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New AWS Enterprise Accelerator – Standardized Architecture for NIST 800-53 on the AWS Cloud

In the early days of AWS, customers were happy to simply learn about the cloud and its benefits. As they started to learn more, the conversation shifted. It went from “what is the cloud” to “what kinds of security does the cloud offer” to “”how can I use the cloud” over the course of just […]

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EMR 4.3.0 – New & Updated Applications + Command Line Export

My colleague Jon Fritz wrote the blog post below to introduce you to some new features of . — Jeff; Today we are announcing Amazon EMR release 4.3.0, which adds support for Apache Hadoop 2.7.1, Apache Spark 1.6.0, Ganglia 3.7.2, and a new sandbox release for Presto (0.130). We have also enhanced our maximizeResourceAllocation setting […]

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New – AWS Certificate Manager – Deploy SSL/TLS-Based Apps on AWS

I am fascinated by things that are simple on the surface and complex underneath! For example, consider the popular padlock icon that is used to signify that traffic to and from a web site is encrypted: How does the browser know that it should display the green padlock? Well, that’s quite the story! It all […]

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New CloudWatch Events – Track and Respond to Changes to Your AWS Resources

When you pull the curtain back on an AWS-powered application, you’ll find that a lot is happening behind the scenes. EC2 instances are launched and terminated by Auto Scaling policies in response to changes in system load, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon SNS topics and Amazon SQS queues are created and deleted, and attributes of existing […]

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New – Slack Integration Blueprints for AWS Lambda

Does your operations team practice ChatOps? This brand-new term refers to the practice of conversation-driven operations using one or more “bots” that have the ability to insert notifications & status reports into the conversation and to respond to commands. The chat environment provides real-time communication, a coherent shared view, multi-user access from web and mobile […]

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New – Launch Amazon EMR Clusters in Private Subnets

My colleague Jon Fritz wrote the guest post below to introduce you to an important new feature for . — Jeff; Today we are announcing that Amazon EMR now supports launching clusters in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) private subnets, allowing you to quickly, cost-effectively, and securely create fully configured clusters with Hadoop ecosystem applications, […]

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