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Apple developers can now natively run macOS in AWS with Amazon EC2 Mac instances

fr24news– As AWS re: Invent kicks off, Amazon Web Services today announced new Mac instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, enabling AWS customers to run macOS workloads on demand in the AWS Cloud for the first time.

Amazon says the new feature extends the flexibility, scalability, and financial benefits of AWS to all Apple developers, as those who build apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Safari are able to provision and access macOS environments in seconds. and take advantage of AWS pay-as-you-go pricing.
AWS customers can also consolidate Apple, Windows, and Android cross-platform application development on AWS, and as with other Amazon EC2 instances, customers can use EC2 Mac instances with AWS services and features like Amazon Virtual Private Cloud , Amazon Elastic Block Storage, Amazon Machine Images, and more.
In a statement, Apple’s vice president of global product marketing Bob Borchers said Apple was “excited” to make the development of Apple’s platforms accessible “in new ways.”

Amazon EC2 vice president at AWS David Brown said developers can focus on building applications rather than managing infrastructure.

The new EC2 Mac instances are powered by Intel-based Mac mini machines with 3.2 GHz processors and 32 GB of RAM, as well as the AWS Nitro system for 10 Gb / s VPC network bandwidth and 8 Gb / s storage bandwidth.

EC2 Mac instances can be purchased on demand or with savings plans and are now available in US East (Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Singapore).

 

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