AWS News Blog

New – AWS GovCloud (US) Region – ITAR Compliant

A New RegionOur new AWS GovCloud (US) Region was designed to meet the unique regulatory requirements of the United States Government. The US federal government, state and local governments, and the contractors who support their mission now have access to secure, flexible, and cost-effective AWS services running in an environment that complies with US Government […]

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AWS Summer Startups: M-Dot

Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling the last year’s winner of the AWS Start-up Challenge – M-Dot Network from Erie, PA! (M-Dot team, victorious at the […]

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New AWS Enterprise Features: VPC Everywhere, Direct Connect, Identity Federation

I often see blog posts that start by saying “with the announcement of ____, it is clear that AWS is now targeting the enterprise.” These posts mention recent developments such as Reserved Instances, Dedicated Instances, VM Import, support for Oracle Database 11g, and the improvements to the EC2 networking model. Today we are adding three […]

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AWS Direct Connect

The new AWS Direct Connect service allows enterprises to create a connection to an AWS Region via a dedicated network circuit. In addition to enhancing privacy, dedicated circuits will generally result in more predictable data transfer performance and will also increase bandwidth between your data center and AWS. Additionally, users of dedicated circuits will frequently […]

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Amazon VPC – Far More Than Everywhere

Today we are marking the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) as Generally Available, and we are also releasing a big bundle of new features (see my recent post, A New Approach to Amazon EC2 Networking for more information on the last batch of features including subnets, Internet access, and Network ACLs). You can now build highly […]

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AWS Events for August 2011

Here’s what’s happening in AWS-land for August of 2011: Webinars: August 3 – Game Development in the Cloud: Live Q&A With Featured Customer – 11:00 AM PST August 17 – Leveraging Your Active Directory to Access AWS Services – 9:00 AM PST August 18 – Introduction to Amazon Web Services – 9:00 AM PST August […]

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The 2011 AWS Start-Up Challenge is Now On!

I am pleased to announce that the 2011 AWS Start-Up Challenge is now On! If you are part of promising young start-up and you use (or plan to use) one or more of the Amazon Web Services, please read the Official Rules and consider submitting an entry. Expanded World FootprintBased on the feedback that we’ve […]

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