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Abel Ureta-Vidal

Amazon AWS EC2 changing instance type

If you haven't noticed, AWS recently announced a feature to change the type of instance on EBS backed instances. This feature is particularly useful if you want to add more computing power to an instance to perform certain task and then can scale it..

Abel Ureta-Vidal

Elasticfox Firefox - AWS EC2 add-on for Firefox 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 and higher with t1.micro instance support

If you are a regular Amazon Web Services user, Elasticfox Firefox extension is a must to avoid the hassle of providing credentials on AWS console frequently. If you are not aware of this add-on, please do read the Elasticfox Getting Started Guide.

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How to Convert S3-backed (instance store) AMI to EBS-backed AMI

In one of the recent Amazon Deep Dive Workshop, we were handed a cheat sheet to turn a Linux S3 instance to EBS backed instance. This is one of the simplest process I have come across.

VMware in the cloud

Amazon currently permits VMware users to import their existing VMware images and convert them into AWS-compatible AMIs. There are only three caveats: (a) the machine must be shut down before importing, (b) it must have less than 1TB of virtual..

Richard explains how Eagle Genomics is using the cloud

Eagle's operational director Richard Holland will give a talk tomorrow as a AWS customer at the AWS Tech Summit for Developers and Architects, held in London at the Congress Centre. He will explain how Eagle Genomics has applied Amazon Web Services..

Abel Ureta-Vidal

Cloud Computing Security - not risky for every system

While cloud computing is one of the top current trends in the IT industry, pharmaceutical sector (where the sensitive data is traditionally being protected behind corporate firewalls) has concerns about cloud security. Keeping aside the law and..

Symposium Abstract #5 - Dan MacLean

This is the fifth of the abstracts for talks being given at the 1st Eagle Genomics Symposium, "Provisioning Bioinformatics for the Next Decade - are we prepared?". This time it's the turn of Dan MacLean, Head of Bioinformatics at the Sainsbury..

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