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Category: Amazon EC2

EC2 for In-Memory Computing – The High Memory Cluster Eight Extra Large Instance

Our new High Memory Cluster Eight Extra Large (cr1.8xlarge) instance type is designed to host applications that have a voracious need for compute power, memory, and network bandwidth such as in-memory databases, graph databases, and memory intensive HPC. Here are the specs: Two Intel E5-2670 processors running at 2.6 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost and […]

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Amazon CloudWatch – Alarm Actions

As you probably know, Amazon CloudWatch provides monitoring services for your cloud resources and your applications. You can track cloud, system, and application metrics, see them visually, and arrange to be notified (via a CloudWatch alarm) if they go beyond a value that you specify. For example, you can track the CPU load of your […]

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Even More Features for AWS GovCloud (US)

What’s GovCloud? AWS GovCloud (US) is a gated community cloud designed to support the compliance needs of customer workloads with direct or indirect ties to U.S. Government functions, services, or regulations. The AWS GovCloud (US) framework adheres to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements. Hot on the heels of my last GovCloud post, […]

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The New EC2 High Storage Instance Family

In our continuing quest to ensure that Amazon EC2 is applicable to an incredibly broad array of use cases, we are launching a new instance family today. The High Storage Eight Extra Large (hs1.8xlarge) instances are a great fit for applications that require high storage depth and high sequential I/O performance. Each instance includes 117 […]

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EBS Snapshot Copy (Between Regions)

To make it even easier for you to build AWS applications that span regions, we’re introducing a new EBS Snapshot Copy feature today. You can now copy EBS snapshots between EC2 Regions. Why Copy? So, why would you want to copy an EBS Snapshot from one AWS Region to another? Here are some of the […]

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AWS Expansion in Brazil – Elastic Beanstalk, Provisioned IOPS for EBS and RDS

We launched an AWS Region in Brazil almost a year ago, along with Portuguese and Spanish versions of the AWS Blog. Today we are adding the following new AWS functionality in the Region: AWS Elastic Beanstalk – You can now deploy and manage .NET, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Java applications in the AWS Cloud using […]

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