PCWorld: Amazon Web Services has added two new capabilities to its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) that could attract more enterprises to the service. First, it has added support for static routing. Organizations must connect to VPC via an encrypted virtual private network (VPN). In the past, Amazon required companies to use BGP routing protocol for those connections, but BGP can be difficult to set up and manage. The static routing option will make it easier for organizations to use VPC.
AWS is also adding support for Microsoft SQL Server within VPC. It had recently also added support for Oracle's database.
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