Why We Chose Amazon

We Can Give You Great Flexibility

Amazon EC2 enables us to increase or decrease capacity within minutes, not hours or days. We can commission one, hundreds or even thousands of server instances simultaneously. Of course, because this is all controlled with web service APIs, workspacecore application can automatically scale itself up and down depending on its needs. We have complete control of your instances and have root access to each one, and we can interact with them as we would any machine.

We Can Give You Great Control

We can stop your instance while retaining the data on your boot partition and then subsequently restart the same instance using web service APIs. Instances can be rebooted remotely using web service APIs. We also have access to the console output of your instances

We Can Give You the Best Components

We had the choice of multiple instance types, operating systems, and software packages and we selected world-leading open source components for workspacecore and deploy them on AWS as workspacecloud. Amazon EC2 works in conjunction with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon SimpleDB and Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) to provide a complete operating platform. Amazon EC2 offers a highly reliable environment where replacement instances can be rapidly and predictably commissioned

We Can Give You 99.95% Availability

The service runs within Amazon’s proven network infrastructure and data centres. The Amazon EC2 Service Level Agreement commitment is 99.95% availability for each Amazon EC2 Region. Amazon EC2 works in conjunction with Amazon VPC (see next section) to provide security and robust networking functionality for workspacecloud.

We Can Give You Amazing Security

Your instances are located in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) with an IP range that we specify. We decide which instances are exposed to the Internet and which remain private. Security Groups and networks ACLs allow us to control inbound and outbound network access to and from your instances. You can connect your existing IT infrastructure to resources in your VPC using industry-standard encrypted IPsec VPN connections.

We Can Give You a Great Price

Amazon EC2 passes on to you the financial benefits of Amazon’s scale. You pay a very low rate for the compute capacity you actually consume. On-Demand Instances let you pay for compute capacity by the hour with no long-term commitments. This frees you from the costs and complexities of planning, purchasing, and maintaining hardware and transforms what are commonly large fixed costs into much smaller variable costs. On-Demand Instances also remove the need to buy “safety net” capacity to handle periodic traffic spikes.

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