AWS News Blog

Category: Compute

Summer Startups: GoSquared

AWS is a pay-as-you-use mix of tools and services that help businesses of all sizes build innovative products. Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling GoSquared. GoSquared […]

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Configuration Persistence and Support for URL Swapping with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

We just released two new capabilities for AWS Elastic Beanstalk that help you save your preferred environment settings and deploy changes to your applications with minimal downtime. Configuration Persistence Using the AWS Management Console, you can now save an environments configuration, launch a new environment with a saved configuration, and apply a saved configuration to […]

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IAM: AWS Identity and Access Management – Now Generally Available

Our customers use AWS in many creative and innovative ways, continuously introducing new use cases and driving us to solve unexpected and complex problems. We are constantly improving our capabilities to make sure that we support a very wide variety of use cases and access patterns. In particular, we want to make sure that developers […]

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AWS Management Console Bookmarking

We’ve added a new bookmarking feature to the AWS Management Console. You can now construct a URL that will open the console with a specific AMI (Amazon Machine Image) or CloudFormation Template selected and ready to launch. EC2 AMI LaunchThe URL to open up the console with a particular AMI selected looks like this: https://console.aws.amazon.com […]

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My EC2 Instance – The First 1000 Days

I launched my first “production” EC2 instance almost three years ago, on July 15, 2008. For my purposes, production includes hosting my personal blog and writing code for my AWS book, as well as a host for random development projects that I putter around with from time to time. I am happy to report that […]

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Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances Available on Spot Market

Today we are coupling two popular aspects of Amazon EC2: Cluster computing and Spot Instances! More and more of our customers are finding innovative ways to use EC2 Spot Instances to save up to two-thirds off the On-Demand price. Batch processing, media rendering and transcoding, grid computing, testing, web crawling, and Hadoop-based processing are just […]

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