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  • Cloud Computing: What is meant by instance-hour?

    I'm looking to move my data over to the cloud and after looking at several different cloud providers, particularly Amazon EC2, a ton of the quotes are based off of something called an instance-hour. Does anyone know what this means? Does a multi-processor instance figure into the calculation? I...

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  • Can we reserve an Amazon EC2 instance?

    We currently have a huge Amazon EC2 instance that's running in one of our regions (Asia to be exact). Now, we're trying to reserve that instance in the AWS management console but we're only seeing the option to purchase a reserved instance (not change it into a reserved one). Did we miss something?...

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  • Covert EBS instance to stored instance in Amazon EC2

    For Amazon EC2, I know it's possible to convert a stored instance to be EBS backed. But now I'm trying to do the opposite. Would I be able to take an EBS backed instance and convert it to a stored instance? If so, how would it be done?

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  • What’s instance storage in Amazon EC2?

    I'm building a few different AMIs in Amazon EC2. One of my several instances is running Tomcat and contains several Lucene indexes while another instance is running MySQL / has large data requirements with it. I'm trying to figure out the best way to include those instances with the AMIs. I tried...

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  • How can I turn on / off cloud instances?

    Now I understand how to create cloud instances in AWS, Azure and Rackspace but the only problem I'm having trouble figuring out how to turn my instances off at the end of the day / turn them on at the beginning of the day. This will allow me to cut my hosting costs in half. Would there be an easy...

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