AWS News Blog

Category: Launch

New Whitepaper: Amazon’s Corporate IT Deploys Corporate Intranet Running SharePoint 2010 on AWS

Within Amazon, we often use the phrase “drinking our own champagne” to describe our practice of using our own products and services to prove them out under actual working conditions. We build products that we can use ourselves. We believe in them. Amazon’s Corporate IT recently wrapped up an important project and they have just […]

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Amazon RDS Updates – Oracle Improvements and a New Minor Version

We’ve made two important updates to Amazon RDS for Oracle Database: A new minor version (containing some critical security fixes) is now available. Additional access privileges are now available (via the new minor version) to applications. New Minor VersionOracle Database version 11.2.0.2.v3 is now available. Oracle recommends an immediate upgrade to this version due to […]

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New – AWS GovCloud (US) Region – ITAR Compliant

A New RegionOur new AWS GovCloud (US) Region was designed to meet the unique regulatory requirements of the United States Government. The US federal government, state and local governments, and the contractors who support their mission now have access to secure, flexible, and cost-effective AWS services running in an environment that complies with US Government […]

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New AWS Enterprise Features: VPC Everywhere, Direct Connect, Identity Federation

I often see blog posts that start by saying “with the announcement of ____, it is clear that AWS is now targeting the enterprise.” These posts mention recent developments such as Reserved Instances, Dedicated Instances, VM Import, support for Oracle Database 11g, and the improvements to the EC2 networking model. Today we are adding three […]

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Updated AWS Security White Paper; New Risk and Compliance White Paper

We have updated the AWS Security White Paper and we’ve created a new Risk and Compliance White Paper.  Both are available now. The AWS Security White Paper describes our physical and operational security principles and practices. It includes a description of the shared responsibility model, a summary of our control environment, a review of secure […]

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