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Amazon Web Services Extends Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

March 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on Amazon Web Services Extends Amazon Virtual Private Cloud 

Hosting ToolboxSEATTLE – Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced expanded functionality of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). Starting today, AWS has broadened an enterprise’s networking options with Amazon VPC by letting them specify which of their Amazon VPC resources they wish to make directly accessible to the Internet and which they do not. Before today, customers of Amazon EC2 could provision a private, isolated section of the AWS cloud (called an Amazon VPC) and launch AWS resources into that VPC that were only accessible via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to an existing enterprise datacenter. Amazon VPC was not directly accessible to the Internet. With today’s announcement enterprises no longer need a VPN or existing infrastructure resources in order to leverage Amazon VPC.

Enterprises can now define a virtual network topology in Amazon VPC that closely resembles a traditional network that they might operate in their own datacenter. Customers have complete control over the virtual networking environment, including selection of IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways. Users can easily customize the network configuration for Amazon VPC, for example creating a public-facing subnet for web servers that have access to the Internet, and placing backend systems such as databases or application servers in a private-facing subnet with no Internet access. Enterprises can continue to choose to connect Amazon VPC to their own existing IT infrastructure with an encrypted VPN connection, extending enterprises’ existing security and management policies to Amazon VPC instances as if they were running within an existing datacenter. Read more

Amazon Web Services Launches Asia Pacific Region for Its Cloud Computing Platform

May 3, 2010 by · Comments Off on Amazon Web Services Launches Asia Pacific Region for Its Cloud Computing Platform 

Web Hosting ServicesSEATTLE – (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., today announced the launch of its first Asia Pacific Region. Asia Pacific-based businesses or global businesses with customers based in Asia can now leverage the AWS suite of infrastructure web services to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. Prior to today, the AWS platform has been available from datacenters in the U.S. and Europe. The first AWS Asia Pacific Region (located in Singapore) is now open and any business or software developer can sign up and get started today at http://aws.amazon.com.

Before AWS launched in 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. 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. When it launched in 2006, AWS offered a completely new way to run virtually any business that used technology—incur no up-front expenses or long-term commitments, turn capital expense into variable operating expense, pay only for what you use, add or shed 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

Tap In Systems Announces Support for Amazon CloudWatch

June 24, 2009 by · Comments Off on Tap In Systems Announces Support for Amazon CloudWatch 

Web Hosting ToolsSan Francisco, California – Tap In Systems, a leading provider of systems management services for cloud-based applications, announces support for Amazon’s CloudWatch, monitoring APIs as part of its Cloud Management Service (CMS). Tap In Systems’ CMS is an on-demand service that manages cloud or datacenter resources from the cloud and will provide immediate benefits for CloudWatch customers by enabling users to create alerts and other reports without additional development on the part of the customer.

“CloudWatch does a great job of giving users more monitoring data on their Amazon cloud resources, but does not include the ability to create alerts, performance graphs or reports. These higher level functions are required to maintain optimal availability and performance of their Amazon based systems and applications,” said Peter Loh, Founder and CEO, Tap In Systems. “With the integration of our Cloud Management Service, users will be provided alerting, notification and reports so they will be able to immediately benefit from CloudWatch without spending the programming resources to build this capability on their own.”

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