AWS News Blog

New T2.Large Instances

We launched the T2 instances last summer (see my post, New Low Cost EC2 Instances with Burstable Performance for more information). These instances give you a generous amount of baseline capacity and the ability to automatically and transparently scale up to full-core processing power on an as-needed basis. The bursting model is based on “CPU […]

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Now Available – SQL Server Enterprise Edition AMI for EC2

You can now launch SQL Server Enterprise Edition on using a new, pre-configured AMI (Amazon Machine Image). This edition of SQL Server offers some new and unique features including: High Availability – You can configure a primary database and up to four active, readable secondary databases into an Always-On availability group. Self-Service Business Intelligence – […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 8, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 8 We announced that AWS CloudHSM is now available in Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Regions. The showed you how to Use Amazon Cognito and AWS Lambda to Detect Cheating. The announced the the availability of Mesosphere DCOS […]

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VPC Flow Logs – Log and View Network Traffic Flows

Many organizations collect, store, and analyze network flow logs. They use this information to troubleshoot connectivity and security issues, and to make sure that network access rules are working as expected. Up until now, AWS customers collected this data by installing agents on their instances. Doing so imposed some overhead on each instance, and also […]

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Amazon Redshift – Now Faster and More Cost-Effective than Ever

My colleague Tina Adams sent me a guest post to share news of a new instance type and new Reserved Instance offerings for . — Jeff; makes analyzing petabyte-scale data fast, cheap, and simple. It delivers advanced technology capabilities, including parallel execution, compressed columnar storage, and end-to-end encryption, as a fully managed service, letting you […]

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