AWS News Blog

Store and Process Large Sequential Data Sets with EC2 Cluster Instances

To date, we haven’t been very vocal about the performance that is possible when you combine the EC2 Cluster Instances and EBS. I’d like to change that today! The EC2 Cluster Instance types (CC2, CR1, CG1, HI1, and HS1) support high-performance (10 gigabit) networking between instances and Elastic Block Storage volumes (EBS). Instances of this […]

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Major Update to the Elastic MapReduce Console

Amazon ElasticMapReduce gives you the power to quickly and easily process vast amounts of data. You can launch Hadoop clusters that span hundreds or even thousands of nodes. We have launched a major upgrade to the Elastic MapReduce Console to improve usability and to give you access to a multitude of new features. Here’s a […]

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Create a Virtual Tape Library Using the AWS Storage Gateway

The AWS Storage Gateway connects an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage to integrate your on-premises IT environment with the AWS storage infrastructure. Once installed and configured, each Gateway presents itself as one or more iSCSI storage volumes. Each volume can be configured to be Gateway-Cached (primary data stored in Amazon S3 and cached in […]

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AWS re:Invent Hackathon 2013

We have organized a unique Hackathon for re:Invent 2013. The event will run from 9:00 AM to Midnight on November 12th in Ballroom A of the Venetian conference center in Las Vegas. Hack AwayParticipants will assemble into teams and compete to solve a challenge faced by one of four non-profit organizations that have agreed to […]

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AWS CloudHSM Update

I’d like to give you a quick update on AWS CloudHSM. First, the “HSM” is short for Hardware Security Module. As I noted in my earlier blog post: An HSM is a piece of hardware — a dedicated appliance that provides secure key storage and a set of cryptographic operations within a tamper-resistant enclosure. You […]

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Prices Reduced for EC2’s M3 Instances

I am happy to announce that we are reducing the On-Demand and Reserved Instance prices for Amazon EC2’s M3 (Second Generation Standard) instances, effective November 1. We are lowering the On-Demand prices of M3 instances by 10%. Regardless of which region you are running M3 instances in, these price reductions will automatically be reflected in […]

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The AWS Report – Peng Zhao of MadeiraCloud

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Peng Zhao, CTO of MadeiraCloud, to learn more about their WYSIWYG design tool for AWS. We spoke about how and why they built it, and what their customers are using it for. We also spoke about the state of the cloud computing market in […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 28, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 28 I published a new AWS Report video featuring Chris Langway of Optaros. The AWS Application Management Blog discussed CloudFormation and the New AWS CLI. The AWS .Net Development Blog talked about Getting Your EC2 Windows Password. Tuesday, October 29 We […]

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