Monthly Archives: April 2009

IBM EC2 hourly pricing

You can now pay hourly for IBM DB2 & WebSphere sMash licences on Amazon EC2 !

  • Amazon EC2 running IBM DB2 Express – starting at $0.38/hour
  • Amazon EC2 running IBM DB2 Workgroup – starting at $1.31/hour
  • Amazon EC2 running IBM WebSphere sMash – starting at $0.50/hour

AsteriskNow & TrixBox under VMware fusion

Howto install AsteriskNow & TrixBox as MAC OS/X VMware fusion virtual machines / software appliances

First DO NOT choose RedHat at your guest OS or your VOIP PBX VM wont recognise the VMware SCSI disk ! You must choose RHEL5 as your guest OS so that scsi0.virtualDev = “lsilogic” is added to your guest VMX file. There’s the danger of Wizards for you !

Both AsteriskNow and Trixbox are based on CentOS 5 with linux kernel 2.6.18.

AsteriskNow has a GUI installer so you can replace the default LVM partitions with standard linux partitions if you wish.

TrixBox has a TEXT installer.

Ubuntu on Amazon EC2

Ubuntu Server Edition on Amazon – Beta programme now open

Ubuntu Server Edition on Amazon gives you the power of Ubuntu combined with the flexibility of Amazon’s cloud computing service. Ubuntu’s modularity, virtualization capabilities, range of applications and optimised performance make it the perfect solution if you’re deploying applications on Amazon’s Elastic Computing (EC2) cloud.

Amazon SQS in Europe

Announcing Amazon SQS WSDL Version 2009-02-01 and Amazon SQS in Europe

Amazon SQS now includes shared queue access which, among other things, will give you the ability to grant access to your queue to anonymous users and enable you to integrate non-AWS applications with AWS applications.

Amazon Elastic MapReduce

Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a web service that enables businesses, researchers, data analysts, and developers to easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data. It utilizes a hosted Hadoop framework running on the web-scale infrastructure of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).