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Sébastien Stormacq

Author: Sébastien Stormacq

Seb has been writing code since he first touched a Commodore 64 in the mid-eighties. He inspires builders to unlock the value of the AWS cloud, using his secret blend of passion, enthusiasm, customer advocacy, curiosity and creativity. His interests are software architecture, developer tools and mobile computing. If you want to sell him something, be sure it has an API. Follow him on Twitter @sebsto.

ABAC SSO

New – Attribute-Based Access Control with AWS Single Sign-On

Starting today, you can pass user attributes in the AWS session when your workforce sign-in into the cloud using AWS Single Sign-On. This gives you the centralized account access management of AWS Single Sign-On and ABAC, with the flexibility to use AWS SSO, Active Directory, or an external identity provider as your identity source. To […]

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MFA device management

New – Multi-Factor Authentication with WebAuthn for AWS SSO

Starting today, you can add WebAuthn as a new multi-factor authentication (MFA) to AWS Single Sign-On, in addition to currently supported one-time password (OTP) and Radius authenticators. By adding support for WebAuthn, a W3C specification developed in coordination with FIDO Alliance, you can now authenticate with a wide variety of interoperable authenticators provisioned by your […]

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Majority of Alexa Now Running on Faster, More Cost-Effective Amazon EC2 Inf1 Instances

Today, we are announcing that the Amazon Alexa team has migrated the vast majority of their GPU-based machine learning inference workloads to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Inf1 instances, powered by AWS Inferentia. This resulted in 25% lower end-to-end latency, and 30% lower cost compared to GPU-based instances for Alexa’s text-to-speech workloads. The lower […]

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New – Amazon RDS on Graviton2 Processors

I recently wrote a post to announce the availability of M6g, R6g and C6g families of instances on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). These instances offer better cost-performance ratio than their x86 counterparts. They are based on AWS-designed AWS Graviton2 processors, utilizing 64-bit Arm Neoverse N1 cores. Starting today, you can also benefit from […]

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New – Amazon EC2 Instances based on AWS Graviton2 with local NVMe-based SSD storage

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post to announce the new AWS Graviton2 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance type, the M6g. Since then, hundreds of customers have observed significant cost-performance benefits. These include Honeycomb.io, SmugMug, Redbox, and Valnet Inc. On June 11, we announced two new families of instances based on AWS […]

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Amazon EBS Fast Snapshot Restore for Shared EBS Snapshots

Snapshots are an integral part of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS). Snapshots allow you to create a block-level, point-in-time copy of your volumes for backup, or disaster-recovery purposes. Snapshots are incremental, only data modified since the last snapshots are copied again. You can share snapshots between AWS Regions, or AWS Accounts. Once you have a […]

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Create Snapshots From Any Block Storage Using EBS Direct APIs

I am excited to announce you can now create Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) snapshots from any block storage data, such as on-premises volumes, volumes from another cloud provider, existing block data stored on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), or even your own laptop :-) AWS customers using the cloud for disaster recovery of […]

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