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Be Careful When Comparing AWS Costs…

Earlier today, GigaOM published a cost comparison of self-hosting vs. hosting on AWS. I wanted to bring to your attention a few quick issues that we saw with this analysis: Lower Costs in Other AWS Regions – The comparison used the AWS costs for the US West (San Francisco) Region, ignoring the fact that EC2 […]

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AWS HowTo: Using Amazon Elastic MapReduce with DynamoDB (Guest Post)

Today’s guest blogger is Adam Gray. Adam is a Product Manager on the Elastic MapReduce Team. — Jeff; Apache Hadoop and NoSQL databases are complementary technologies that together provide a powerful toolbox for managing, analyzing, and monetizing Big Data. Thats why we were so excited to provide out-of-the-box Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) integration with […]

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The AWS Storage Gateway – Integrate Your Existing On-Premises Applications with AWS Cloud Storage

Warning: If you don’t have a data center, or if all of your IT infrastructure is already in the cloud, you may not need to read this post! But feel free to pass it along to your friends and colleagues. The Storage GatewayOur new AWS Storage Gateway service connects an on-premise software appliance with cloud-based storage […]

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Launch Relational Database Service Instances in the Virtual Private Cloud

You can now launch Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) DB instances inside of a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Some BackgroundThe Relational Database Service takes care of all of the messiness associated with running a relational database. You don’t have to worry about finding and configuring hardware, installing an operating system or a database engine, setting […]

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EC2 Instance Status Checks and Reporting

Instance Status ChecksYou may remember that we recently introduced EC2 Instance Status Monitoring features to give you better visibility into the status of your AWS resources. We began by providing you with information about operational activities that have been scheduled for your EC2 instances. Since then, weve added more functionality. You can now view status […]

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How Collections Work in the AWS SDK for Ruby

Today we have a guest blog post from Matty Noble, Software Development Engineer, SDKs and Tools Team.  – rodica We’ve seen a few questions lately about how to work with collections of resources in the SDK for Ruby, so I’d like to take a moment to explain some of the common patterns and how to […]

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New – Elastic Network Interfaces in the Virtual Private Cloud

If you look closely at the services and facilities provided by AWS, you’ll see that we’ve chosen to factor architectural components that were once considered elemental (e.g. a server) into multiple discrete parts that you can instantiate and control individually. For example, you can create an EC2 instance and then attach EBS volumes to it […]

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New AWS Console Feature – Improved Access to CloudWatch Alarms

We’ve added some features to the AWS Management Console to make it easier for you to create, view, and manage your Amazon CloudWatch Alarms. Here’s a visual overview. Creating AlarmsYou can now create a new CloudWatch alarm from the Monitoring tab of the selected EC2 instance or EBS volume using the Create Alarm button: Let’s […]

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