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AWS Latest News (Update)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Introducing Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) enables your business to connect your existing infrastructure to a set of isolated AWS compute resources via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, and to extend your existing management capabilities such as security services, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems to include your AWS resources. [...]

RightLink From RightScale

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

RightLink is the agent installed on every server running under RightScale. It is a combination of the Nanite message bus and the Opscode Chef configuration management system. Servers running the RightLink agent configure themselves on startup and register with the Nanite mapper, which facilitates communication with other servers and the RightScale core system. The primary [...]

Hadoop and Cascading – AJUG – 07/21/09

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Sorry for the shaken hand-held production. My tripod broke… Look at it this way Content is King and Chris Curtin’s content was brilliant.

Amazon Cloud Big News

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Monitoring Amazon CloudWatch is a web service that provides monitoring for AWS cloud resources, starting with Amazon EC2. It provides customers with visibility into resource utilization, operational performance, and overall demand patterns — including metrics such as CPU utilization, disk reads and writes, and network traffic. To use Amazon CloudWatch, simply select the Amazon EC2 [...]

Amazon’s New Elastic Map Reduce

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Amazon has offered a new web service that provides Hadoop services called Elastic Map Reduce. Hadoop is a Java based framework that implements Map Reduce. Map Reduce is a method of programming that gives a program the capability of breaking a job up into hundreds or even thousands of separate parallel processes. The idea is [...]

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