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  1. In early July 2008 Outblaze and Spamhaus.org started to block Amazon's EC2 address pool due to massive spam and malware distribution problems. [http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/07/amazonheyspammersgetâ‚’ffmy.html]

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  2. is a commercial web service which allows paying customers to rent computers on which to run their own computer applications

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  3. allows scalable deployment of applications by providing a web services interface through which customers can request an arbitrary number of Virtual Machines, i.e. server instances, on which they can load any software of their choice

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  4. Current users are able to create, launch, and terminate server instances on demand, hence the term "elastic"

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  5. The Amazon implementation allows server instances to be created in zones that are insulated from correlated failures

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