[nycbug-talk] EC2 and FreeBSD

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Sat Mar 14 16:21:23 EDT 2009

On 14-Mar-09, at 12:58 PM, Matthew Terenzio wrote:

> Amazon announced their "reserved instances" for EC2 I noticed a  
> mention of FreeBSD in their FAQ:
> Q: What operating system environments are supported?
> Amazon EC2 currently supports a variety of operating systems  
> including: RedHat Linux, Windows Server, openSuSE Linux, Fedora,  
> Debian, OpenSolaris, Cent OS, Gentoo Linux, Oracle Linux, and  
> FreeBSD. We are looking for ways to expand it to other platforms in  
> future releases.
> My understanding was that this wasn't happening until 8.0 release at  
> earliest, which may be some time from now. Just a typo?

oh that's pretty exciting.  i'm going to have to check that out on  
monday when i get to work (i don't have my ec2 account info w/ me :( ).

we've been using the ec2 to do testing of some scalability testing of  
our webapps and have been happily surprised with it's performance...


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