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New IBM Software for Amazon EC2

IBM releases WebSphere eXtreme Scale for the Amazon cloud

IBM expanded its software offerings on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) by delivering a WebSphere eXtreme Scale 7.0 Development AMI (Amazon Machine Image). The Development AMI can be used for development and test of commercially available applications without any IBM charges. It means, users do not pay for the WebSphere eXtreme Scale software, but only for the Amazon EC2 usage charges. In other words, the AMI can be used for as little as ten cents per hour.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides a robust, linearly-scaling distributed caching platform for the Amazon EC2 environment. It handles very large transaction loads while remaining cost efficient, highly available and responsive.

Applications running in the cloud can leverage WebSphere eXtreme Scale to increase throughput by accessing data in memory, all the while ensuring that the data remains both available and reliable.

The linear scaling capability of WebSphere eXtreme Scale means that is scales without limits to the available resources. Cloud applications using WebSphere eXtreme Scale can scale up and down to meet the needs of the system. In other words, applications running in the cloud become truly elastic.

Give WebSphere eXtreme Scale on Amazon EC2 a try today by visiting the WebSphere eXtreme Scale AMI page. To view additional information about the AMI, visit the IBM developerWorks site for WebSphere eXtreme Scale on Amazon EC2.

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Dustin Amrhein joined IBM as a member of the development team for WebSphere Application Server. While in that position, he worked on the development of Web services infrastructure and Web services programming models. In his current role, Dustin is a technical specialist for cloud, mobile, and data grid technology in IBM's WebSphere portfolio. He blogs at http://dustinamrhein.ulitzer.com. You can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/damrhein.