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Category: Amazon EC2

EC2 Price Reduction in the São Paulo Region (R5 and I3)

I’ve got good news for AWS customers using our South America (São Paulo) Region! Effective February 1, 2020 we are reducing prices for On-Demand, Reserved and Dedicated Instances as follows: All R5 families (R5, R5a, R5d, R5ad) – Up to 25%. All I3 families (I3, I3en) – 13%. The pricing pages have been updated. Questions? […]

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Update on Amazon Linux AMI end-of-life

Launched in September 2010, the Amazon Linux AMI has helped numerous customers build Linux-based applications on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). In order to bring them even more security, stability, and productivity, we introduced Amazon Linux 2 in 2017. Adding many modern features, Amazon Linux 2 is backed by long-term support, and we strongly encourage […]

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New – T3 Instances on Dedicated Single-Tenant Hardware

T3 instances use a burst pricing model that allows you to host general purpose workloads at low cost, with access to sustainable, full-core performance when needed. You can choose from seven different sizes and receive an assured baseline amount of processing power, courtesy of custom high frequency Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors. Our customers use them […]

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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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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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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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Coming Soon – Graviton2-Powered General Purpose, Compute-Optimized, & Memory-Optimized EC2 Instances

We launched the first generation (A1) of Arm-based, Graviton-powered EC2 instances at re:Invent 2018. Since that launch, thousands of our customers have used them to run many different types of scale-out workloads including containerized microservices, web servers, and data/log processing. The Operating System Vendors (OSV) and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) communities have been quick to […]

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Automate OS Image Build Pipelines with EC2 Image Builder

Earlier in my career, I can recall being assigned the task of creating and maintaining operating system (OS) images for use by my development team. This was a time-consuming process, sometimes error-prone, needing me to manually re-create and re-snapshot images frequently. As I’m sure you can imagine, it also involved a significant amount of manual […]

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AWS Load Balancer Update – Lots of New Features for You!

The AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) and Network Load Balancer (NLB) are important parts of any highly available and scalable system. Today I am happy to share a healthy list of new features for ALB and NLB, all driven by customer requests. Here’s what I have: Weighted Target Groups for ALB Least Outstanding Requests for […]

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