AWS introduces EC2 computing instances that run on Apple’s MacOS

AWS introduces EC2 computing instances that run on Apple’s MacOS

Amazon’s on-demand cloud computing platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has reportedly added EC2 computing instances which run on Apple’s MacOS to its cloud servers.

According to reliable sources, EC2 Mac instances will allow customers to run macOS workloads on Amazon’s cloud servers as well as benefit from experience, reliability, elasticity and scalability of AWS’s on-demand and secure cloud infrastructure.

In fact, developers will reportedly be able to create apps for various Apple products and services as well as gain access to macOS environments instantly. This will also help the developers to benefit from AWS’s pay-as-you-go subscription.

It is worth mentioning that Apple’s industry-leading platforms such as Swift and Xcode as well as other powerful tools such as Metal and Core ML have been gaining significant recognition for app development across the globe.

With EC2 Mac instances, customers will be able to benefit from fast and convenient app development as well as distributed testing, further ensuring developers use Mac as their trusted in-cloud or on-premise platform, sources claimed.

Moreover, customers will also be to integrate cross-platform Apple, Android and Windows applications into AWS. Apparently, this will enable for increased developer productivity and simultaneously boost app development.

Vice President of Amazon Web Services David Brown was reported saying that the company has received numerous requests of integrating Apple build environment in AWS services. He added that developers will be able to focus on creating innovative apps from Apple’s leading platforms using EC2 Mac instances.

Bob Borchers, VP of Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple mentioned in a comment that the company is looking forward in providing access to Apple’s development platforms as well as combine the reliability and the performance of its hardware with AWS’s scalability.

Clients will be able to use EC2 Mac instances alongside AWS services as well as other features such as AMIs (Amazon Machine Images) for OS image orchestration, Amazon ELB (Elastic Load Balancer) for distributing build queues, Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Storage) for expandable storage, and Amazon VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) for added network security.

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https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201130006036/en/AWS-Announces-Mac-Instances-for-Amazon-EC2