AWS Compute Blog

Celebrating 10 years of Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server on AWS! Happy Birthday!

Contributed by Sandy Carter, Vice President of Windows on AWS and Enterprise Workloads Happy birthday to all of our AWS customers! In particular, I want to call out Autodesk, RightScale (now part of Flexera), and Suunto (Movescount) – just a few of our customers who have been running Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server on […]

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Using Cromwell with AWS Batch

Contributed by W. Lee Pang and Emil Lerch, WWPS Professional Services DNA is often referred to as the “source code of life.” All living cells contain long chains of deoxyribonucleic acid that encode instructions on how they are constructed and behave in their surroundings. Genomics is the study of the structure and function of DNA […]

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Deploying a Burstable and Event-driven HPC Cluster on AWS Using SLURM, Part 1

Contributed by Amr Ragab, HPC Application Consultant, AWS Professional Services When you execute high performance computing (HPC) workflows on AWS, you can take advantage of the elasticity and concomitant scale associated with recruiting resources for your computational workloads. AWS offers a variety of services, solutions, and open source tools to deploy, manage, and dynamically destroy compute […]

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Running high-scale web applications on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

Contributed by Ran Sheinberg, Spot Specialist Solutions Architect, and the Appnext team At re:Invent in 2017, AWS made some significant changes to the pricing model of Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. Instead of bidding on spare capacity, you could request to run Spot Instances, and get the capacity if it’s available. One of the results of […]

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Investigating spikes in AWS Lambda function concurrency

This post is courtesy of Ian Carlson, Principal Solutions Architect – AWS As mentioned in an earlier post, a key benefit of serverless applications is the ease with which they can scale to meet traffic demands or requests. AWS Lambda is at the core of this platform. Although this flexibility is hugely beneficial for our customers, sometimes […]

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Developing .NET Core AWS Lambda functions

This post is courtesy of Mark Easton, Senior Solutions Architect – AWS One of the biggest benefits of Lambda functions is that they isolate you from the underlying infrastructure. While that makes it easy to deploy and manage your code, it’s critical to have a clearly defined approach for testing, debugging, and diagnosing problems. There’s […]

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BYOL and Oversubscription

This post is courtesy of Mike Eizensmits, Senior Solutions Architect – AWS Most AWS customers have a significant Windows Server deployment and are also tied to a Microsoft licensing program. When it comes to Microsoft products, such as Windows Server and SQL Server, licensing models can easily dictate Cloud infrastructure solutions. AWS provides several options […]

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Introducing private registry authentication support for AWS Fargate

This post courtesy of Tiffany Jernigan, AWS Developer Advocate – Containers Private registry authentication support for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is now available with the AWS Fargate launch type! Now, in addition to Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR), you can use any private registry or repository of your choice for both EC2 and Fargate launch types. […]

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Hosting ASP.NET Core applications in Amazon ECS using AWS Fargate

This post courtesy of Sundararajan Narasiman, AWS Partner Solutions Architect There is an increasing amount of customer interest in hosting microservices-based applications using Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), largely due to the benefits offered by AWS Fargate. AWS Fargate is a compute engine for containers that allows you to run containers without needing to provision, […]

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Run your Kubernetes Workloads on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances with Amazon EKS

Contributed by Madhuri Peri, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist SA, and Shawn OConnor, AWS Enterprise Solutions Architect Many organizations today are using containers to package source code and dependencies into lightweight, immutable artifacts that can be deployed reliably to any environment. Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source framework for automated scheduling and management of containerized workloads. In […]

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