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Category: Compute*

New AWS Management Portal for vCenter

IT Managers and Administrators working within large organizations regularly tell us that they find the key AWS messages — fast and easy self-service provisioning, exchange of CAPEX for OPEX, and the potential for cost savings — to be attractive and compelling. They want to start moving into the future by experimenting with AWS, but they […]

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New EBS Encryption for Additional Data Protection

We take data protection very seriously! Over the years we have added a number of security and encryption features to various parts of AWS. We protect data at rest with Server Side Encryption for Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier, multiple tiers of encryption for Amazon Redshift, and Transparent Data Encryption for Oracle and SQL Server […]

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Trusted Advisor Update – New Checks and New CloudTrail Regions

AWS Trusted Advisor provides you with advice and guidance to help you to use AWS safely, securely, and economically. Today we are making the Trusted Advisor even more useful, with support for additional service limit checks and for CloudTrail in additional Regions. Service Limit Checks Many AWS services are configured with per-account “soft” limits on […]

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EC2 Expansion – G2 and C3 Instances in Additional Regions

I’ll be brief! We are making two types of Amazon EC2 instances available in even more AWS Regions. G2 Expansion EC2’s g2 instances are designed for applications that require 3D graphics capabilities. Each instance includes an NVIDIA GRID™ GPU with 1,536 parallel processing cores and 4 Gigabytes of RAM and hardware-powered video encoding. The g2.2xlarge […]

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The New AWS TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) Calculator

Our customers often find multiple benefits from moving to the cloud, including agility, cost savings, and flexibility. Whether you run on AWS or own and operate your own infrastructure, there are many contributors to the overall cost. Weighing the financial considerations of owning and operating a data center (or renting a colocation facility) versus using […]

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AWS CloudTrail Update – Seven New Services & Support From CloudCheckr

AWS CloudTrail records the API calls made in your AWS account and publishes the resulting log files to an Amazon S3 bucket in JSON format, with optional notification to an Amazon SNS topic each time a file is published. Our customers use the log files generated CloudTrail in many different ways. Popular use cases include […]

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Tag Your Auto Scaled EC2 Instances

EC2’s Auto Scaling feature gives you the ability to define and then launch an Auto Scaling Group of Amazon EC2 instances that expands and contracts as necessary in order to handle a workload that varies over time. You can define scale-up and scale-down events that are triggered by the Amazon CloudWatch metrics that are most […]

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