Monday, July 21, 2014

New HVM Amazon instances now available in Bitnami Cloud Hosting and more!

A few weeks ago we announced that Amazon released a new type of cloud servers, the T2 instance family. T2 servers use Hardware-assisted Virtualization (HVM) and provide great price/performance value for common scenarios. We updated our cloud images right away, allowing you to launch T2-powered Bitnami apps directly from the AWS console.

Today we are happy to announce that we have added HVM virtualization to Bitnami Cloud Hosting, and now you can launch servers based on the T2 and R3 instance types.

We have also added support in Bitnami Cloud Hosting to the latest versions of Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) and Amazon Linux (2013.03.2), so you can get the most out of the new instance types.

Steps to create an HVM instance in Bitnami Cloud Hosting:  

When you create a new server, you can now choose the virtualization type (HVM or Paravirtual) in the operating system selector.

Once you have selected an HVM based operating system, you will see the new instance types T2 and R3.

It's that easy!