"It's for relatively sophisticated
Amazon's goal, most likely, is to try and maximize its infrastructure usage and profit margins.
"You can't run a cloud at a 100% utilization rate, you have to build past expected capacity such that you can handle short term spikes," said Bias. Most of these cloud providers aim for 75-80% utilization, which means that as much as 25% of capacity is unused at any one time, he added.
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
Amazon also announced that its virtual private cloud service, called Amazon VPC, is now generally available. The VPC lets a company hook up internal virtual systems to AWS via a VPN connection, extending internal firewalls and intrusion detection systems to their AWS resources, Amazon said.
And finally, the company has added the ability to stream audio and video files from its CloudFront content delivery network.
Jo Maitland is the Executive Editor at SearchCloudComputing.com. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.