Test Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud For Free
Users can now try Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and storage resources for seven days absolutely free of cost thanks to Gluster, a provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for public and private clouds.
Gluster claims that it offers the only high-availability storage for AWS EC2 – across availability zones and AWS regions.
A $100 AWS credit from the company allows users to test the Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance for Amazon Web Services (AWS) free for up to seven days.
Those interested to sign up for the free trial can do so by visiting http://www.gluster.com/gluster-for-aws/.
Through this initiative, users can try seven days free Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and storage resources including m1.large and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) along with Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance.
Gluster is offering this trial to both the current and non-users of AWS, and notes it is a good way to try its services without investing in any kind of hardware.
This will especially attract those who want to quickly and cost – effectively test AWS.
“Many IT organizations are using AWS now, and there are many others who are thinking about it but may not have had the time, funds or opportunity to do so yet,” said Ben Golub, CEO at Gluster. “This trial enables organizations to test run their applications in the cloud and quickly realize the benefits of cloud computing without requiring a ton of resources.”
“Amazon’s compute capabilities combined with Gluster’s scalable cloud storage solution offer a powerful combination that is crucial to successful cloud deployments,” said Lori Budin, Vice President, Channels and Partners at Gluster. “Our partnership with AWS delivers users the fastest path to highly available cloud storage and gives them a risk-free, affordable way to get their feet wet with cloud computing. Once users have the chance to try out both AWS and Gluster capabilities, we are confident they will want to consider a more permanent cloud solution for many of their more costly traditional data center solutions.”
By Anuradha Shukla