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Category: Compute

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New for AWS Backup – Support for VMware and VMware Cloud on AWS

Today, I am happy to announce AWS Backup support for VMware, a new capability that enables you to centralize and automate data protection of virtual machines (VMs) running on VMware on premises and VMware CloudTM on AWS. You can now use a single, centrally managed policy in AWS Backup to protect these VMware environments together […]

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New Storage-Optimized Amazon EC2 Instances (Im4gn and Is4gen) Powered by AWS Graviton2 Processors

EC2 storage-optimized instances are designed to deliver high disk I/O performance, and plenty of storage. Our customers use them to host high-performance real-time databases, distributed file systems, data warehouses, key-value stores, and more. Over the years we have released multiple generations of storage-optimized instances including the HS1 (2012) , D2 (2015), I2 (2013) , I3 […]

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New – AWS Outposts Servers in Two Form Factors

AWS Outposts gives you on-premises compute and storage that is monitored and managed by AWS, and controlled by the same, familiar AWS APIs. You may already know about the AWS Outposts rack, which occupies a full 42U rack. Last year I told you that we were working on new sizes of Outposts suitable for locations […]

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Join the Preview – Amazon EC2 C7g Instances Powered by New AWS Graviton3 Processors

We announced the first generation AWS-designed Graviton processor in late 2018, and followed it up with the second generation Graviton2 a year later. Today, AWS customers make use of twelve different Graviton2-powered instances including the new X2gd instances that are designed for memory-intensive workloads. All Graviton processors include dedicated cores & caches for each vCPU, […]

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New – Recycle Bin for EBS Snapshots

It is easy to create EBS Snapshots, and just as easy to either delete them manually or to use the Data Lifecycle Manager to delete them automatically in accord with your organization’s retention model. Sometimes, as it turns out, it is a bit too easy to delete snapshots, and a well-intended cleanup effort or a […]

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Introducing Karpenter – An Open-Source High-Performance Kubernetes Cluster Autoscaler

Today we are announcing that Karpenter is ready for production. Karpenter is an open-source, flexible, high-performance Kubernetes cluster autoscaler built with AWS. It helps improve your application availability and cluster efficiency by rapidly launching right-sized compute resources in response to changing application load. Karpenter also provides just-in-time compute resources to meet your application’s needs and […]

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Amazon Inspector

Improved, Automated Vulnerability Management for Cloud Workloads with a New Amazon Inspector

Updated November 30, 2021: Added launch partner blog links. Amazon Inspector is a service used by organizations of all sizes to automate security assessment and management at scale. Amazon Inspector helps organizations meet security and compliance requirements for workloads deployed to AWS, scanning for unintended network exposure, software vulnerabilities, and deviations from application security best […]

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Announcing Pull Through Cache Repositories for Amazon Elastic Container Registry

Organizations, development teams, and individual developers who have chosen to use containers to host their applications may prefer, or perhaps are required, to source all images from Amazon Elastic Container Registry to take advantage of its high availability and security. To satisfy those requirements, customers have needed to take on the burden of manually pulling […]

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