AWS News Blog

The AWS Report – Michael Crandell of RightScale

For today’s episode of the AWS Report, I spoke to Michael Crandell, co-founder and CEO of RightScale. RightScale was founded shortly after Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2 were introduced, with the goal of taking advantage of pay-as-you-go infrastructure as service. In this four minute video, Michael describe’s RightScale’s role as Cloud Management Platform (CMP). He […]

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AWS Report – Patrick McBride of Xceedium

For today’s episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Patrick McBride of Xceedium to learn more about their Xsuite Cloud product. which runs on AWS (including the Virtual Private Cloud and the AWS GovCloud): Xceedium is a Platinum sponsor of AWS re:Invent and their products will be demo’ed in their booth. I’d like to […]

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The Amazon RDS Team is on Fire – Help Wanted!

The Amazon RDS team has been cranking out feature releases at an incredibly rapid pace. I’m working double secret overtime just to keep up with them. Here’s what they’ve released in the past month (Click on the image to learn more about RDS): 9/13: SQL Server VPC support 9/13: Oracle Data Pump support 9/25: Provisioned […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 8, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 8 Our friends at AWS Partner 8KMiles released a new presentation, Email Architecture using Amazon SES. Tuesday, October 9 We added two new checks to the AWS Trusted Advisor – S3 Bucket Policy and Idle Elastic Load Balancer. I posted another […]

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Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Bid Status

We want to make EC2 Spot Instances even easier to use. One way we are doing this is by making the bidding and processing more open and more transparent. You probably know that you can use Spot Instances to bid for unused capacity, allowing you to obtain compute capacity at a price that is based […]

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Amazon Linux AMI 2012.09 Now Available

Max Spevack of the Amazon EC2 team brings news of the latest Amazon Linux AMI. — Jeff; The Amazon Linux AMI 2012.09 is now available. After we removed the Public Beta tag from the Amazon Linux AMI last September, weve been on a six month release cycle focused on making sure that EC2 customers have […]

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Amazon RDS for MySQL – Promote Read Replica

As I described in my original blog post, you can easily create and manage read replicas using Amazon RDS for MySQL. From the AWS Management Console, you simply right-click on the database instance of interest and choose the Create Read Replica option: Adding one or more Read Replicas gives you the ability to handle an […]

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