AWS News Blog

Category: Launch

New – AWS Server Migration Service

I love to use the historical photo at right to emphasize a situation that many of our customers face. They need to move their existing IT infrastructure to the without scheduling prolonged maintenance periods for data migration. Because many of these applications are mission-critical and are heavily data-driven, taking systems offline in order to move […]

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Run Windows Server 2016 on Amazon EC2

You can now run Windows Server 2016 on . This version of Windows Server is packed with new features including support for Docker and Windows containers.  We are making it available in all AWS regions today, in four distinct forms: Windows Server 2016 Datacenter with Desktop Experience – The mainstream version of Windows Server, designed […]

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X1 Instance Update – X1.16xlarge + More Regions

Earlier this year we made the x1.32xlarge instance available. With nearly 2 TiB of memory, this instance type is a great fit for memory-intensive big data, caching, and analytics workloads. Our customers are running the SAP HANA in-memory database, large-scale Apache Spark and Hadoop jobs, and many types of high performance computing (HPC) workloads. Today […]

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Snowball HDFS Import

If you are running MapReduce jobs on premises and storing data in HDFS (the Hadoop Distributed File System), you can now copy that data directly from HDFS to an without using an intermediary staging file. Because HDFS is often used for Big Data workloads, this can greatly simplify the process of importing large amounts of […]

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Coming in 2017 – New AWS Region in France

As cloud computing becomes the new normal for organizations all over the world and as our customer base becomes larger and more diverse, we will continue to build and launch additional AWS Regions. Bonjour la France I am happy to announce that we will be opening an AWS Region in Paris, France in 2017. The […]

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