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New AWS Quick Start Reference Deployment – Standardized Architecture for PCI DSS

If you build an application that processes credit card data, you need to conform to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). Adherence to the standard means that you need to meet control objectives for your network, protect cardholder data, implement strong access controls, and more. In order to help AWS customers to build […]

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New – Cross-Account Snapshot Sharing for Amazon Aurora

is a high-performance, MySQL-compatible database engine. Aurora combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effective of open source databases (see my post, Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon RDS, to learn more). Aurora shares some important attributes with the other database engines that are available […]

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Welcome to the Newest AWS Community Heroes (Spring 2016)

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest AWS Community Heroes: Ryan Kroonenburg Aleksandar Nenov Markus Ostertag Cliff Lu The Heroes share their knowledge and demonstrate their enthusiasm for AWS via social media, blog posts, user groups, and workshops. Let’s take a look at their bios to learn more. Ryan Kroonenburg Ryan […]

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New – AWS Application Discovery Service – Plan Your Cloud Migration

Back in the mid-1980’s, I was working on a system that was deployed on Wall Street. Due to a multitude of project constraints, I had to do most of my debugging on-site, spending countless hours in a data center high above Manhattan. The data center occupied an entire floor of the high-rise. Close to the […]

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New – Managed Platform Updates for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

simplifies the process of deploying and running web applications and web services. You simply upload your code and Elastic Beanstalk will take care of the details. This includes provisioning capacity, setting up load balancing and auto scaling, and arranging for application health monitoring. You can build Elastic Beanstalk applications using a variety of platforms and […]

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Amazon EBS Update – New Cold Storage and Throughput Options

The AWS team spends a lot of time looking in to ways to deliver innovation based around improvements in price/performance. Quite often, this means wrestling with interesting economic and technical dilemmas. For example, it turns out that there are some really interesting trade-offs between HDD and SSD storage. On the one hand, today’s SSD devices […]

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Amazon Kinesis Agent Update – New Data Preprocessing Features

My colleague Ray Zhu wrote the guest post below to introduce you to some new data preprocessing features for the Amazon Kinesis Agent. Amazon Kinesis Agent is a stand-alone Java software application that provides an easy and reliable way to send data to Amazon Kinesis Streams and Amazon Kinesis Firehose. The agent monitors a set […]

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New – Change Sets for AWS CloudFormation

lets you create, manage, and update a collection of AWS resources (a “stack”) in a controlled, predictable manner. Every day, customers use CloudFormation to perform hundreds of thousands of updates to the stacks that support their production workloads. They define an initial template and then revise it as their requirements change. This model, commonly known […]

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