This new feature from Amazon Web Service will enable the users to get a comprehensive knowledge about their dedicated cloud hosting and the server location to know where their Virtual Machines are running.
GreatResponder.com Amazon Web Service announces the launch of a new service EC2 Dedicates Hosts. This new service will not only provide the knowledge of the server, which will be running the machines of the users, but it will also include many management features to help the users in reducing the licensing costs. The reason behind this new services EC2 Dedicated Hosts is that the users of dedicated cloud hosting feel unease because they never know that where their virtual machines are running.
“You can bring your existing server-based licenses for Windows Server, SQL Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and other enterprise systems and products to the cloud. Dedicated Hosts provide you with visibility into the number of sockets and physical cores that are available so that you can obtain and use software licenses that are a good match for the actual hardware” AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr said.
He further said that this new service has improvements in four main areas of their user’s concern which are licensing costs, compliance, usage tracking and better control over the instances through their virtual machines. The Dedicated Hosts (DH) service will allow users to port their existing server-based licenses for Windows Server, SQL Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and other products to the cloud.
Among other exciting features of EC2 Dedicated Hosts is that feature which will provide the ability to see the number of sockets and physical cores that are available to a customer before they invest in software licenses, it will reduce the chances of overpaying because users can pre-plan the usage of its dedicated cloud hosting service. Another management improvement is created by the Control Instance Placement feature, that promises ‘fine-grained control’ over the placement of EC2 instances on each Dedicated Host.
“EC2 automatically monitors the health of each of your Dedicated Hosts and communicates it to you via the Console. The state is normally available; it switches to under-assessment if we are exploring a possible issue with the Dedicated Host” Jeff said.
He further said that the provision of physical server will be welcome by the cloud hosting users and remove and doubts about compliance and regulatory requirements.
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