Amazon (AMZN) is launching another service option (i.e. an "instance") for its EC2 cloud...

|By:, SA News Editor

Amazon (AMZN) is launching another service option (i.e. an "instance") for its EC2 cloud computing service: with support for 2.4 GB/s of I/O throughput, it's meant for apps that need high-speed access to lots of data. It comes shortly after Amazon launched new instance types for in-memory databases and bulk storage. A recent Forrester survey found EC2 is easily the most popular platform among developers for building/deploying cloud apps, in spite of fierce competition from Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Rackspace, and others.