Sunday, November 14, 2010

Did You Get Your Free Server, Yet?

Did you know that Amazon Web Services is giving away free virtual servers? I got mine yesterday. As of November 1, 2010, Amazon Web Services has a free usage tier for a year if you sign up for a new Amazon Web Services account. You can sign up and read more here. According to Amazon:

"To help new AWS customers get started in the cloud, AWS is introducing a new free usage tier. Beginning November 1, new AWS customers will be able to run a free Amazon EC2 Micro Instance for a year, while also leveraging a new free usage tier for Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic Block Store, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, and AWS data transfer. AWS’s free usage tier can be used for anything you want to run in the cloud: launch new applications, test existing applications in the cloud, or simply gain hands-on experience with AWS."

If you've ever wanted to experiment with a server in the cloud and experience the robust offering that Amazon Web Services has in this space, now's your chance. We have had tremendous success running the Early Adopter programs of Oracle Application Express on Amazon Web Services.

1 comment:

Byte64 said...

Hi Joel,
indeed I'm running Apex 4.0.1 in a micro instance for testing apps with customers, even if i created my instance shortly after the micro instance type was released by Amazon.
I was curious to see how Apex 4 would run in a rather tiny environment, i found that for a limited number of users oracle XE can cope rather well if properly configured.