AWS News Blog

Category: Compute

Alejandra’s Top 5 Favorite re:Invent🎉 Launches of 2019

While re:Invent 2019 may feel well over, I’m still feeling elated and curious about several of the launches that were announced that week. Is it just me, or did some of the new feature announcements seem to bring us closer to the Scifi worlds (i.e. AWS WaveLength anyone? and don’t get me started on Amazon […]

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New – Provisioned Concurrency for Lambda Functions

It’s really true that time flies, especially when you don’t have to think about servers: AWS Lambda just turned 5 years old and the team is always looking for new ways to help customers build and run applications in an easier way. As more mission critical applications move to serverless, customers need more control over the performance […]

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Amazon ECS Cluster Auto Scaling is Now Generally Available

Today, we have launched Amazon ECS Cluster Auto Scaling. This new capability improves your cluster scaling experience by increasing the speed and reliability of cluster scale-out, giving you control over the amount of spare capacity maintained in your cluster, and automatically managing instance termination on cluster scale-in. To enable ECS Cluster Auto Scaling, you will need […]

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AWS Fargate Spot Now Generally Available

Today at AWS re:Invent 2019 we announced AWS Fargate Spot. Fargate Spot is a new capability on AWS Fargate that can run interruption tolerant Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) Tasks at up to a 70% discount off the Fargate price. If you are familiar with EC2 Spot Instances, the concept is the same. We use […]

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AWS Compute Optimizer – Your Customized Resource Optimization Service

When I publicly speak about Amazon EC2 instance type, one frequently asked question I receive is “How can I be sure I chose the right instance type for my application?” Choosing the correct instance type is between art and science. It usually involves knowing your application performance characteristics under normal circumstances (the baseline) and the […]

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New – VPC Ingress Routing – Simplifying Integration of Third-Party Appliances

When I was delivering the Architecting on AWS class, customers often asked me how to configure an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud to enforce the same network security policies in the cloud as they have on-premises. For example, to scan all ingress traffic with an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) appliance or to use the same firewall […]

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Amazon EC2 Update – Inf1 Instances with AWS Inferentia Chips for High Performance Cost-Effective Inferencing

Our customers are taking to Machine Learning in a big way. They are running many different types of workloads, including object detection, speech recognition, natural language processing, personalization, and fraud detection. When running on large-scale production workloads, it is essential that they can perform inferencing as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible. According to what […]

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AWS Now Available from a Local Zone in Los Angeles

AWS customers are always asking for more features, more bandwidth, more compute power, and more memory, while also asking for lower latency and lower prices. We do our best to meet these competing demands: we launch new EC2 instance types, EBS volume types, and S3 storage classes at a rapid pace, and we also reduce […]

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