Amazon Web Services (AWS) has begun offering On Demand, Reserved, and Spot instances for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Amazon EC2 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is available now in all regions and availability zones.
Amazon EC2 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11 from Novell is a proven platform for development, test and production workloads. Users can purchase this offering directly on Amazon EC2 without first obtaining a separate operating system subscription with Novell.
Each instance of Amazon EC2 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server comes with maintenance that automatically keeps the operating system up-to-date with Novell's most current security patches, bug fixes and new features to deliver peak performance. Customers have the option to purchase priority support for the operating system directly from Novell. AWS support customers will receive support for infrastructure related issues directly from AWS.
The recently released SUSE Appliance Toolkit 1.1 now includes support for creating Amazon EC2 (AMI) images. SUSE Studio, a web-based appliance creation tool with more than 85,000 registered users, will also offer support for building Amazon EC2 images later in 2010.
Amazon EC2 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server offers a low-cost, pay-as-you-go model with no long-term commitments and no minimum fees. For pricing and to start Amazon EC2 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, go here.
For more information about the SUSE Cloud Program, a program intended to make it easy for cloud vendors to offer a fully supported, pay-for-use version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in the cloud, go here.