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New – AWS Step Functions Express Workflows: High Performance & Low Cost

We launched AWS Step Functions at re:Invent 2016, and our customers took to the service right away, using them as a core element of their multi-step workflows. Today, we see customers building serverless workflows that orchestrate machine learning training, report generation, order processing, IT automation, and many other multi-step processes. These workflows can run for […]

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New – Provisioned Concurrency for Lambda Functions

It’s really true that time flies, especially when you don’t have to think about servers: AWS Lambda just turned 5 years old and the team is always looking for new ways to help customers build and run applications in an easier way. As more mission critical applications move to serverless, customers need more control over the performance […]

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New – EBS Direct APIs – Programmatic Access to EBS Snapshot Content

EBS Snapshots are really cool! You can create them interactively from the AWS Management Console: You can create them from the Command Line (create-snapshot) or by making a call to the CreateSnapshot function, and you can use the Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) to set up automated snapshot management. All About Snapshots The snapshots are stored […]

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AWS Transit Gateway Adds Multicast and Inter-Regional Peering

AWS Transit Gateway is a service that enables customers to connect thousands of Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and their on-premises networks using a single gateway. Customers have been enjoying the reduction in operational costs and the overall simplicity that this service brings. Still, today things got even better, with the release of two new […]

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AWS Compute Optimizer – Your Customized Resource Optimization Service

When I publicly speak about Amazon EC2 instance type, one frequently asked question I receive is “How can I be sure I chose the right instance type for my application?” Choosing the correct instance type is between art and science. It usually involves knowing your application performance characteristics under normal circumstances (the baseline) and the […]

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New for AWS Transit Gateway – Build Global Networks and Centralize Monitoring Using Network Manager

As your company grows and gets the benefits of a cloud-based infrastructure, your on-premises sites like offices and stores increasingly need high performance private connectivity to AWS and to other sites at a reasonable cost. Growing your network is hard, because traditional branch networks based on leased lines are costly, and they suffer from the same lack […]

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New – VPC Ingress Routing – Simplifying Integration of Third-Party Appliances

When I was delivering the Architecting on AWS class, customers often asked me how to configure an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud to enforce the same network security policies in the cloud as they have on-premises. For example, to scan all ingress traffic with an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) appliance or to use the same firewall […]

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Amazon EC2 Update – Inf1 Instances with AWS Inferentia Chips for High Performance Cost-Effective Inferencing

Our customers are taking to Machine Learning in a big way. They are running many different types of workloads, including object detection, speech recognition, natural language processing, personalization, and fraud detection. When running on large-scale production workloads, it is essential that they can perform inferencing as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible. According to what […]

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