AWS News Blog

The Amazon EC2 Spotathon

Stephen Elliott Talks About EC2 Spot Instances If you have used EC2 Spot Instances in a unique way, you need to enter the Amazon EC2 Spotathon. This is an open-ended coding challenge designed to allow you to show off what you have done (and are doing) with Spot Instances. We’re looking for entrants from a […]

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RDS & ElastiCache Updates – New Instance Types and Price Reductions

I’ve got good news for users of the Amazon Relational Database Service and ElastiCache. We’re reducing prices and adding more instance types. RDS Price ReductionWe’ve reduced prices on RDS Database Instances by 8% to 14% in the US East (Northern Virginia) and US West (Oregon) Regions. Here are sample prices for standard deployment (single Availability […]

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Deploy a SharePoint 2010 Server Farm on AWS Cloud in 6 Simple Steps (All Scripts and Templates Included)

One of the key differentiators of the AWS cloud is its flexibility. It allows you to not only choose the programming models, languages, operating systems but also deploy enterprise-grade packaged applications that have been already battle-tested by the industry. You can run the business applications that you already know how to use and developers and […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 29, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 29 The AWS Storage Gateway is now generally available, and it now supports gateway-cached volumes. Wednesday, October 31 We made some important changes to the AWS Global Start-Up Challenge. We released the Cloud TCO Cost Comparison Calculator for Web Applications. Thursday, November 1 […]

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DynamoDB Improvements – Consistent BatchGet & More

I’m happy to announce a number of improvements to Amazon DynamoDB – Consistent BatchGet, Simultaneous Control Plane Operations, and more flexible updating of provisioned throughput. Let’s take a look at each improvement. Consistent BatchGetDynamoDB’s BatchGet operation has been extended so that it now supports strongly consistent reads in addition to eventually consistent reads. Using the […]

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