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AWS OpsWorks With Amazon RDS

AWS OpsWorks is an application management service. You define your application as a set of layers within a stack. Each stack provides information about the packages to be installed and configured, and can also provision any necessary AWS resources, as defined within a particular OpsWorks Layer. OpsWorks also scales your application as needed, driven by […]

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AWS May Webinars – Focus on Security

We have received a lot of great feedback on the partner webinars that we held in April. In conjunction with our partners, we will be holding two more webinars this month. The webinars are free, but space is limited and preregistration is advisable. In May we are turning our focus to the all-important topic of […]

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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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AWS OpsWorks Now Supports Chef 11.10

AWS OpsWorks gives you the power to model and manage your entire application, from load balancers to databases. You can customize the Amazon EC2 instances in the OpsWorks layers which comprise your application stack using any desired combination of the built-in OpsWorks templates and custom Chef recipes. The recipes can install software packages and can […]

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Route 53 and CloudTrail Checks for the AWS Trusted Advisor

The AWS Trusted Advisor monitors your AWS resources and provides you with advice for cost optimization, security, performance, and fault tolerance. Today we are adding five additional checks that will be of benefit to users of Amazon Route 53 (Domain Name Services) and AWS CloudTrail (recording and logging of AWS API calls). With today’s launch, […]

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AWS Trusted Advisor Update – CloudFront Content Delivery Optimization

Step by step, the AWS Trusted Advisor keeps getting better and better. As you might already know, the Trusted Advisor inspects your AWS environment and makes recommendations that can save you money, increase system performance and reliability, and improve your security profile. Today we are introducing a new check (number 32 if you are keeping […]

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Updated AWS Billing Console

We updated the AWS Billing Console in late 2013. The new version makes it easier for you to see how much you are spending on AWS (in total and by service). It also includes a simplified interface for management of billing preferences and payment methods, a payment history page, and a simple checkout process for […]

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AWS Trusted Advisor Update – Notification, New Dashboard, Another Check

The AWS Trusted Advisor monitors your AWS resources and provides you with advice for cost optimization, security, performance, and fault tolerance. The 31 checks performed by the Trusted Advisor will help you to monitor and improve your use of Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Elastic Block Store, Amazon S3, Auto Scaling, IAM, the Relational Database […]

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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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