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Trusted Advisor Update – New Checks and New CloudTrail Regions

AWS Trusted Advisor provides you with advice and guidance to help you to use AWS safely, securely, and economically. Today we are making the Trusted Advisor even more useful, with support for additional service limit checks and for CloudTrail in additional Regions. Service Limit Checks Many AWS services are configured with per-account “soft” limits on […]

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The New AWS TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) Calculator

Our customers often find multiple benefits from moving to the cloud, including agility, cost savings, and flexibility. Whether you run on AWS or own and operate your own infrastructure, there are many contributors to the overall cost. Weighing the financial considerations of owning and operating a data center (or renting a colocation facility) versus using […]

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New Features for Amazon AppStream – YUV444 Color and Logging

You can use AppStream to build complex applications that run from simple devices, unconstrained by the compute power, storage, or graphical rendering capabilities of the device. Your application can take advantage of the new and powerful g2 instance type, including high-performance GPU-powered rendering of 2D and 3D graphics. To learn more about AppStream, see my […]

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New Professional Level Certification Exam Available for AWS Solutions Architects

We launched the AWS Global Certification Program in April of 2013. Targeted at Solutions Architects, SysOps Administrators, and Developers, this program allows you, as an individual, to certify your skills and technical knowledge in the planning, deployment, and management of systems that use AWS. Once you complete the certification requirements, you will receive an AWS […]

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AWS CloudTrail Update – Seven New Services & Support From CloudCheckr

AWS CloudTrail records the API calls made in your AWS account and publishes the resulting log files to an Amazon S3 bucket in JSON format, with optional notification to an Amazon SNS topic each time a file is published. Our customers use the log files generated CloudTrail in many different ways. Popular use cases include […]

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New CloudWatch Metrics for Amazon Simple Workflow

The Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF for short) coordinates tasks and manages state for cloud-based applications. You can focus on your business logic and on your application instead of building complex glue code and implementing your own state machines. Among many other use cases, our customers are using SWF to manage complex video encoding pipelines, […]

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Welcome to the new AWS Blog!

You are now reading the newest version of the AWS Blog! After hosting the blog externally for nearly ten years, we decided to “drink our own champagne” (as we often say at Amazon) and move to an AWS-powered environment. I am happy to be able to report that this blog is generated on Amazon EC2 […]

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