AWS News Blog

AWS Week in Review – November 18, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 18 I published an AWS re:Invent 2013 Video Recap. Tuesday, November 19 The AWS Windows and .Net Development Blog discussed the Three Different APIs for Amazon S3. The AWS Security Blog talked about IAM Policies, Bucket Policies, and ACLs. Wednesday, November […]

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AWS re:Invent 2013 Video re:Cap

If you were not able to make the trip to Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent, you missed an action-packed week. Lee Zen and I spent a lot of time recording videos to capture the excitement. Here are the videos, along with some links to additional information. Watch the following videos (11 minutes of content altogether) […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 11, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 11 I published a new AWS Report video featuring Joe Vaccaro of Citrix. We announced a Bunch of New Features for Amazon Redshift. We announced that AWS Identity and Access Management can now use SAML. We announced AWS Marketplace Integration for […]

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A New Generation of EC2 Instances for Compute-Intensive Workloads

Many AWS customers run CPU-bound, compute-intensive workloads on Amazon EC2, often using parallel processing frameworks such as Hadoop to distribute work and collect results. This includes batch data processing, analytics, high-performance scientific computing, 3D rendering, engineering, and simulation. To date these needs have been met by the existing members of our compute-optimized instance families — […]

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Coming Soon – The I2 Instance Type – High I/O Performance Via SSD

Earlier today, Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels announced the upcoming I2 instance type from the main stage of AWS re:Invent! The I2 instances are optimized for high performance random I/O. They are a great fit for transactional systems and NoSQL databases like Cassandra and MongoDB. The instances use 2.5 GHz intel Xeon E5-2670v2 processors with Turbo […]

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