Tag Archives: ec2

The Cloud Market EC2 directory

The Cloud Market provides a directory of Amazon EC2 images. They scan Amazon EC2 and pull Image information, then they scan common locations of image information for extra details. They also gather information on the ‘owner’ or creator of the images and group images by their creators.

amazon cloud is expanding

According to itpro the amazon cloud is expanding !

Customers now include NASA, the US Department of State, Siemens, Pfizer and Nasdaq.

At the end of the second quarter, Amazon S3 held more than 449 billion objects, up 71 percent from the end of last year, according to the official AWS blog.

And in January 3,674 of the top 500,000 websites were using Amazon EC2.

HP LoadRunner in the Cloud

HP LoadRunner is available via Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), making performance testing accessible to businesses of all sizes. This on-demand software gives clients a flexible “pay as you go” approach for performance testing of mission-critical applications and websites.

HP LoadRunner in the Cloud makes performance testing and load testing ubiquitous to organizations and projects of all sizes. This software delivers cloud performance testing capabilities that enable performance validation across your application lifecycle.

Amazon's AWS EC2 Micro instance performs like a Nokia N900

According to Phoronix Performance Benchmarks Amazon’s AWS EC2 Micro instance performance is more similar to a Nokia N900 than an Intel Atom !

For comparison we included the results from this small set of cloud computing tests to that of the Nokia N900 (yes, really, the smart-phone) running Maemo 5, and the Dell Mini 9 netbook with an Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB SSD, and it was running Ubuntu 10.10.

Apparently new customers to Amazon’s EC2 cloud get one year free of EC2 Micro usage using a Linux/Unix AMI (Amazon Machine Instance). An Amazon EC2 Micro instance has 612MB of memory, up to two EC2 Compute Units, 32-bit or 64-bit support, and is rated for low I/O performance. The compute power of a micro instance varies depending upon the workload and availability of resources in the cloud where small bursts up equivalent to two EC2 Compute Units are available for short periods. With this Amazon cloud computing performance measurement, one EC2 Compute Unit is equivalent to a 2007-era 1.0~1.2GHz AMD Opteron or Xeon processor. So not only is the micro instance slow, but its performance varies from time to time, which is also bad for reproducible benchmarking.

oracle oel and oracle db now on aws

Oracle OEL gnu/linux and Oracle db AMIs are now avaialable on the amazon aws ec2 cloud !

Amazon customers can not only build enterprise-grade solutions hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) using database and middleware software by Oracle, but they will also be able to launch entire enterprise software stacks from Oracle on EC2.

IBM howto migrate a GNU/Linux app to the Cloud

IBM devworks article on howto migrate a Linux application to the Amazon EC2 cloud and howto make your application more robust by employing a load balancer and persistent disk.

NASA Nebula Ubuntu cloud

According to The Register NASA have started to build a private Nebula Cloud based on Ubuntu 10 and Eucalyptus Enterprise 2 which will likely underpin websites across the federal government.

Eucalyptus Enterprise works with the Xen and KVM hypervisors and the latest version has now been ported to VMware hypervisors as well, allowing for installation atop VMware’s vSphere, ESXi, and ESX virtualization technologies. The Eucalyptus Enterprise edition also includes an image converter that helps users develop VMware-based applications that are compatible with Amazon EC2.