AWS News Blog

Amazon RDS – MySQL Major Version Upgrade

The Amazon RDS team has been rolling out features at a very rapid pace! Today we are giving you the ability to upgrade existing RDS database instances from MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.5 using our new Major Version Upgrade feature. MySQL 5.5 includes several features and performance benefits over MySQL that may be of interest […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 10, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 10 We announced an Amazon RDS Price Reduction for On-Demand and Reserved Instances. The AWS Security Blog published part two of a series on Securing Access to AWS Using MFA. Tuesday, June 11 We added Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to […]

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AWS FedRAMP ATO: Difficult to Achieve, Easily Misunderstood, Valuable to All AWS Customers

Compliance with FedRAMP is a complex process with a high bar for a providers security practices. Because few providers have secured an Authority To Operate (ATO) under FedRAMP, and FedRAMP in general is very new, the topic often leaves many confused. So, we wanted to build upon our press release, security blog post, and AWS blog post […]

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EBS Snapshot Copy Performance Improvement

The EBS Snapshot Copy feature gives you the power to copy EBS snapshots across AWS Regions. Effective today, we have made the snapshot copy even faster than before with support for incremental copies between Regions. It is now practical to copy snapshots to other regions more frequently, making it easier for you to develop applications […]

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