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Category: Compute*

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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AWS CloudFormation Adds Support for Redshift and More

My colleague Chetan Dandekar has a lot of good news for AWS CloudFormation users! — Jeff; AWS CloudFormation now supports Amazon Redshift. We have recently enhanced our support for other AWS resources as well. What is CloudFormation?AWS CloudFormation simplifies provisioning and management of a wide range of AWS resources, from EC2 and VPC to DynamoDB. […]

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AWS Update – New M3 Sizes & Features + Reduced EBS Prices + Reduced S3 Prices

I’ve got lots of great AWS news today! Here’s a summary: M3 instances are now available in two additional sizes. Several additional features are now available for newly launched M3 instances. Prices for S3 storage have been reduced by up to 22%. Prices for EBS Standard volume storage and I/O operations have been reduced by […]

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Hosting Minecraft Realms on AWS

Minecraft appears to be the gaming and visual building environment of choice for today’s youth! Pretty much everyone I know in the 8-18 age range admits to spending a lot of time in-world. The game’s outward simplicity hides an environment of considerable richness and complexity, with many interesting emergent properties. The game runs in single […]

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Auto Scaling API Update

We have added a pair of new API functions to Auto Scaling and we have made another pair of existing functions more powerful. New FunctionsDescribeAccountLimits tells you the maximum number of Launch Configurations and Auto Scaling Groups set for your account. If you need more of either one, simply fill out the EC2 Instance Request […]

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