AWS News Blog

Category: Launch*

New – Per-Second Billing for EC2 Instances and EBS Volumes

Back in the old days, you needed to buy or lease a server if you needed access to compute power. When we launched EC2 back in 2006, the ability to use an instance for an hour, and to pay only for that hour, was big news. The pay-as-you-go model inspired our customers to think about […]

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New Network Load Balancer – Effortless Scaling to Millions of Requests per Second

(ELB) has been an important part of AWS since 2009, when it was launched as part of a three-pack that also included and . Since that time we have added many features, and also introduced the Application Load Balancer. Designed to support application-level, content-based routing to applications that run in containers, Application Load Balancers pair […]

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New – Application Load Balancing via IP Address to AWS & On-Premises Resources

I told you about the new AWS Application Load Balancer last year and showed you how to use it to do implement Layer 7 (application) routing to EC2 instances and to microservices running in containers. Some of our customers are building hybrid applications as part of a longer-term move to AWS. These customers have told […]

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New – Descriptions for Security Group Rules

I’m often impressed when I look back to the early days of EC2 and see just how many features from the launch have survived until today. AMIs, Availability Zones, KeyPairs, Security Groups, and Security Group Rules were all present at the beginning, as was pay-as-you-go usage. Even though we have made innumerable additions to the […]

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New – Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs for Windows

Today we’re excited to announce the general availability of Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs for Windows. An Elastic GPU is a GPU resource that you can attach to your instance to accelerate the graphics performance of your applications. Elastic GPUs come in medium (1GB), large (2GB), xlarge (4GB), and 2xlarge (8GB) sizes and are lower cost […]

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Launch – Amazon Cognito User Pools General Availability: App Integration and Federation

Recently I was reading articles on Forbes.com, as well as, some other tech-focused websites around mobile user experience, engagement, and development. Almost every article, it mentions that the success of a mobile app development project is dependent upon the delivery of a well-designed user onboarding experience and an engaging mobile interface. An Inc.com article states […]

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New – SES Dedicated IP Pools

Today we released Dedicated IP Pools for . With dedicated IP pools, you can specify which dedicated IP addresses to use for sending different types of email. Dedicated IP pools let you use your SES for different tasks. For instance, you can send transactional emails from one set of IPs and you can send marketing […]

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New – VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB

Starting today (VPC) Endpoints for are available in all public AWS regions. You can provision an endpoint right away using the or the . There are no additional costs for a VPC Endpoint for DynamoDB. Many AWS customers run their applications within a (VPC) for security or isolation reasons. Previously, if you wanted your EC2 […]

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AWS Summit New York – Summary of Announcements

Whew – what a week! Tara, Randall, Ana, and I have been working around the clock to create blog posts for the announcements that we made at the AWS Summit in New York. Here’s a summary to help you to get started: Amazon Macie – This new service helps you to discover, classify, and secure […]

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Launch – Hello Amazon Macie: Automatically Discover, Classify, and Secure Content at Scale

When Jeff and I heard about this service, we both were curious on the meaning of the name Macie. Of course, Jeff being a great researcher looked up the name Macie and found that the name Macie has two meanings. It has both French and English (UK) based origin, it is typically a girl name, […]

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