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Category: Amazon EC2

New – Next Generation (R4) Memory-Optimized EC2 Instances

In-memory processing is a huge deal. With workloads growing larger by the day and CPUs gaining power with every successive generation, the ability to fit entire datasets into memory is becoming a prerequisite for high-quality Business Intelligence, analytics, data mining, and other real-time workloads that are sensitive to latency. Distributed caching and batch processing workloads […]

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New T2.Xlarge and T2.2Xlarge Instances

AWS customers love the cost-effective, burst-based model that they get when they use T2 instances. These customers use T2 instances to run general purpose workloads such as web servers, development environments, continuous integration servers, test environments, and small databases. These instances provide a generous amount of baseline performance and the ability to automatically and transparently […]

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Human Longevity, Inc. – Changing Medicine Through Genomics Research

Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) is at the forefront of genomics research and wants to build the world’s largest database of human genomes along with related phenotype and clinical data, all in support of preventive healthcare. In today’s guest post, Yaron Turpaz, Bryan Coon, and Ashley Van Zeeland talk about how they are using AWS to […]

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New – Burst Balance Metric for EC2’s General Purpose SSD (gp2) Volumes

Many AWS customers are getting great results with the General Purpose SSD (gp2) EBS volumes that we launched in mid-2014 (see New SSD-Backed Elastic Block Storage for more information).  If you’re unsure of which volume type to use for your workload, gp2 volumes are the best default choice because they offer balanced price/performance for a […]

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New Amazon Linux Container Image for Cloud and On-Premises Workloads

The Amazon Linux AMI is designed to provide a stable, secure, high performance execution environment for applications running on EC2. With limited remote access (no root login and mandatory SSH key pairs) and a very small number of non-critical packages installed, the AMI has a very respectable security profile. Many of our customers have asked […]

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Run Windows Server 2016 on Amazon EC2

You can now run Windows Server 2016 on . This version of Windows Server is packed with new features including support for Docker and Windows containers.  We are making it available in all AWS regions today, in four distinct forms: Windows Server 2016 Datacenter with Desktop Experience – The mainstream version of Windows Server, designed […]

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X1 Instance Update – X1.16xlarge + More Regions

Earlier this year we made the x1.32xlarge instance available. With nearly 2 TiB of memory, this instance type is a great fit for memory-intensive big data, caching, and analytics workloads. Our customers are running the SAP HANA in-memory database, large-scale Apache Spark and Hadoop jobs, and many types of high performance computing (HPC) workloads. Today […]

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