AWS News Blog

AWS Week in Review – November 30, 2015

I was super-double-extra busy last week and did not have time to assemble the Week in Review as usual. I’m playing catch-up now! Monday November 30 We announced an AWS Certification Update – ISO 27017. The announced that Big Data AWS Training Course Gets Big Update. Cloudyn shared Top 7 Cloud Influencers You Need to […]

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New – Route 53 Traffic Flow

I registered my first domain name almost 20 years ago! Back then, the mapping from a domain name to a server was simple and straightforward. Load balancers, geographic redundancy, website monitoring, cloud computing, and the like had not yet entered the scene. The mapping was always from a domain name to a single, unchanging IP […]

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New – AWS Price List API

Many AWS customers and partners have been asking for a programmatic way to access prices for AWS services. This information can be used in several ways. Some potential customers are evaluating the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of moving their on-premises workloads to the cloud and want to “do the math.” Current customers and partners would like […]

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New VM Import Options for EC2

When I discuss AWS with enterprise customers, they often ask me how they can take advantage of their existing investments in on-premises virtualization. They want to take advantage of their existing “golden” images and the development, deployment, and certification processes that go along with them. Fortunately, I am able to tell them about two separate […]

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AWS Directory Service Update – Support for Managed Microsoft Active Directory

The AWS Directory Service allows you to use your existing corporate identities to access AWS services and to simplify cloud-based deployment of Microsoft Windows and Linux applications that are dependent on the availability of a directory. We launched the service last year with support for two types of directories (AD Connector and Simple AD); see […]

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