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Category: Compute

Get Started with Blockchain Using the new AWS Blockchain Templates

Update: The content in the blog post below is no longer up to date. For more information please see our documentation. Many of today’s discussions around blockchain technology remind me of the classic Shimmer Floor Wax skit. According to Dan Aykroyd, Shimmer is a dessert topping. Gilda Radner claims that it is a floor wax, […]

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New – Encryption of Data in Transit for Amazon EFS

was designed to be the file system of choice for cloud-native applications that require shared access to file-based storage. We launched EFS in mid-2016 and have added several important features since then including on-premises access via Direct Connect and encryption of data at rest. We have also made EFS available in additional AWS Regions, most […]

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EFS File Sync – Faster File Transfer To Amazon EFS File Systems

Update (January, 2019) The EFS File Sync feature described in this post has evolved into an independent service, AWS DataSync, which works with both Amazon EFS and Amazon S3. DataSync has a dedicated management console and service API, and is integrated with Amazon CloudWatch, to provide CloudWatch Metrics on the number of files and amount […]

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The Floodgates Are Open – Increased Network Bandwidth for EC2 Instances

I hope that you have configured your AMIs and your current-generation EC2 instances to use the Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) that I told you about back in mid-2016. The ENA gives you high throughput and low latency, while minimizing the load on the host processor. It is designed to work well in the presence of […]

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