AWS News Blog

Category: Compute

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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AWS Console for iOS and Android Now Supports AWS OpsWorks

The AWS Console for iOS and Android now includes support for AWS OpsWorks. You can see your OpsWorks resources — stacks, layers, instances, apps, and deployments with the newest version of the app. It also supports EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, the Relational Database Service, Auto Scaling, CloudWatch, and the Service Health Dashboard. The Android version […]

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VM Import / Export for Linux

If you have invested in the creation of “golden” Linux images suitable for your on-premises environment, I have some good news for you. We have extended our popular VM Import/Export feature with support for multiple Linux distributions and virtualization formats. You can import the golden images that you currently run in VMware, Xen, and Microsoft […]

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