Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Amazon Launches on a New Continent, BitNami AMIs Are Ready to Go

You may have seen that Amazon just announced its new Sao Paulo, Brazil Region for the Amazon Cloud. We are very happy to announce that most of the BitNami library of applications is available immediately for this new region, with the rest to follow soon. We have been working with Amazon throughout the beta of the Sao Paulo region to ensure that the BitNami AMIs were ready to go for the launch, so they have already been tested in the new region. You can find the new AMIs in the Amazon catalog and they will be available within the next 24 hours on the BitNami site.

We are particularly excited about the launch of this new region because a large and very rapidly growing number of BitNami users are based there. In light of that, we are also working on adding Brazilian Portuguese support to the BitNami Wordpress, Joomla! and Drupal Stacks, which means that users will be able to deploy those apps with the language packs already installed and configured.

Support for the Sao Paulo region is also in the works for BitNami Cloud Hosting, which simplifies the process of deploying and managing the BitNami library of applications and development environments in the cloud. If you are not familiar with it, it offers dynamic deployments, automatic backups, monitoring and other features that make it easier to run applications in the cloud.