AWS News Blog

Category: Launch*

Help Wanted – Manager and Senior Developers for new AWS Media Product

We are staffing up a brand-new AWS team to take advantage of some really interesting opportunities in the digital media space. This team is being launched from an existing product. This particular product has seen exponential growth in the size of its user base on an annualized (run rate) basis, along with 30x revenue growth […]

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New Features for Amazon SNS – Delivery Policies and Message Formatting

We have added two new features to Amazon SNS to give you additional control over the content and delivery of your messages. As a brief reminder, SNS allows you to create named Topics, subscribe to Topics (with delivery via email, HTTP / HTTPS, an SMS message, or to an SQS queue), and to publish messages […]

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New – Elastic Network Interfaces in the Virtual Private Cloud

If you look closely at the services and facilities provided by AWS, you’ll see that we’ve chosen to factor architectural components that were once considered elemental (e.g. a server) into multiple discrete parts that you can instantiate and control individually. For example, you can create an EC2 instance and then attach EBS volumes to it […]

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New AWS Console Feature – Improved Access to CloudWatch Alarms

We’ve added some features to the AWS Management Console to make it easier for you to create, view, and manage your Amazon CloudWatch Alarms. Here’s a visual overview. Creating AlarmsYou can now create a new CloudWatch alarm from the Monitoring tab of the selected EC2 instance or EBS volume using the Create Alarm button: Let’s […]

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Three More CloudFront / Route 53 Edge Locations – New York, Indiana, San Jose

We have added three more Amazon CloudFront / Route 53 edge locations, bringing the total number of global locations to 24. The new locations are in New York, Indiana, and San Jose, California. The AWS Global Infrastructure map includes a complete list. I sat down with some members of the CloudFront team to learn more […]

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New – AWS Elastic Load Balancing Inside of a Virtual Private Cloud

The popular AWS Elastic Load Balancing Feature is now available within the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Features such as SSL termination, health checks, sticky sessions and CloudWatch monitoring can be configured from the AWS Management Console, the command line, or through the Elastic Load Balancing APIs. When you provision an Elastic Load Balancer for your […]

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New – AWS Virtual (Software) Multi-Factor Authentication – RFC 6238 Support

As you might already know, you can enable AWS Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA for short) for your AWS account and your Identity and Access Management (IAM) users to provide an additional level of security. Once you have enabled MFA for an account or IAM user, you need to enter an authentication code in addition to your […]

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