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New T2.Large Instances

We launched the T2 instances last summer (see my post, New Low Cost EC2 Instances with Burstable Performance for more information). These instances give you a generous amount of baseline capacity and the ability to automatically and transparently scale up to full-core processing power on an as-needed basis. The bursting model is based on “CPU […]

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New – Apache Spark on Amazon EMR

My colleague Jon Fritz wrote the guest post below to introduce a powerful new feature for Amazon EMR. We updated it on May 16, 2017 in order to describe some new console features and to account for the availability of Spark 2.0. — Jeff; I’m happy to announce that Amazon EMR now supports Apache Spark. […]

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The New M4 Instance Type (Bonus: Price Reduction on M3 & C4)

We launched Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) with a single instance type (m1.small) way back in 2006! Since then, we have added many new types in response to customer demand, enabled by improvements in memory and processor technology (see my recent post, EC2 Instance History, for a look back in time). Today we are adding […]

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Announcing the AWS Pop-up Loft in New York

We opened up the first AWS Pop-up Loft last year. By virtue of its location (Market Street in San Francisco) it is accessible to entrepreneurs, students, and others interested in learning more about AWS. Our customers have also used it for co-working and for meetings. Personally, I like to use the AWS Loft in San […]

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New – VPC Endpoint for Amazon S3

I would like to tell you about a new AWS feature that will allow you to make even better use of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). As you probably know, S3 provides you with secure, durable, and highly scalable object storage. You can use the Virtual Private Cloud to […]

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