AWS News Blog

AWS Week in Review – September 24, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 24 The good folks at Newvem published an article on Getting Started with AWS Direct Connect. Tuesday, September 25 NASDAQ OMX announced FinQloud, a cloud solution for the financial services industry. We introduced Provisioned IOPS for Amazon RDS. Wednesday, September 26 We announced that Amazon RDS now […]

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The AWS Report – Billy Cox of Intel

For today’s episode of The AWS Report, I spoke to Billy Cox, Director of Cloud Strategy for Intel. We discussed the genesis of cloud computing, some historical trends, and ways that Intel is optimizing their processors for cloud-style workloads. I really enjoyed speaking with Billy and I think you’ll be able to see this in […]

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Amazon RDS Now Supports SQL Server 2012

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) now supports SQL Server 2012.You can now launch the Express, Web, and Standard Editions of this powerful database from the comfort of the AWS Management Console. SQL Server 2008 R2 is still available, as are multiple versions and editions of MySQL and Oracle Database. If you are from the […]

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NASDAQ OMX FinQloud – A Cloud Solution for the Financial Services Industry

NASDAQ OMX‘s new FinQloud is a cloud solution designed to serve the needs of the regulated financial services industry. By building FinQloud on top of AWS, NASDAQ was able to create a protected environment for regulated data that meets very stringent security, reliability, and durability requirements. Financial services firms operate in a very complex global […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 17, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 17 We added four new checks to the AWS Trusted Advisor including EC2 Reserved Instance Optimization, VPN Tunnel Redundancy, RDS Backup, and RDS Multi-AZ. Tuesday, September 18 We introduced Auto Scaling termination policies to give you additonal control over the scale-down process. Friday, September 21 Developer Andy […]

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