AWS News Blog

Category: Amazon CloudWatch

Auto Scaling Suspend/Resume

The development team likes to call this feature the “Big Red Button.” You can use CloudWatch’s Auto Scaling feature to scale your EC2 capacity up and down according to conditions that you define. You do this by creating an AutoScaling Group and attaching a trigger to it. A trigger uses CloudWatch Alarms to reference a […]

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Auto Scaling Follow the Line

Perhaps you expect a lot of traffic as part of a planned announcement and you want to increase the size of your EC2 fleet just ahead of your press release. Maybe your site is busy once a day because you have a daily deal or a daily special, or only on weekends when people are […]

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Auto Scaling Policies

The new release of Auto Scaling gives you better control over the policies used to modify the number of EC2 instances running in one of your AutoScaling groups. Auto Scaling now emits metrics for each AutoScalingGroup. You can use CloudWatch to monitor your group size, instances being launched and terminated, and other group activity. Policies […]

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Now Available: Host Your Web Site in the Cloud

I am very happy to announce that my first book, Host Your Web Site in the Cloud is now available! Weighing in at over 355 pages, this book is designed to show developers how to build sophisticated AWS applications using PHP and the CloudFusion toolkit. Here is the table of contents: Welcome to Cloud Computing. […]

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NASA JPL, robots and the AWS cloud

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA’s lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system is doing some pretty extraordinary things with the AWS cloud. I had the opportunity to meet with their CTO to discuss some of the interesting projects they are working on. Like the early explorers of Deep Space, they were also early […]

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Now Open: AWS Region in Asia Pacific

Businesses and developers in the Asia Pacific part of the world can now obtain their processing, storage, and other services on an economical, pay-as-you-go basis from resources located nearby. We’ve just opened up an AWS Region in Singapore, with two Availability Zones. The new region supports Amazon EC2 (including Elastic IP Addresses, Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic […]

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Amazon CloudFront Object TTL Slashed!

By popular demand, we’ve reduced the minimum TTL (Time To Live) for Amazon CloudFront from 24 hours down to just one hour. This means that you can now use CloudFront to distribute content that changes from hour to hour. As has always been the case, you will set the expiration time using the Cache-Control, Pragma, […]

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Server Density – Easy Server Monitoring

The Server Density monitoring service now supports Amazon EC2 using data collected and made available via Amazon CloudWatch and an optional lightweight monitoring agent. Provided as a fully managed hosting service, Server Density can provide a snapshot of server status at any time. Alerts can be triggered from any of the metrics and can be […]

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Expanding the AWS Footprint

A new AWS Region is online and available for use! Our new Northern California (US-West) Region supports Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, SimpleDB, SQS, Elastic MapReduce, Amazon CloudWatch, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing. The AWS documentation contains the new endpoints for each service. The existing Amazon S3 US Standard Region provides good, cost-effective performance for […]

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