AWS News Blog

Category: Launch*

New – Usage-Based Pricing for Amazon Chime

I am a regular and frequent user of , as are most of my colleagues. In addition to dozens of ongoing point-to-point sessions with individual colleagues, I participate in one chat room for the AWS Blog team and another for the AWS Evangelists. I attend several meetings per day, and use Amazon Chime’s conferencing feature […]

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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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Now Available – AWS Serverless Application Repository

Last year I suggested that you Get Ready for the AWS Serverless Application Repository and gave you a sneak peek. The Repository is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to discover, configure, and deploy applications and components on AWS. It is also an ideal venue for AWS partners, enterprise customers, and […]

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Amazon Relational Database Service – Looking Back at 2017

The Amazon RDS team launched nearly 80 features in 2017. Some of them were covered in this blog, others on the , and the rest in What’s New or Forum posts. To wrap up my week, I thought it would be worthwhile to give you an organized recap. So here we go! Certification & Security […]

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New – Encryption at Rest for DynamoDB

At 2017, Werner encouraged his audience to “Dance like nobody is watching, and to encrypt like everyone is:” The AWS team is always eager to add features that make it easier for you to protect your sensitive data and to help you to achieve your compliance objectives. For example, in 2017 we launched encryption at […]

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New AWS Developer Training in Collaboration with edX.org

I recently heard my manager (Ariel Kelman, VP of Marketing for AWS) talk about the important role that education plays in our work. In fact, he assigned it a significantly higher priority than traditional marketing activities that focus on leads or conversions. I’ve also heard our other leaders talk about their work to create highly […]

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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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New – Inter-Region VPC Peering

Updated (March 2018) — For updated AWS Regions this service is available in, please read this post. I’m still catching up with the last couple of launches! Today I would like to tell you about inter-region VPC peering. You have been able to create peering connections between Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) in the same AWS Region […]

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Recent EC2 Goodies – Launch Templates and Spread Placement

We launched some important new EC2 instance types and features at . I’ve already told you about the M5, H1, T2 Unlimited and Bare Metal instances, and about Spot features such as Hibernation and the New Pricing Model. Randall told you about the Amazon Time Sync Service. Today I would like to tell you about […]

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New AWS Auto Scaling – Unified Scaling For Your Cloud Applications

I’ve been talking about scalability for servers and other cloud resources for a very long time! Back in 2006, I wrote “This is the new world of scalable, on-demand web services. Pay for what you need and use, and not a byte more.” Shortly after we launched , we made it easy for you to […]

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