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EC2

(Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud) Datacenter services from Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com company for developers. Servers are available with Windows Server, OpenSolaris and various Linux operating systems, as well as databases and Web server applications. Using Amazon's programming interfaces (API), applications can increase or decrease processing capacity on demand (the "elastic" in the name).

Storage, Queuing and Content Delivery
Amazon's additional services include Simple Storage Service (S3), a cloud storage service for backup and content downloads, Simple Queue Service (SQS) for message store and forwarding and CloudFront, a comprehensive content delivery network with datacenters around the world (see CDN). For more information, visit http://aws.amazon.com. See Amazon.com and cloud computing.
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ZiXi said that with Amazon's web-based Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) running as a front-end service, ZCS provides businesses their own scalable cloud-based broadcasting platform.
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THE AMAZON ELASTIC COMPUTE CLOUD (EC2) outage that brought down a number of major Websites in mid-April, including social network sites Foursquare, HootSuite and Reddit, underscores the value of backup for cloud users--on traditional servers, another cloud or even another zone of their provider's cloud.
In "Seeking Wisdom in the Clouds," Rob Farber, a senior research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, discusses how solutions like Hadoop, the Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Dryad are now making cloud computing accessible to all.
Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, which provides on-demand access to virtual machines and other computing resources, has helped define the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) technology model and bring cloud computing into the mainstream of IT.
With Google emphasizing on similar platform and Amazon already running its Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was bullish about Microsoft's cloud computing platform.
They classify cloud computing services into three types: 1) single-function cloud-based applications accessed via a web browser (Gmail, Quicken Online), which use the cloud for processing power and data storage; 2) cloud infrastructures on which software developers build and host cloud apps (Google App Engine, Joyent); and 3) cloud services that offer "sheer computing resources without a development platform layer" (Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, GoGrid).
Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service ($3) components allow companies to use virtual computers and servers.
Another called Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) allows a company to run its own web sites replicated on several servers.