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By John | September 11, 2008

AWS Security White Paper

The paper provides answers to a number of questions about certifications, physical security, backups, and issues specific to particular services.

Announcing the AWS Start-Up Challenge – Win $100,000 in Prizes

a contest for entrepreneurs and start-ups that will award the winner $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in AWS credits, a potential investment offer from, and more. Submissions will be accepted until October 3, 2008.

Experiences with Amazon EC2 and EBS

I also wanted to use some more recent features offered by Amazon in conjunction with their EC2 platform — such as the permanent block-based storage AKA the Elastic Block Store (EBS), and also the permanent external IP addresses AKA the Elastic IPs.

Cloudbursting – Hybrid Application Hosting

The details vary, but a pattern is starting to emerge. The conservative side advocates keeping core business processes inside of the firewall. The enthusiasts want to run on the cloud. They argue back and forth for a while, and eventually settle on a really nice hybrid solution. In a nutshell, they plan to run the steady state business processing on existing systems, and then use the cloud for periodic or overflow processing.

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