Colin Percival has gotten FreeBSD running on EC2. This is great news for all those BSD shops out their waiting for cloud support.
Amazon finally launched a much requested (at least by us) DNS service
Amazon also just raised their S3 object size limit to a whopping 5TB (from 5GB). Now the race is on to see our favorite tools get updated with multipart upload support.
The biggest news though is Amazon finally achieving PCI DSS 2.0 Validated Level 1 Service Provider status (for EC2, S3, EBS and VPC)
For you mobile devs out there don’t forget to check out Android and iOS SDKs, which allow you to point your mobile apps directly at S3, SimpleDB and SNS.
Amazon just announced a new instance type for High Performance Computing - relevant stats:
* 23 GB of memory
* 33.5 EC2 Compute Units (2 x Intel Xeon X5570, quad-core “Nehalem” architecture)
* 1690 GB of instance storage
* 64-bit platform
* I/O Performance: Very High (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
* API name: cc1.4xlarge
Pricing is coming in at $1.60/hour
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