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RightAws Release 1.7.0, Including ActiveSDB Alpha

We released a new version of our Ruby library gem for accessing AWS Services, including EC2, S3, SQS, and SDB: RightAws 1.7.0 is now available on RubyForge . This version includes enhancements of the EC2 interface to support elastic IP addresses, selectable kernels, and availability zones. It also contains the first alpha release of ActiveSDB, which is a new ActiveResource-like interface for...Read more

RightScale for Amazon EC2 Elastic IP Address & Availability Zones

The cloud is accelerating past terrestrial hosting! Today, Amazon unveiled some major upgrades to its service: Elastic IP addresses, Availability Zones, and selectable kernels. The first two are particularly important because they not only eliminate one of the remaining deficiencies of the service, but provide better functionality than what is currently available in common hosting services...Read more

RightAws Ruby Gem Now Supports Amazon SDB

Today we released version 1.5.0 of our RightAws gem at http://rubyforge.org/projects/rightaws/ . This release not only provides an interface to EC2, S3, and SQS but also to SDB. The SDB interface has all the nice features of the other interfaces, such as persistent HTTP connections and error retries. Please give it a spin and let us know if you find a problem. This release also has full support...Read more

Ubuntu 7.04 Amazon EC2 Image Release

We've been working on an Ubuntu RightImage for a while now, and it's now available as `RightImage Ubuntu7.04V1_14_2` with AMI ID ami-f3cc299a and location `rightscale_images/Ubuntu7.04_V1_14_2`. This is our first Ubuntu public image, so we hope we covered all bases, but we're eager to hear whether everything works as expected. As always the script to create the image is also available. To run the...Read more

64-bit CentOS5 Amazon EC2 Image Release

A 64-bit version of our CentOS5 image is now available for general consumption. The image is called `RightImage CentOS5 x86_64 V1_12` with AMI ID ami-31c72258 and location `rightscale_images/CentOS5_X86_64_V1_12`. See the changelog for info on past images. This is our first public image for the large instance types and we hope we covered all bases, but we're eager to hear whether everything works...Read more

New Right_aws Ruby Gem Released

We just released a new version of our Right_aws Ruby gem on RubyForge. This gem provides Ruby interfaces for Amazon EC2, S3, and SQS using Amazon's REST and query interfaces to provide full programmatic control of the three services. An optional robust HTTP layer retries and clears transient errors. New in this release is support for the large EC2 instances and improvements in the automatic error...Read more

RightScale Supports Amazon's New Machine Types

Amazon just introduced new types of servers - larger ones. Until now it was a "one size fits all" model where you got half an Opteron CPU, 1.75GB of memory, and 160GB disk. Now you can get a server with two full Opteron cores, 7.5GB memory, and two 420GB spindles; or a server with four cores, 15GB memory, and 4x 420GB spindles. The new instances cost 4x and 8x the original ones ($0.40/hr and $0...Read more

New CentOS5 RightImage V1_10 published

A new RightScale CentOS5 base image (RightImage) is available: RightImage CentOS V1_10 ami-08f41161. Please see the changelog for the details of what has changed. We also try to keep the Public AMI listing on Amazon's site up-to-date. A little background on RightImages: To configure servers we use a base image and install software at boot time using our ServerTemplates and RightScripts. This is...Read more

The First Two RightImages are Now Available

Are you puzzled by the many public Amazon EC2 images that are available? They are all wonderful to get started with, and we all have to thank the many authors who have put a lot of work into creating them. But when we put a server into production we always feel like we should be 100% in control. We want to make sure there is nothing unknown on the images we are using. We also believe that even...Read more


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