AWS News Blog

Category: Compute

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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Amazon WorkSpaces Now Available in Europe

Amazon WorkSpaces provides a desktop computing environment in the cloud. It gives enterprise IT the power to meet the needs of a diverse user base by providing them with the ability to work wherever and whenever they want, while using the desktop or mobile device of their choice. Today we are bringing Amazon WorkSpaces to […]

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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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AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Docker

AWS Elastic Beanstalk makes it easy for you to deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud. After you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk will provision, monitor, and scale capacity (Amazon EC2 instances), while also load balancing incoming requests across all of the healthy instances. Docker automates the deployment of applications in the form of […]

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EC2 Update – Previous Generation Instances

We have made some important changes to the EC2 pricing and instance type pages. We are introducing the concept of previous generations of EC2 instances. Amazon EC2 has been around since the summer of 2006. We started with a single instance (the venerable and still-popular m1.small) and have added many over the years. We have […]

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