AWS News Blog

Remembering AWS Evangelist Mike Culver

Earlier today, after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer that lasted nearly two years, my friend and colleague Mike Culver passed away leaving his wife and adult children behind. Mike was well known within the AWS community. He joined my team in the spring of 2006 and went to work right away. Using his business […]

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New Training to Help You Prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam

My colleague Janna Pellegrino sent me a guest post to introduce some new materials to help you to prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam! — Jeff; Are you planning to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam?  We now have a new half-day workshop to help you prepare.  Designed to complement […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 12, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 12 We released version 0.0.18 of cfncluster; see the CHANGELOG for more information and be sure to read the new cfncluster documentation. Lambdaws cloudifies any JavaScript function for use with . a post on the discussed DynamoDB Provisioning – Simple, Flexible, […]

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New – Auto Recovery for Amazon EC2

An important rule when building a highly available and highly reliable system is to design for failure. In other words, your design model should assume that, as Amazon CTO Werner Vogels has said, “everything fails all the time.” Fortunately, modern data centers, networks, and servers are highly reliable, and failures are the exception rather than […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 5, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 5 We announced that you can now Import AWS Data Pipeline Definitions in the AWS Management Console. We announced the availability of EC2 Spot Instance Termination Notices. We made an AWS GovCloud (US) Update – Glacier, VM Import, CloudTrail, and More. […]

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Now Available – New C4 Instances

Late last year ago I told you about the New Compute-Optimized EC2 Instances and asked you to stay tuned for additional pricing and technical information. I am happy to announce that we are launching these instances today in seven AWS Regions! The New C4 Instance Type The new C4 instances are based on the Intel […]

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Data Encryption Made Easier – New Encryption Options for Amazon RDS

Encryption of stored data (often referred to as “data at rest”) is an important part of any data protection plan. Today we are making it easier for you to encrypt data at rest in database instances running MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle Database. Before today’s release you had the following options for encryption of data at […]

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