers.
To sign up for Amazon EC2 and other AWS services, go to http://aws.amazon.com.
Amazon EC2 running Microsoft Windows is a fast and dependable
environment for deploying applications using the Microsoft Web Platform,
including ASP.NET, AJAX, Silverlight, and Internet Information Server
(IIS). Amazon EC2 also supports the SQL Server Express and SQL Server
Standard databases. With these announcements, Amazon EC2 running Windows
is now joining Linux/Unix-based Amazon EC2 environments, the Amazon
Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon CloudFront in the EU
Region. As with all AWS services, Amazon EC2 running Microsoft Windows
is priced on a cost-effective, pay-as-you-go pricing model so that
customers pay only for the compute capacity that they use.
Also announced today, the AWS Management Console now supports the Amazon
EC2 EU Region, allowing developers to start and stop Amazon EC2
instances, view and perform actions on running instances, and manage
Amazon Elastic Block Store volumes with simple clicks of a mouse. The
AWS Management Console provides a quick, global picture of a developer’s
cloud computing environment, giving them an easy tool for managing their
AWS cloud-based assets.
“Many AWS customers have asked us for Amazon EC2 running Windows
instances in Europe,” said Peter De Santis, General Manager of Amazon
EC2. “Businesses and developers can now access and manage all of their
compute resources, whether Windows-based or Linux/Unix-based, close to
their European customers, partners, and other computing services
including Amazon S3.”
eXpansys PLC is a retailer of smartphones and handheld devices shipping
over 1.5 million products to over 250,000 customers in over 125
different countries. “eXpansys has been preparing to move our global
ecommerce infrastructure to Amazon EC2, a move that we forecast will
halve our operating costs and almost eliminate IT capital expenditure,”
said Matt Kydd, CTO of eXpansys. “With the expansion of Amazon EC2
running Microsoft Windows, we are able to launch immediately.”
“Our European clients with Windows-based services will now recognise
that Amazon has eradicated one of the last barriers to cloud adoption.
Amazon EC2 running Windows adds to the already compelling benefits of
speed, flexibility, and cost-reduction when moving to our European
Amazon-based service,” said Karl Deacon, CTO Capgemini Outsourcing UK.
Since 2003, Folk, a creative agency in the UK, has been delivering
award-winning solutions from the worlds of design, online, advertising,
publishing, gaming, brand development, film production, television and
music. “With the launch of EC2 running Windows for Europe, we can use
Amazon Web Services to launch a video based media system running
completely in the cloud,” said Simon Jenkinson, Interactive Director at
Folk. “AWS is scalable, cost-effective, fast, reliable and is by far the
best of the cloud-based solutions in the market. It’s made my job a
whole lot easier, which is all we developers really want!”
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.
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