AWS News Blog

Expanding the AWS Footprint

A new AWS Region is online and available for use! Our new Northern California (US-West) Region supports Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, SimpleDB, SQS, Elastic MapReduce, Amazon CloudWatch, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing. The AWS documentation contains the new endpoints for each service. The existing Amazon S3 US Standard Region provides good, cost-effective performance for […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We would like to wish all our readers a Happy and a “scalable” Thanksgiving! Folks from Vembu created a really funny parody – “Cloud Cloud MayBe” – its a da rap intro to da cloud. This video brought me a smile. Happy Thanksgiving! — The Amazon Web Services Team

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The New AWS Simple Monthly Calculator

Our customers needed better ways to model their applications and estimate their costs. The flexible nature of on-demand scalable computing allows you pick and choose the services you like and only pay for those. Hence to give our customers an opportunity to estimate their costs, we have redesigned our current AWS Simple Monthly Calculator The […]

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AWS News Summary…

Here’s a summary of the AWS announcements that we made last night: Important updates to our Security Center including a revised AWS Security White Paper and the results of our SAS 70 type II audit. A plan to bring AWS to datacenters in Asia. Selection of the finalists in the 2009 Start-Up Challenge. Congratulations to […]

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New AWS SDK for .NET Developers

The new AWS SDK for .NET Developers will provide you with the libraries, code samples, and documentation needed to build an AWS-powered application using any programming language capable of making .NET calls including C#, Visual Basic, Windows PowerShell, and so forth. The SDK includes the following goodies: A new AWS .NET Library – This library […]

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New Amazon CloudFront Feature: Private Content

You can now use Amazon CloudFront to distribute private content such as digital downloads, training materials, personalized documents, or media files. You can use this new feature to implement the following types of access models: Access only allowed after a specified date/time. Access only allowed between a pair of dates/times. Access only allowed before a […]

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Cloud Computing and Mobile Devices at the BlackBerry Developer Conference

AWS user Bob Wise (VP of Engineering for Melodeo, producer of nuTsie) asked me to pass along some information about his upcoming session at the BlackBerry Developer Conference (November 9-12 in San Francisco). Here’s the scoop: Developers who want to build scalable, cost-effective cloud-based solutions will be interested in this session. Learn about Melodeo’s client/server […]

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