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  • Amazon's EC2 plays nice with Windows

    Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) hosted infrastructure service for developers will expand its choice of operating systems and databases to include Microsoft's Windows Server and SQL Server.

  • Amazon plugs hole in free-movie offerings

    Adobe Systems has disputed reports that bugs in its Flash server software let people pirate movies and television shows streamed from's new Video On Demand service. Instead, Adobe hinted that Amazon had not switched on encryption.

  • Oracle puts its 11g database in Amazon's cloud

    Oracle is now offering its 11g database, Fusion Middleware and Enterprise Manager products through Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the vendor announced Monday at the start of its OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

  • Amazon adds persistent storage to compute cloud

    Amazon has rolled out a persistent storage feature for its EC2 Elastic Compute Cloud, which should allow developers to use its hosted computing services for a much broader range of applications.