AWS News Blog

AWS Week in Review – December 31, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Tuesday, January 1 We posted page full of additional resources for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). Wednesday, January 2 We launched the ElastiCache Auto Discovery client for PHP. Friday, January 4 We announced AWS Management Console improvements, including tablet and mobile support. […]

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Announcing the Semi-Finalists of the 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge

We received close to 2,500 applications for the 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge! Applications arrived from every state in the US and from 84 other countries including Iceland, Ghana, Bahrain, Nepal, Cambodia, and Malawi. Our suite of judges have chosen the following 24 semi-finalists: Big Data & High Performance Computing Automated Insights (USA) Demyst Data (Hong […]

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AWS Weeks in Review – December 17 & 24, 2012

Due to the holidays, today’s report covers the past two weeks! Monday,  December 17 You can now copy an EBS Snapshot between AWS Regions. Tuesday, December 18 We added an Analytics Dashboard and real-time comparison of rank expressions to Amazon CloudSearch. We added environment resource support and an updated PHP runtime to Elastic Beanstalk. Thursday, […]

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Root Domain Website Hosting for Amazon S3

As you may already know,  you can host your static website on Amazon S3, giving you the ability to sustain any conceivable level of traffic, at a very modest cost, without the need to set up, monitor, scale, or manage any web servers. With static hosting, you pay only for the storage and bandwidth that […]

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Even More Features for AWS GovCloud (US)

What’s GovCloud? AWS GovCloud (US) is a gated community cloud designed to support the compliance needs of customer workloads with direct or indirect ties to U.S. Government functions, services, or regulations. The AWS GovCloud (US) framework adheres to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements. Hot on the heels of my last GovCloud post, […]

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The New EC2 High Storage Instance Family

In our continuing quest to ensure that Amazon EC2 is applicable to an incredibly broad array of use cases, we are launching a new instance family today. The High Storage Eight Extra Large (hs1.8xlarge) instances are a great fit for applications that require high storage depth and high sequential I/O performance. Each instance includes 117 […]

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