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Now Available – SQL Server Enterprise Edition AMI for EC2

You can now launch SQL Server Enterprise Edition on using a new, pre-configured AMI (Amazon Machine Image). This edition of SQL Server offers some new and unique features including: High Availability – You can configure a primary database and up to four active, readable secondary databases into an Always-On availability group. Self-Service Business Intelligence – […]

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EC2 Instance History

I received an interesting tweet last night. Steve Goldsmith of ITOC Australia (an APN Advanced Consulting Partner and recipient of an AWS Customer Obsession award earlier this year) asked me if I had a historical timeline of instance launches: I didn’t have one, but it seemed like a worthwhile thing to have and so I […]

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Look Before You Leap – The Coming Leap Second and AWS (Updated)

My colleague Mingxue Zhao sent me a guest post designed to make sure that you are aware of an important time / clock issue. Note: This post was first published on May 18, 2015. We made some important additions and corrections on May 25, 2015. — Jeff; The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS) […]

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AWS GovCloud (US) Update – AWS Key Management Service Now Available

The provides you with seamless, centralized control over your encryption keys. As I noted when we launched the service (see my post, New AWS Key Management Service, for more information), this service gives you a new option for data protection and relieves you of many of the more onerous scalability and availability issues that inevitably […]

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New AWS Quick Start – SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA

We have added another AWS Quick Start Reference Deployment. The new SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA document will show you how to get on the fast track to plan, deploy, and configure this enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. It is powered by SAP HANA, SAP’s in-memory database. This deployment builds on our existing […]

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VM Import Update – Faster and More Flexible, with Multi-Volume Support

Enterprise IT architects and system administrators often ask me how to go about moving their existing compute infrastructure to . Invariably, they have spent a long time creating and polishing their existing system configurations and are hoping to take advantage of this work when they migrate to the cloud. We introduced quite some time ago […]

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New G2 Instance Type with 4x More GPU Power

The GPU-powered G2 instance family is home to molecular modeling,  rendering, machine learning, game streaming, and transcoding jobs that require massive amounts of parallel processing power. The NVIDIA GRID GPU includes dedicated, hardware-accelerated video encoding; it generates an H.264 video stream that can be displayed on any client device that has a compatible video codec. […]

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