AWS News Blog

Category: Announcements

The AWS Marketplace – Find, Buy, Compare, and Launch Cloud Software

Using the new AWS Marketplace, you can easily find, compare, and start using an array of software systems and products. We’ve streamlined the discovery, deployment, and billing steps to make the entire process of finding and buying software quick, painless, and worthwhile for application consumers and producers. Here’s what it looks like: We are launching […]

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Plat_Forms Contest in Germany – Not Your Typical Hackathon

Were excited to work with the Plat_Forms programming contest, an effort organized in Berlin, at Freie Universitt this spring.   Focus on Scalability & Cloud ArchitecturesThe Plat_Forms contest has been around in Germany since 2007. Its hallmark is celebrating the diversity and strength of various development languages (Java EE, .NET, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.). […]

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New AWS Premium Support Features: Third-Party Software Support and AWS Trusted Advisor

We have added two new benefits to the Gold and Platinum levels of AWS Premium Support. The following features are now in beta testing: We now offer third-party support for popular operating systems running on Amazon EC2. We also support a number of pieces of system software. The AWS Trusted Advisor monitors your use of […]

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Amazon DynamoDB – Internet-Scale Data Storage the NoSQL Way

We want to make it very easy for you to be able to store any amount of semistructured data and to be able to read, write, and modify it quickly, efficiently, and with predictable performance. We don’t want you to have to worry about servers, disks, replication, failover, monitoring, software installation, configuration, or updating, hardware […]

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FISMA Moderate for AWS

Our compliance team has been working non-stop to make sure that AWS qualifies for and receives a number of important certifications and accreditations. In the last year or so I have blogged about SAS 70 Type II, FISMA Low, and ISO 27001. After receiving our FISMA Low level certification and accreditation, we took the next […]

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Introducing: VC Judges for AWS Startup Challenge

We’re very excited to announce this year’s AWS Start-up Challenge VC judges: Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z), Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), Madrona Venture Group,  NEA, and Sequoia ! Representatives from all these firms will be present at our final event in California, where our AWS executive team will meet and select one global, grand prize winner. All […]

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New – AWS GovCloud (US) Region – ITAR Compliant

A New RegionOur new AWS GovCloud (US) Region was designed to meet the unique regulatory requirements of the United States Government. The US federal government, state and local governments, and the contractors who support their mission now have access to secure, flexible, and cost-effective AWS services running in an environment that complies with US Government […]

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