AWS News Blog

Now Available – AWS Serverless Application Repository

Last year I suggested that you Get Ready for the AWS Serverless Application Repository and gave you a sneak peek. The Repository is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to discover, configure, and deploy applications and components on AWS. It is also an ideal venue for AWS partners, enterprise customers, and […]

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Amazon Relational Database Service – Looking Back at 2017

The Amazon RDS team launched nearly 80 features in 2017. Some of them were covered in this blog, others on the , and the rest in What’s New or Forum posts. To wrap up my week, I thought it would be worthwhile to give you an organized recap. So here we go! Certification & Security […]

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AWS Hot Startups for February 2018: Canva, Figma, InVision

Note to readers! Starting next month, we will be publishing our monthly Hot Startups blog post on the AWS Startup Blog. Please come check us out. As visual communication—whether through social media channels like Instagram or white space-heavy product pages—becomes a central part of everyone’s life, accessible design platforms and tools become more and more […]

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New – Encryption at Rest for DynamoDB

At 2017, Werner encouraged his audience to “Dance like nobody is watching, and to encrypt like everyone is:” The AWS team is always eager to add features that make it easier for you to protect your sensitive data and to help you to achieve your compliance objectives. For example, in 2017 we launched encryption at […]

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Give Your WordPress Blog a Voice With Our New Amazon Polly Plugin

I first told you about in late 2016 in my post Amazon Polly – Text to Speech in 47 Voices and 24 Languages. After that launch, we added support for Korean, five new voices, and made Polly available in all Regions in the aws partition. We also added whispering, speech marks, a timbre effect, and […]

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New AWS Developer Training in Collaboration with edX.org

I recently heard my manager (Ariel Kelman, VP of Marketing for AWS) talk about the important role that education plays in our work. In fact, he assigned it a significantly higher priority than traditional marketing activities that focus on leads or conversions. I’ve also heard our other leaders talk about their work to create highly […]

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The Floodgates Are Open – Increased Network Bandwidth for EC2 Instances

I hope that you have configured your AMIs and your current-generation EC2 instances to use the Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) that I told you about back in mid-2016. The ENA gives you high throughput and low latency, while minimizing the load on the host processor. It is designed to work well in the presence of […]

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New – Inter-Region VPC Peering

I’m still catching up with the last couple of launches! Today I would like to tell you about inter-region VPC peering. You have been able to create peering connections between Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) in the same AWS Region since early 2014 (read New VPC Peering for the Amazon Virtual Cloud to learn more). Once […]

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Recent EC2 Goodies – Launch Templates and Spread Placement

We launched some important new EC2 instance types and features at . I’ve already told you about the M5, H1, T2 Unlimited and Bare Metal instances, and about Spot features such as Hibernation and the New Pricing Model. Randall told you about the Amazon Time Sync Service. Today I would like to tell you about […]

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New AWS Auto Scaling – Unified Scaling For Your Cloud Applications

I’ve been talking about scalability for servers and other cloud resources for a very long time! Back in 2006, I wrote “This is the new world of scalable, on-demand web services. Pay for what you need and use, and not a byte more.” Shortly after we launched , we made it easy for you to […]

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