Auto Scaling for Amazon EC2 in the AWS Management Console

Now this is exactly what I was wanting for my AWS EC2 based projects:

We are pleased to announce that it’s now even easier to use Auto Scaling to manage your Amazon EC2 capacity and maintain availability of your applications. Starting today, you can use the AWS Management Console to create and update Auto Scaling groups and launch configurations.

To get started, log in to the Amazon EC2 console and choose “Auto Scaling Groups” in the panel at the left, or click here.

In the console, you can create an Auto Scaling group based on a template that you define for your instances. You specify the number of instances you want to run and Auto Scaling will launch the instances for you, keeping them balanced across Availability Zones and replacing unhealthy ones.

You can also create scaling policies that adjust your group size dynamically in response to Amazon CloudWatch metrics, such as average CPU utilization. Even if your application only requires a single instance, using Auto Scaling can help you keep it available by replacing the instance if it fails status checks.

For more information, see Get Started with Auto Scaling Using the Console in the Auto Scaling Developer Guide.


Time to go and experiment.


I want it NOW!


We’re excited to share Prime Air — something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab.

The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.

Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance the technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations.

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Deploy a Microsoft SharePoint Server Farm 2010 in AWS Cloud in 6 Steps: Video Series

This series of videos shows you how to deploy a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Server farm in the AWS Cloud. As an example, they show the deployment of a public-facing web site.


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