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Amazon Linux AMI 2014.03 is Now Available

The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image for use on Amazon EC2. We release new versions of the Amazon Linux AMI every six months after a public testing phase that includes one or more Release Candidates. The Release Candidates are announced in the EC2 forum and are available to all EC2 […]

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AWS Price Reduction #42 – EC2, S3, RDS, ElastiCache, and Elastic MapReduce

It is always fun to write about price reductions. I enjoy knowing that our customers will find AWS to be an even better value over time as we work on their behalf to make AWS more and more cost-effective over time. If you’ve been reading this blog for an extended period of time you know […]

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New VPC Peering for the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

The Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) gives you the power to create a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud, which you can think of as virtual network. You can launch AWS resources, including Amazon EC2 instances within the network, and you have full control over the virtual networking environment, including the IP address range […]

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VM Import/Export Now Supports Windows 2012

The VM Import/Export feature gives you the power to import existing virtual machine images to Amazon EC2 instances and to export them back to your on-premises environment. You can move images to hasten and simplify your migration from on-premises to the AWS cloud or as part of a disaster recovery model. Import & Export Windows […]

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Now Available on AWS GovCloud (US)

The AWS GovCloud (US) Region is an isolated AWS Region designed to allow US government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. Today we are making Red Hat Enterprise Linux (which everyone calls RHEL), available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Red Hat Enterprise […]

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Amazon EC2 Console Improvements

We have made some important improvements to the EC2 Management Console. Late last year we introduced the Launch Instance Wizard and AWS Marketplace Integration. We also updated the look and feel of key console pages. Today we are updating the remaining pages of the console with a new look and feel and a host of […]

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Elastic Load Balancing – Perfect Forward Secrecy and Other Security Enhancements

My colleague Lesley Mbogo has some good news for users of the AWS Elastic Load Balancing service. — Jeff; We have made several enhancements to Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) to further improve the security of your application traffic, making it easier for you to better protect the confidential data and privacy of your users. Today, […]

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