AWS News Blog

Amazon S3 – More Than 449 Billion Objects

As of the end of the second quarter of 2011, Amazon S3 holds more than 449 billion objects and processes up to 290,000 requests per second for them at peak times. Here’s a chart: No matter how you look at it, that’s a lot of objects! Here are a few ways to put it into […]

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Amazon Simple Email Service Now Supports Attachments

You can now use the Amazon Simple Email Service to send email message that include attachments such as images or documents. There are no new “attachment” APIs. Instead, you simply use the existing SendRawEmail function to send a message that includes one or more MIME parts. Each part of the message must be of a […]

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jReport on EC2

Christie from Jinfonet emailed to tell me about their newest video, Cloud Reporting from Amazon EC2: Per their recent press release, their JReport product can be installed on one or more EC2 instances with linear scaling as additional instances are added. A clustered installation of JReport can include hundreds of EC2 nodes and is able […]

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AWS Events for July 2011

Here’s what we have in store for the month of July (these are late; I was on vacation): Webinars: July 13 – AWS Office Hours: Development and Test – 9:00 AM PST July 21 – Introduction to Amazon Web Services – 9:00 AM PST July 25 – Predicting Costs on Amazon Web Services – 9:00 […]

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Introducing the AWS SDK for Ruby

Ruby is a wonderful programming language. Optimized for ‘developer joy’, it is an object oriented playground for building simple domain specific languages, orchestration tools, and most famously, web applications. In many ways, the Ruby language and Amazon cloud services such as EC2 and S3 have similar goals: to help developers and businesses build innovative products without […]

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Summer Startups: Sportaneous

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 Sportaneous from New York City! The StoryI first learned about Sportaneous after reading about NYC Big Apps, an application contest […]

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Extending Microsoft Licensing Mobility to the AWS Cloud: Now You Can Run Several Windows Server Applications on AWS

Earlier in the month, Microsoft announced Microsoft License Mobility with Software Assurance Program. This allows you to move Windows Server applications licenses between your on-premises environment and the cloud. Today, I am really excited to announce that AWS and Microsoft have joined together to extend Microsoft License Mobility through Software Assurance to the AWS Cloud. […]

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