AWS News Blog

Two New Edge Locations for CloudFront and Route 53 – Taipei and Rio de Janeiro

I am happy to announce the launch of edge locations in Taipei, Taiwan and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53. This is our first edge location in Taiwan and our second edge location in Brazil (joining So Paulo). Global CoverageThese new locations will improve performance and availability for end users […]

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Hosting Minecraft Realms on AWS

Minecraft appears to be the gaming and visual building environment of choice for today’s youth! Pretty much everyone I know in the 8-18 age range admits to spending a lot of time in-world. The game’s outward simplicity hides an environment of considerable richness and complexity, with many interesting emergent properties. The game runs in single […]

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AWS Weeks in Review – December 23 & 30, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land over the last two weeks: Monday, December 23 The AWS Mobile Development Blog talked about Retrieving Media on Android with KitKat. Thursday, December 26 The AWS Ruby Development Blog talked about Using RSpec 3. Friday, December 27 The AWS Application Management Blog discussed Resource Condition […]

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Auto Scaling API Update

We have added a pair of new API functions to Auto Scaling and we have made another pair of existing functions more powerful. New FunctionsDescribeAccountLimits tells you the maximum number of Launch Configurations and Auto Scaling Groups set for your account. If you need more of either one, simply fill out the EC2 Instance Request […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 16, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 16 We announced that VM Import/Export Now Supports Linux. The AWS Mobile Development Blog showed how to Simplify Token Vending Machine Deployment with AWS CloudFormation. Tuesday, December 17 We announced that Amazon Kinesis is now available in Public Beta. We announced […]

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AWS Direct Connect – Access to Multiple US Regions

AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. Our customers use Direct Connect to reduce their network costs, increase throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. Connect NowEffective immediately, you can provision a single connection to any Direct Connect location in the […]

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AWS Trusted Advisor Update – Notification, New Dashboard, Another Check

The AWS Trusted Advisor monitors your AWS resources and provides you with advice for cost optimization, security, performance, and fault tolerance. The 31 checks performed by the Trusted Advisor will help you to monitor and improve your use of Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Elastic Block Store, Amazon S3, Auto Scaling, IAM, the Relational Database […]

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