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Amazon Web Services Launches Amazon EC2 for Windows

23 October 2008

Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS) today launched a public beta of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) running Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server.

The new service provides greater flexibility for deploying solutions in the AWS cloud.

Amazon EC2 is now generally available, having successfully exited its beta period and AWS now offers a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Developers can employ Amazon EC2 running Windows Server or SQL Server with all of the performance, reliability, and scalability benefits of Amazon EC2.

Use of the service is charged in the same was as other AWS services: a pay-as-you-go model with no long-term commitments and no minimum fees. Pricing for using Windows Server with Amazon EC2 begins at $0.125 per compute hour.

For more details, got to http://aws.amazon.com/windows .

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