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Announcing RDS SQL Server, IPsec VPN, and Route Propagation Support for Amazon VPC

Many of our customers value the network management capabilities, availability, and scalability of Amazon VPC. Today we are excited to announce three new features that provide customers with more capabilities for running their applications in Amazon VPC:

  • You can now use Amazon RDS for SQL Server in Amazon VPC. The same functionality of Amazon RDS including managing backups, automatic failure detection and recovery, software patching, and ease of scaling your compute capacity based on your application demand, is now available in Amazon VPC. Support for Amazon VPC is available for new DB Instances of all SQL Server editions.
  • Also available today, you can now create IPsec VPN connections to Amazon VPC using static routing configurations. Before today, VPN connections required the use of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). We now support both types of connections and are excited to announce that you can now establish connectivity from devices that do not support BGP, including Cisco ASA and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. See the VPC FAQs for a list of VPN devices that we've tested with Amazon VPC.
  • Finally, you can now configure automatic propagation of routes from your VPN and Direct Connect links to your VPC routing tables. This feature simplifies the effort to create and maintain connectivity to Amazon VPC.
To learn more about using RDS for SQL Server, visit the Amazon RDS for SQL Server web page, our documentation and our FAQs. To learn more about statically routed IPsec VPN connections and route propagation, visit the Amazon VPC User Guide.
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