|Amazon Web Services Extends Amazon EC2 in EU Region, Now Running Microsoft Windows and Microsoft SQL Server|
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
“Many AWS customers have asked us for Amazon EC2 running Windows
instances in Europe,” said
“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
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
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), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), Amazon Mechanical Turk and Amazon CloudFront.
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