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I’ve been doing a bit of playing about with Amazon’s EC2 cloud services recently, this is just a quick post with some screenshots of the new beta web console they have launched.
Up until now you had to control it via command line, or a firefox plug in – now Amazon have launched their own… seems very easy to use and understand – available online here
You can browse the list of pre-configured AMI’s (Amazon VM Images) and choose which ones you want to spin up.
I’m writing up some posts on using EC2 for quick ‘n’ dirty test and development environments, but I can see a lot of potential for this service to provide automated overspill capacity for applications using the automation API and some clever management tools.