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Learn All About the Amazon Simple Workflow Service – Two New Videos

The Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) is used to power highly scalable distributed systems at NASA (case study), Sage Bionetworks (case study), and a number of our other customers. In order to help you to better understand SWF, Balan Subramanian, SWF Product Manager, hosted an hour-long webinar: Maxim Fateev, AWS Principal Engineer, spent another hour […]

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AWS CloudFormation Supports Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon CloudFront Dynamic Content

Today, AWS CloudFormation is adding support for Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon CloudFront dynamic content. You can now describe related AWS resources such as EC2 instances, Amazon DynamoDB tables, and Amazon CloudFront distributions using CloudFormation templates. These templates can fully encapsulate the resources needed to run your application on AWS and can be version controlled alongside […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 11, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 11 You can now run MySQL server on Amazon RDS for just $19 per month. We introduced Roles for EC2 Instances to simplify secure access to AWS APis from EC2. Tuesday, June 12 We announced that there are now one trillion objects stored in Amazon […]

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Amazon S3 – The First Trillion Objects

Late last week the number of objects stored in Amazon S3 reached one trillion (1,000,000,000,000 or 1012). That’s 142 objects for every person on Planet Earth or 3.3 objects for every star in our Galaxy. If you could count one object per second it would take you 31,710 years to count them all. We knew […]

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IAM roles for EC2 instances – Simplified Secure Access to AWS service APIs from EC2

Today’s guest blogger is Anders Samuelsson, a Senior Product Manager on the AWS Identity and Access Management team. Anders has great news for anyone who makes calls to AWS APIs using code that runs on an EC2 instance. — Jeff; Today we are introducing AWS Identity and Access management (IAM) roles for EC2 instances, a […]

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NASA Saves nearly $1M Per Year By Using AWS

Linda Cureton, the CIO of NASA wrote a blog post to detail some of the IT reforms that are being put in to place to better serve NASA’s mission and the American people. NASA has been an advocate and user of cloud and shared services for the last couple of years. In her post (IT […]

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