понедельник, 7 июня 2010 г.


we already wrote about new version of Ec2Studio that was released not far ago. S3 browser functionality was introduced there. We received good experience working with Amazon S3 with the help of Amazon .Net SDK and we decided to write overview what is Amazon S3, how you can use it and why it can be useful for C# developer.

Take a look at our new article "Amazon S3 from C# developer point of view".

вторник, 25 мая 2010 г.


We have very popular article "How to host ASP.NET application at Amazon EC2", that is describing steps necessary to deploy your ASP.NET application to Amazon EC2.

But you will have to spend some time to perform all steps that are necessary to deploy it. And we tried to make this task easy. This is why we created special "ASP.Net Deployment Assistant" functionality that is available in our new version of EC2Studio.

Want to see it in action? Read new article "ASP.NET Hosting in Amazon EC2 for 30 minutes" from Pavel Klimov that shows how easy it is now to deploy your web application to Amazon EC2.

понедельник, 24 мая 2010 г.

New version 2.0 of EC2Studio is available.

We are proud to announce that new version of EC2Studio is available.

The new version contains the new features:

  • S3 Browser:
    • Convinient remote filesystem in Amazon S3.
    • Logging and Versioning of files.
    • HTTP access to files and access policies management.
  • ASP.NET Deployment Assistant
    • Simplified process of running ASP.NET site in Amazon EC2 (especially for beginners).
    • Waiting for running status of instances in active mode.
    • Possibility to use previously started instances.

More information about features and the new version to download are at www.ec2studio.com.

среда, 27 января 2010 г.

Why cloud is so popular now? Why it can be useful for you? My colleague Pavel Klimov wrote one more article "Genetic Cloud" that shows you how you can use Amazon EC2 for calculation tasks.

Of course, this example is very simple (it using usual C# program) and you may consider to use more powerful grid computing frameworks to receive full advantages of distributed calculations.

But even if you are far from such tasks in usual job and did not have a lot of experience in area of distributed calculations you can easy host your calculation application at hardware that can be unavailable for you at this moment with the help of cloud (Amazon EC2 in our example).

Just few minutes and your application is running at very power hardware while your computer is free. And moreover you pay only for short period of time when hardware is busy.

пятница, 18 декабря 2009 г.


The new version of EC2Studio is released.

The users can use several Amazon EC2 accounts when they work with the add-in. Account changing in the add-in is available in the same easy manner like changing of the AWS region at the all EC2 add-in pages. Once an account is added and the connection is tested – it’s ready to use.

The operations with new AWS feature - Instance with EBS root file system - are supported in the new version. The instance is available to start from the special AMI (with root device type ‘EBS’). The instances operations Start and Stop are available for such instances.

And Amazon Elastic IP feature is supported now in this new version. Now you can assign permanent IP address to your instances.

The new version is free and available to download from the site http://www.ec2studio.com.

среда, 18 ноября 2009 г.

How to host ASP.NET application at Amazon EC2


My colleague Pavel Klimov wrote an article (http://www.ec2studio.com/articles/Hosting.html) that shows how you can use Amazon EC2 to host your ASP.NET application. Of course, he is doing this with the help of our product - EC2Studio.

Article is quite short, but have a lot of screenshots so you will not spend a lot of time reading it, but you will see everything is action.

I hope you will like it.

Max Petrov

понедельник, 26 октября 2009 г.

EC2Studio 1.0.0 is available


My name is Max Petrov and I am happy to announce that first version of EC2Studio (our product) is available for downloading.

Amazon made perfect cloud that everybody can use - aws.amazon.com. And java world have perfect tools for it, such as AWS Toolkit for Eclipse.

Microsoft is making its own cloud Windows Azure Platform that I am sure will be widely used in future. And of course main .Net development tool - Microsoft Visual Studio will be fully integrated with it.

But what to do such .Net developers who is dealing with EC2 now? Both companies are competitors in cloud world and I am not sure that Microsoft will make EC2 support or Amazon will take care about Microsoft Visual Studio integration.

This is why we decided to fill this gap. Yes, you can use a lot of another standalone tools to work with EC2 from Windows, so we do not want to "reinvent the wheel" here. But developing web sites or application is specific area and it put its own requirements to interaction with cloud. For example, you should not only start remote EC2 instance, but you will have to attach remote debug to it or deploy web site, etc

We started from the basic operations that you can perform now directly from Microsoft Visual Studio. EC2Studio (this is the name of our product) can work with Images, Instances, Security Groups and EBS Volumes. We also supports public/private key management that are required to start windows instance.
Take a look at full list of supported operations at our web site.

And important information is that it's free. You can download, install and use it without any charge.

I am going to make several posts here soon about details how to use our product. But now, feel free to ask me here or directly mpetrov@ec2studio.com if you have any questions.

Max Petrov