AWS News Blog

15 Years of AWS Blogging!

I wrote the first post (Welcome) to this blog exactly 15 years ago today. It is safe to say that I never thought that writing those introductory sentences would lead my career in such a new and ever -challenging dimension. This seems like as good of a time as any to document and share the […]

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Accelerate SQL Server Always On Deployments with AWS Launch Wizard

Customers sometimes tell us that while they are experts in their domain, their unfamiliarity with the cloud can make getting started more challenging and take more time. They want to be able to quickly and easily deploy enterprise applications on AWS without needing prior tribal knowledge of the AWS platform and best practices, so as […]

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AWS Data Exchange – Find, Subscribe To, and Use Data Products

We live in a data-intensive, data-driven world! Organizations of all types collect, store, process, analyze data and use it to inform and improve their decision-making processes. The is well-suited to all of these activities; it offers vast amounts of storage, access to any conceivable amount of compute power, and many different types of analytical tools. […]

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New – Import Existing Resources into a CloudFormation Stack

With , you can model your entire infrastructure with text files. In this way, you can treat your infrastructure as code and apply software development best practices, such as putting it under version control, or reviewing architectural changes with your team before deployment. Sometimes AWS resources initially created using the console or the need to be […]

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Cross-Account Cross-Region Dashboards with Amazon CloudWatch

Best practices for cloud deployments include the use of multiple accounts and/or multiple regions. Multiple accounts provide a security and billing boundary that isolates resources and reduces the impact of issues. Multiple regions ensures a high degree of isolation, low latency for end users, and data resiliency of applications. These best practices can come with […]

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Meet the newest AWS Heroes, including the first Data Heroes!

The AWS Heroes program recognizes community leaders from around the world who have extensive AWS knowledge and a passion for sharing their expertise with others. As trends in the technical community shift, the program evolves to better recognize the most influential community leaders across a variety of technical disciplines. Introducing AWS Data Heroes Today we are introducing […]

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Now Available: New C5d Instance Sizes and Bare Metal Instances

Amazon EC2 C5 instances are very popular for running compute-heavy workloads like batch processing, distributed analytics, high-performance computing, machine/deep learning inference, ad serving, highly scalable multiplayer gaming, and video encoding. In 2018, we added blazing fast local NVMe storage, and named these new instances C5d. They are a great fit for applications that need access […]

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200 Amazon CloudFront Points of Presence + Price Reduction

Less than two years ago I announced the 100th Point of Presence for . The overall Point of Presence footprint is now growing at 50% per year. Since we launched the 100th PoP in 2017, we have expanded to 77 cities in 34 countries including China, Israel, Denmark, Norway, South Africa, UAE, Bahrain, Portugal, and […]

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