Friday, March 09, 2012

Amazon EC2 and Sitecore - great news


Amazon announced yesterday that they are lowering prices for Amazon EC2, and, what’s even more exciting, a new “medium” instance is available now, which fits nicely into what Sitecore needs to run quite comfortably. Here is the quote from the announcement:

“…We are also announcing a new Amazon EC2 instance type, m1.medium. This new instance provides customers with 2 EC2 Compute Units (ECUs) of compute power, 3.75 GB of memory, and 410 GB of instance storage, making it ideal for many enterprise applications that require a reasonable amount of CPU and memory, but do not require all the resources of an m1.large instance type. The m1.medium instance type is available in all regions and supports both 32 and 64-bit architectures. To learn more about Amazon EC2 instance types, including pricing for m1.medium instances, please visit the Amazon EC2 detail page.”

An affordable sandbox it seems. Pretty sweet, huh?

3 comments:

mikkelhm said...

Hi Alex

Do you have any experince using the EC2 with Sitecore? or knows any references to ppl using it?
Will it work, and most important, is it easiere to configure/get started on thant Sitecore Azure?

mikkelhm said...

Hi Alex

Do you have any experince using the EC2 with Sitecore? or knows any references to ppl using it?
Will it work, and most important, is it easiere to configure/get started on thant Sitecore Azure?

Frederik Vellemans said...

Hi,

We are using EC2 for our Sitecore instances for a while now. Couldn't be happier! Works like a charm.