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New – Burst Balance Metric for EC2’s General Purpose SSD (gp2) Volumes

Many AWS customers are getting great results with the General Purpose SSD (gp2) EBS volumes that we launched in mid-2014 (see New SSD-Backed Elastic Block Storage for more information).  If you’re unsure of which volume type to use for your workload, gp2 volumes are the best default choice because they offer balanced price/performance for a […]

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CodePipeline Update – Build Continuous Delivery Workflows for CloudFormation Stacks

When I begin to write about a new way for you to become more productive by using two AWS services together, I think about a 1980’s TV commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! The intersection of two useful services or two delicious flavors creates a new one that is even better. Today’s chocolate / peanut […]

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New – Sending Metrics for Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)

focuses on deliverability – getting email through to the intended recipients. In my launch blog post (Introducing the Amazon Simple Email Service), I noted that several factors influence delivery, including the level of trust that you have earned with multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and the number of complaints and bounces that you generate. Today […]

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New Amazon Linux Container Image for Cloud and On-Premises Workloads

The Amazon Linux AMI is designed to provide a stable, secure, high performance execution environment for applications running on EC2. With limited remote access (no root login and mandatory SSH key pairs) and a very small number of non-critical packages installed, the AMI has a very respectable security profile. Many of our customers have asked […]

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New – Product Support Connection for AWS Marketplace Customers

There are now over 2,700 software products listed in . Tens of thousands of AWS customers routinely find, buy, and start using offerings from more than 925 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Today we are giving you, as a consumer of software through , the ability to selectively share your contact information (name, title, phone number, […]

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New Utility – Opt-in to Longer Resource IDs Across All Regions

Early this year I announced that Longer EC2 Resource IDs are Now Available, and kicked off the start of a transition period that will last until early December 2016. During the transition period, you can opt in to the new resource format on a region-by-region, user-by-user basis. At the conclusion of the transition period, all […]

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New – AWS Server Migration Service

I love to use the historical photo at right to emphasize a situation that many of our customers face. They need to move their existing IT infrastructure to the without scheduling prolonged maintenance periods for data migration. Because many of these applications are mission-critical and are heavily data-driven, taking systems offline in order to move […]

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Run Windows Server 2016 on Amazon EC2

You can now run Windows Server 2016 on . This version of Windows Server is packed with new features including support for Docker and Windows containers.  We are making it available in all AWS regions today, in four distinct forms: Windows Server 2016 Datacenter with Desktop Experience – The mainstream version of Windows Server, designed […]

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In the Works – VMware Cloud on AWS

The long-standing trend toward on-premises virtualization has helped many enterprises to increase operational efficiency and to wring out as much value from their data center as possible. Along the way, they have built up a substantial repertoire of architectural skills and operational experience, but now find that they are struggling to match public cloud economics […]

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