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Red Hat Expands Global Relationship with Amazon Web Services

May 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on Red Hat Expands Global Relationship with Amazon Web Services 

Webmaster ToolboxBOSTON – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition to being able to bring their own licenses to AWS, customers can now quickly and easily purchase supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux via AWS’s on demand, pay as you go Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). This new offering will be available in the coming weeks, to customers worldwide in every AWS Region.

Amazon EC2 is a web service that provides highly available, secure, on demand, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers, commercial ISVs and enterprise IT organizations worldwide. Using the AWS management console, EC2 users can quickly procure and provision EC2 instances preconfigured with supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 and only pay for the hours that they consume. Read more

Datapipe Managed Cloud for Amazon Web Services Continues to Provide Resilient Solutions to Eliminate Points of Failure

May 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on Datapipe Managed Cloud for Amazon Web Services Continues to Provide Resilient Solutions to Eliminate Points of Failure 

Webmaster ToolboxJersey City, N.J. – Datapipe, a leading provider of managed services and infrastructure for IT and cloud computing, today announced that all Datapipe engineered Managed Cloud solutions deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) were operational through the event that began on April 21st. A large number of companies leverage Amazon Web Services, but not all of them take full advantage of the features that help them sail through a service interruption.  Datapipe engineering helps enterprises take advantage of the full power of the cloud.

“Datapipe creates resilient cloud solutions allowing our customers to focus on their core competency,” said Ed Laczynski, Vice President Cloud Strategy for Datapipe. “Every Datapipe solution that was fully engineered by Datapipe Cloud Engineering, approximately 95 percent of Datapipe’s Managed Cloud clients, experienced minimal impact to solution availability as a result of the incident last week.” Read more

Amazon Web Services Launches Japan Datacenters for Its Cloud Computing Platform

March 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on Amazon Web Services Launches Japan Datacenters for Its Cloud Computing Platform 

Hosting BlogSEATTLE – Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of its new Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region, the fifth Region in which the company has deployed its global cloud computing platform. Japan-based businesses and global companies with customers in Japan can now leverage the AWS suite of infrastructure web services to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. Starting today, AWS is also offering support in Japanese for any customer with a Japanese language preference. The newly launched Tokyo Region is the second Region in Asia Pacific for AWS, and is now available for any business or software developer to sign up and get started today at http://aws.amazon.com and http://aws.amazon.com/jp.

Before AWS launched in early 2006, businesses would take on the massive capital investment of building their own infrastructure or contract with a vendor for a fixed amount of datacenter capacity that they might or might not use. This choice meant either paying for wasted capacity or having to worry that the amount of capacity they forecasted was insufficient to keep pace with their growth. Many businesses spent time and money managing their own datacenter or a co-location facility, which meant time not spent on growing their actual business or differentiating their offering for customers. Over the past five years, AWS has changed the way that businesses think about technology infrastructure–incur no up-front expenses or long-term commitments, turn capital expense into variable operating expense, scale seamlessly by adding or shedding resources as quickly as you wish, free up scarce engineering resources from the undifferentiated heavy lifting of running your own infrastructure–all without sacrificing operational performance, reliability, or security. Read more

FastScale OptimIzes Software Stacks for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

April 10, 2009 by · Comments Off on FastScale OptimIzes Software Stacks for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud 

Web Hosting ToolsSanta Clara, Calif. – FastScale® Technology, Inc., provider of award–winning enterprise software virtualization and provisioning solutions, today announced the beta release of a new product that enables system administrators, developers, and software appliance builders to easily create and manage lightweight server software stacks in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), a web service that provides resizable compute capacity. The new FastScale Stack Manager™ Workstation Edition offers a flexible and automated approach to building software environments that average 95% smaller, require 75% less memory, and present a smaller attack surface for increased security.

“As more organizations seek to leverage cloud–based computing, productivity and management tools are essential to realize the cost savings potential,”said Lynn LeBlanc, CEO of FastScale Technology. “FastScale Stack Manager Workstation Edition provides an easy yet powerful set of capabilities to build optimized, resource-saving server software to deploy in the Amazon cloud or for in-house use with VMware. Anyone serious about cloud computing should participate in the FastScale beta program.” Read more

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