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PC2 – The New Punched Card Cloud

At least once per decade (I’ve been at this evangelism thing for a long time), a potential customer will ask me1 if we have ever thought of building a cloud of mainframe computers. They recognize the benefits of cloud computing, but are reluctant to give up their Job Control Language, their decks of punched cards, […]

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DynamoDB – Price Reduction and New Reserved Capacity Model

We’re making Amazon DynamoDB an even better value today, with a price reduction and a new reserved capacity pricing model. Behind the scenes, we’ve worked hard to make this happen. We have fine-tuned our storage and our processing model, optimized our replication pipeline, and taken advantage of our scale to drive down our hardware costs. […]

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Three New Features for AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation gives you an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources. You define a template (or use one of ours) and hand it over to CloudFormation. It will take care of creating all of the necessary AWS resources (a stack), in the proper order. Today we are introducing three […]

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Three New AWS Reference Architectures for E-Commerce

We have updated the AWS Architecture Center with a trio of new reference architectures for e-commerce. Each reference architecture includes a detailed system overview, a detailed architectural diagram, and a list of the AWS services used in the architecture. Here’s what we have: Web FrontendThis is a reference architecture for the web frontend of an […]

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New Locations and Features for the Amazon Simple Workflow Service

The Amazon Simple Workflow Service is a workflow service that you can use to build scalable, resilient applications. You can automate business processes, manage complex cloud applications, or sequence some genes. Today we are making the Simple Workflow Service available in additional AWS Regions. We are also adding additional support for AWS Identity and Access […]

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2012 Year in Review: New AWS Technical Whitepapers, Articles and Videos Published – Give Us Your Feedback!

In addition to delivering great services and features to our customers, we are constantly working towards helping customers so that they can build highly-scalable, highly-available cost-effective cloud solutions using our services. We not only provide technical documentation for each service but also provide guidance on economics, cross-service architectures, reference implementations, best practices and details on […]

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The New EC2 High Storage Instance Family

In our continuing quest to ensure that Amazon EC2 is applicable to an incredibly broad array of use cases, we are launching a new instance family today. The High Storage Eight Extra Large (hs1.8xlarge) instances are a great fit for applications that require high storage depth and high sequential I/O performance. Each instance includes 117 […]

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The New AWS Data Pipeline

Data. Information. . Business Intelligence. It’s all the rage these days. Companies of all sizes are realizing that managing data is a lot more complicated and time consuming than in the past, despite the fact that the cost of the underlying storage continues to decline. Buried deep within this mountain of data is the “captive […]

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