AWS News Blog

Category: Launch

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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AWS Firewall Manager: Central Management for Your Web Application Portfolio

There’s often tension between distributed and centralized control, especially in larger organizations. While a distributed control model allows teams to move fast and to respond to specialized local needs, a central model can provide the right level of oversight for global initiatives and challenges that span all teams. We’ve seen this challenge arise first-hand when […]

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AWS Config Rules Update: Aggregate Compliance Data Across Accounts and Regions

As I have discussed in the past, sophisticated AWS customers invariably control multiple AWS accounts. Some of these are the results of acquisitions or a holdover from bottom-up, departmental adoption of cloud computing. Others create multiple accounts in order to isolate developers, projects, or departments from each other. We strongly endorse this as a best […]

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Amazon S3 Update: New Storage Class and General Availability of S3 Select

I’ve got two big pieces of news for anyone who stores and retrieves data in : New S3 One Zone-IA Storage Class – This new storage class is 20% less expensive than the existing Standard-IA storage class. It is designed to be used to store data that does not need the extra level of protection […]

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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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AWS Documentation is Now Open Source and on GitHub

Earlier this year we made the AWS SDK developer guides available as GitHub repos (all found within the awsdocs organization) and invited interested parties to contribute changes and improvements in the form of pull requests. Today we are adding over 138 additional developer and user guides to the organization, and we are looking forward to […]

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Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and Spot Instances – Save up to 90% On Game Server Hosting

is a scalable, cloud-based runtime environment for session-based multiplayer games. You simply upload a build of your game, tell which type of EC2 instances you’d like to host it on, and sit back while takes care of setting up sessions and maintaining a suitably-sized fleet of EC2 instances. This automatic scaling allows you to accommodate […]

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