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Category: Amazon EC2*

New – Auto Recovery for Amazon EC2

An important rule when building a highly available and highly reliable system is to design for failure. In other words, your design model should assume that, as Amazon CTO Werner Vogels has said, “everything fails all the time.” Fortunately, modern data centers, networks, and servers are highly reliable, and failures are the exception rather than […]

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ClassicLink – Private Communication Between Classic EC2 Instances & VPC Resources

lets you create and run a logically isolated section of the . Running within a VPC combines the benefits of the cloud with the flexibility of a network topology designed to fit the unique needs of your in-house IT department. For example: Isolation – You can create a network and exercise fine-grained control over internal […]

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AWS GovCloud (US) Update – Glacier, VM Import, CloudTrail, and More

I am pleased to be able to announce a set of updates and additions to . We are making a number of new services available including , , and VM Import. We are also enhancing the with support for and the Service Limits Report. As you may know, is an isolated AWS Region designed to […]

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Resource Groups and Tagging for AWS

For many years, AWS customers have used tags to organize their EC2 resources (instances, images, load balancers, security groups, and so forth), RDS resources (DB instances, option groups, and more), VPC resources (gateways, option sets, network ACLS, subnets, and the like) Route 53 health checks, and S3 buckets. Tags are used to label, collect, and […]

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AWS OpsWorks Update – Support for Existing EC2 Instances and On-Premises Servers

My colleague Chris Barclay sent a guest post to introduce two powerful new features for . — Jeff; New Modes for OpsWorks I have some good news for users that operate compute resources outside of AWS: you can now use to deploy and operate applications on any server with an Internet connection including virtual machines […]

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Simplifying the EC2 Reserved Instance Model

‘s Reserved Instance model provides you with two benefits: capacity assurance and a lower effective hourly rate in exchange for an upfront payment. After combining customer feedback with an analysis of purchasing patterns that goes back to when we first launched Reserved Instances in 2009, we have decided to simplify the model and are introducing […]

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