Amazon Cloud Takes Reservations

3/13/09

Amazon’s chief technology officer Werner Vogels said yesterday that Amazon Web Services is now letting customers reserve cloud-computing capacity on its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service. Companies can reserve computing power for a fee, and receive a discount on the hourly rate (they still pay for just what they use). The move is viewed as an effort to appeal to a wider range of corporate customers, in particular, big companies.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @

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