Ubuntu Server Edition on Amazon gives you the power of Ubuntu combined with the flexibility of Amazon’s cloud computing service. Ubuntu’s modularity, virtualization capabilities, range of applications and optimised performance make it the perfect solution if you’re deploying applications on Amazon’s Elastic Computing (EC2) cloud.
Amazon Web Services enables users to deploy applications into a cloud computing environment. By using virtualized servers that are deployed on Amazon’s EC2 service it is possible to build highly scalable on-demand systems. Whether you need a single server or a few hundred, Amazon EC2 can provide new server instances whenever required.
Ubuntu Server Edition is a great software platform for your Amazon instances. Its modularity means that it can be pared down to just the elements you need. Every element of Ubuntu is modular so you only need to include the parts you need making images more flexible and secure. Ubuntu is easy to set up with a comprehensive range of applications and development frameworks that are easy to install.
Ubuntu Server Edition on Amazon EC2 is available now. This service allows you to create a fully running instance of Ubuntu Server Edition on EC2 in just a few clicks. All the applications you’ll need such as a web server, email server and common development frameworks are available. Users will need to create an account with Amazon’s Web Services and Amazon will charge you for your usage of EC2.