Amazon announces new large instance types for EC2

At its annual Re: Invent developer conference Amazon announced that it will launch 2 new instance types for its Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) platform, TechCrunch reports.

The first new instance type offers Cluster High Memory with 240GB of RAM and two 120 GB SSDs for large-scale in-memory processing. The second one will offer 117 GB of RAM and 48 TB of HDD space provided by 24 hard drives.

This news follows recent big-compute addition news from other cloud services vendors, like Microsoft which announced big-compute capabilities for its Windows Azure last week.