London Calling

Ramblings of a software architect in London.

EC2 with Windows

This is probably one of the coolest things I’ve seen of in a while:

Full blown windows based AMIs are coming to EC2 – so we can do cloud computing on the ASP.NET platform. I’ve emailed them about licensing and performance as these are likely to be not quite as positive as they are with the open source platforms – but I’m hopeful that it will just be at a slightly increased EC2 rate.

2 comments for “EC2 with Windows

  1. Matt Simmons
    October 15, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Do you know how the windows AMI’s are going to be provided? As with the Linux stuff are you going to be able to build your own custom windows AMI’s?

  2. October 16, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    No they’ve not indicated either way at the moment. You’d have to assume that it will work in that way though.

    Biggest question right now has to be the licensing implications of this – whether you have to license your instance yourself or if Amazon will do that for you and pass on the cost as their fees.

    Soon as I find out I will post.

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