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New – Application Load Balancing via IP Address to AWS & On-Premises Resources

I told you about the new AWS Application Load Balancer last year and showed you how to use it to do implement Layer 7 (application) routing to EC2 instances and to microservices running in containers. Some of our customers are building hybrid applications as part of a longer-term move to AWS. These customers have told […]

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New – Descriptions for Security Group Rules

I’m often impressed when I look back to the early days of EC2 and see just how many features from the launch have survived until today. AMIs, Availability Zones, KeyPairs, Security Groups, and Security Group Rules were all present at the beginning, as was pay-as-you-go usage. Even though we have made innumerable additions to the […]

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Announcing the Winners of the AWS Chatbot Challenge – Conversational, Intelligent Chatbots using Amazon Lex and AWS Lambda

A couple of months ago on the blog, I announced the AWS Chatbot Challenge in conjunction with Slack. The AWS Chatbot Challenge was an opportunity to build a unique chatbot that helped to solve a problem or that would add value for its prospective users. The mission was to build a conversational, natural language chatbot […]

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New – VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB

Starting today (VPC) Endpoints for are available in all public AWS regions. You can provision an endpoint right away using the or the . There are no additional costs for a VPC Endpoint for DynamoDB. Many AWS customers run their applications within a (VPC) for security or isolation reasons. Previously, if you wanted your EC2 […]

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New – AWS SAM Local (Beta) – Build and Test Serverless Applications Locally

Today we’re releasing a beta of a new tool, , that makes it easy to build and test your serverless applications locally. In this post we’ll use SAM local to build, debug, and deploy a quick application that allows us to vote on tabs or spaces by curling an endpoint. AWS introduced (SAM) last year […]

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New – Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex Integration

I’m really excited to share some recent enhancements to two of my favorite services: Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex. is a self-service, cloud-based contact center service that makes it easy for any business to deliver better customer service at lower cost. is a service for building conversational interfaces using voice and text. By integrating these […]

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New – S3 Sync capability for EC2 Systems Manager: Query & Visualize Instance Software Inventory

It is now essential, with the fast paced lives we all seem to lead, to find tools to make it easier to manage our time, our home, and our work. With the pace of technology, the need for technologists to find management tools to easily manage their systems is just as important. With the introduction […]

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Lambda@Edge – Intelligent Processing of HTTP Requests at the Edge

Late last year I announced a preview of and talked about how you could use it to intelligently process HTTP requests at locations that are close (latency-wise) to your customers. Developers who applied and gained access to the preview have been making good use of it, and have provided us with plenty of very helpful […]

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New – Next-Generation GPU-Powered EC2 Instances (G3)

I first wrote about the benefits of GPU-powered computing in 2013 when we launched the G2 instance type. Since that launch, AWS customers have used the G2 instances to deliver high performance graphics to mobile devices, TV sets, and desktops. Today we are taking a step forward and launching the G3 instance type. Powered by […]

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New – Target Tracking Policies for EC2 Auto Scaling

I recently told you about DynamoDB Auto Scaling and showed you how it uses multiple CloudWatch Alarms to automate capacity management for DynamoDB tables. Behind the scenes, this feature makes use of a more general Application Auto Scaling model that we plan to put to use across several different AWS services over time. The new […]

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