AWS News Blog

AWS SDK for Java Updated

We just released version 1.0.8 of theAWS SDK for Java. In addition to some bug fixes, the SDK includes the following new features: Support for the new Reserved DB Instances. Improved constructors for the Amazon RDS model classes. A new StepFactory class to simplify the process of creating Elastic MapReduce job flows. Improved support for […]

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AWS Start-Up Challenge Goes Global for 2010

We’re ready to start accepting entries for the AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010! Each year we run the challenge to help young, promising start-ups get noticed and to compete for $100,000 (USD) in cash and credits (full prize list). We’ve made some important changes this year: We can now accept applications from 22 countries across the […]

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Event: AWS Cloud for the Federal Government

Since the announcement of Recovery.gov last March, Amazon has seen an accelerating adoption of the cloud by our Federal customers.  These include Treasury.gov, the Federal Register 2.0 at the National Archives, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program at USDA, the openEI.org project at DoE’s National Renewable Energy Lab, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA.  On […]

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What’s New in AWS Security: Vulnerability Reporting and Penetration Testing

Security is a top priority for Amazon Web Services. Providing a trustworthy infrastructure for you to develop and deploy applications is a responsibility we take very seriously. One important aspect of gaining your trust is being open and transparent about our security processes and continually working toward achieving industry-recognized certifications. Other important aspects include providing […]

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Use Your Own Kernel with Amazon EC2

You can now use the Linux kernel of your choice when you boot up an Amazon EC2 instance.  We have created a set of AKIs (Amazon Kernel Images) which contain the PV-Grub loader. This loader simply chain-boots the kernel provided in the associated AMI (Amazon Machine Image). Net-net, your instance ends up running the kernel […]

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