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Amazon S3 Update: New Storage Class and General Availability of S3 Select

I’ve got two big pieces of news for anyone who stores and retrieves data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3): New S3 One Zone-IA Storage Class – This new storage class is 20% less expensive than the existing Standard-IA storage class. It is designed to be used to store data that does not need the […]

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EFS File Sync – Faster File Transfer To Amazon EFS File Systems

Update (January, 2019) The EFS File Sync feature described in this post has evolved into an independent service, AWS DataSync, which works with both Amazon EFS and Amazon S3. DataSync has a dedicated management console and service API, and is integrated with Amazon CloudWatch, to provide CloudWatch Metrics on the number of files and amount […]

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Our Newest AWS Community Heroes (Spring 2018 Edition)

The AWS Community Heroes program helps shine a spotlight on some of the innovative work being done by rockstar AWS developers around the globe. Marrying cloud expertise with a passion for community building and education, these Heroes share their time and knowledge across social media and in-person events. Heroes also actively help drive content at Meetups, workshops, and conferences. […]

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AWS Documentation is Now Open Source and on GitHub

Earlier this year we made the AWS SDK developer guides available as GitHub repos (all found within the awsdocs organization) and invited interested parties to contribute changes and improvements in the form of pull requests. Today we are adding over 138 additional developer and user guides to the organization, and we are looking forward to […]

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Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and Spot Instances – Save up to 90% On Game Server Hosting

Amazon GameLift is a scalable, cloud-based runtime environment for session-based multiplayer games. You simply upload a build of your game, tell Amazon GameLift which type of EC2 instances you’d like to host it on, and sit back while Amazon GameLift takes care of setting up sessions and maintaining a suitably-sized fleet of EC2 instances. This […]

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