Amazon announces Windows Server 2012 availability on EC2

Amazon yesterday announced that it can now provide Amazon Virtual Machine Images (AMI) which run Windows Server 2012, which Microsoft released last august on its Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) platform. Windows Server 2012 will be made available next to the Windows Server 2003 R2, 2008 and 2008 R2 offerings already available.

Amazon is offering 31 AMIs based on Windows Server 2012, 19 different languages and for Windows with SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 in the Express, Web and Standard Edition. These AMIs are available in every region and are for use in any instance type.

Amazon also announced support for running Windows Server 2012 based .NET applications on AWS Elastic Beanstalk which you can deploy using the AWS Management Console or Visual Studio. Amazon also announced that it supports .NET Framework version 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012.