AWS News Blog

Category: Announcements

Updated AWS Security White Paper; New Risk and Compliance White Paper

We have updated the AWS Security White Paper and we’ve created a new Risk and Compliance White Paper.  Both are available now. The AWS Security White Paper describes our physical and operational security principles and practices. It includes a description of the shared responsibility model, a summary of our control environment, a review of secure […]

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AWS Training Now Available

We have just announced our first set of AWS training classes. Each session will be held in Seattle and will run for four full days. The classes are designed for developers with experience building Java applications and there will be coding exercises in class. Attendance is limited to 20 students per session and attendees are […]

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Announcing AWS $NAME

As I’ve blogged about in the past, we love to listen to our customers, and what we hear from them has a direct and very visible influence on our development process. I can literally watch as the information flows from customer meetings to trip reports to press releases (we write those first, before we build […]

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Binpress Programming Contest

Amazon Web Services has teamed up with Binpress, a marketplace where developers buy and sell source code from one another, to sponsor a developer contest for the most useful source-code packages. The line-up for prizes is enticing a mix of cash and other awards with a total value of $40,000. AWS is offering $3,500 in […]

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AWS Premium Support: Lower Prices, New Plans, Faster Response

I’ve got some really important news about our AWS Premium Support offering. We’ve added new Bronze and Platinum plans, reduced our prices, and increased our responsiveness. New Support PlansWe are introducing two new support plans. The new Bronze plan is aimed at individual developers and costs just $49 per month. The new Platinum plan is […]

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AWS Achieves PCI DSS 2.0 Validated Service Provider Status

If your application needs to process, store, or transmit credit card data, you are probably familiar with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, otherwise known as PCI DSS. This standard specifies best practices and security controls needed to keep credit card data safe and secure during transit, processing, and storage. Among other things, it […]

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AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010 Finalists

Here are the finalists for this year’s AWS Start-Up Challenge. They have been invited to Silicon Valley for the finale on December 8th where they will compete for the grand prize of $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in AWS credits, and additional goodies such as a year of AWS Premium Support at no charge and some […]

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AWS Customer Satisfaction Survey for 2010

As you may know, Amazon.com strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. As I’ve said (again and again and again) customer feedback is really important to us and we do everything possible to gather it. Could I ask you to take 10-15 minutes to fill out the AWS Customer Satisfaction Survey? It will help us […]

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AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010 Regional Semi-Finalists

The judges have spent countless hours scrutinizing the entrants in the AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010 competition and have selected fifteen finalists representing entrants from the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The judges looked at applications, business models, management teams, and use of AWS. From the group of semi-finalists, seven finalists will be inivited to Silicon Valley […]

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