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New – Encryption at Rest for DynamoDB

At 2017, Werner encouraged his audience to “Dance like nobody is watching, and to encrypt like everyone is:” The AWS team is always eager to add features that make it easier for you to protect your sensitive data and to help you to achieve your compliance objectives. For example, in 2017 we launched encryption at […]

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New AWS Developer Training in Collaboration with edX.org

I recently heard my manager (Ariel Kelman, VP of Marketing for AWS) talk about the important role that education plays in our work. In fact, he assigned it a significantly higher priority than traditional marketing activities that focus on leads or conversions. I’ve also heard our other leaders talk about their work to create highly […]

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The Floodgates Are Open – Increased Network Bandwidth for EC2 Instances

I hope that you have configured your AMIs and your current-generation EC2 instances to use the Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) that I told you about back in mid-2016. The ENA gives you high throughput and low latency, while minimizing the load on the host processor. It is designed to work well in the presence of […]

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New – Inter-Region VPC Peering

Updated (March 2018) — For updated AWS Regions this service is available in, please read this post. I’m still catching up with the last couple of launches! Today I would like to tell you about inter-region VPC peering. You have been able to create peering connections between Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) in the same AWS Region […]

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Recent EC2 Goodies – Launch Templates and Spread Placement

We launched some important new EC2 instance types and features at . I’ve already told you about the M5, H1, T2 Unlimited and Bare Metal instances, and about Spot features such as Hibernation and the New Pricing Model. Randall told you about the Amazon Time Sync Service. Today I would like to tell you about […]

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New AWS Auto Scaling – Unified Scaling For Your Cloud Applications

I’ve been talking about scalability for servers and other cloud resources for a very long time! Back in 2006, I wrote “This is the new world of scalable, on-demand web services. Pay for what you need and use, and not a byte more.” Shortly after we launched , we made it easy for you to […]

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Now Open – Third AWS Availability Zone in London

We expand AWS by picking a geographic area (which we call a Region) and then building multiple, isolated Availability Zones in that area. Each Availability Zone (AZ) has multiple Internet connections and power connections to multiple grids. Today I am happy to announce that we are opening our 50th AWS Availability Zone, with the addition […]

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AWS Direct Connect Update – Ten New Locations Added in Late 2017

Happy 2018! I am looking forward to getting back to my usual routine, working with our teams to learn about their upcoming launches and then writing blog posts to bring the news to you. Right now I am still catching up on a few launches and announcements from late 2017. First on the list for […]

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Amazon Linux 2 – Modern, Stable, and Enterprise-Friendly

I’m getting ready to wrap up my work for the year, cleaning up my inbox and catching up on a few recent AWS launches that happened at and shortly after . Last week we launched . This is modern version of Linux, designed to meet the security, stability, and productivity needs of enterprise environments while […]

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Now Open AWS EU (Paris) Region

Today we are launching our 18th AWS Region, our fourth in Europe. Located in the Paris area, AWS customers can use this Region to better serve customers in and around France. The Details The new Region provides a broad suite of AWS services including , , , , , , , , , , , […]

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