AWS News Blog

Category: Launch*

New High I/O EC2 Instance Type – hi1.4xlarge – 2 TB of SSD-Backed Storage

The Plot So FarAs the applications that you build with AWS grow in scale, scope, and complexity, you haven’t been shy about asking us for more locations, more features, more storage, or more speed. Modern web and mobile applications are often highly I/O dependent. They need to store and retrieve lots of data in order […]

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New From Netflix – Asgard for Cloud Management and Deployment

Our friends at Netflix have embraced AWS whole-heartedly. They have shared much of what they have learned about how they use AWS to build, deploy, and host their applications. You can read the Netflix Tech Blog benefit from what they have learned. Earlier this week they released Asgard, a web-based cloud management and deployment tool, […]

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Learn All About the Amazon Simple Workflow Service – Two New Videos

The Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) is used to power highly scalable distributed systems at NASA (case study), Sage Bionetworks (case study), and a number of our other customers. In order to help you to better understand SWF, Balan Subramanian, SWF Product Manager, hosted an hour-long webinar: Maxim Fateev, AWS Principal Engineer, spent another hour […]

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EC2 Spot Instance Updates – Auto Scaling and CloudFormation Integration, New Sample App

I have three exciting news items for Amazon EC2 users: You can now use Auto Scaling to place bids on the EC2 Spot Market on your behalf. Similarly, you can now place Spot Market bids from within an AWS CloudFormation template. We have a new article to show you how to track Spot instance activity […]

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DynamoDB Scales Out to Three New Locations

Effectively immediately, Amazon DynamoDB is available in three additional AWS Regions. Here’s the complete list: US East (Northern Virginia) EU (Ireland) Asia Pacific (Tokyo) US West (Northern California) – New US West (Oregon) – New Asia Pacific (Singapore) – New You can find the complete list of HTTP and HTTPS service endpoints here. For more […]

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