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Running the most reliable choice for Windows workloads: Windows on AWS

Some of you may not know, but AWS began supporting Microsoft Windows workloads on AWS in 2008—over 11 years ago. Year over year, we have released exciting new services and enhancements based on feedback from customers like you. AWS License Manager and Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights for .NET and SQL Server are just some of […]

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Enabling DNS resolution for Amazon EKS cluster endpoints

This post is contributed by Jeremy Cowan – Sr. Container Specialist Solution Architect, AWS By default, when you create an Amazon EKS cluster, the Kubernetes cluster endpoint is public. While it is accessible from the internet, access to the Kubernetes cluster endpoint is restricted by AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Kubernetes role-based access […]

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Optimizing Network Intensive Workloads on Amazon EC2 A1 Instances

This post courtesy of Ali Saidi, AWS, Principal Engineer At re:Invent 2018, AWS announced the Amazon EC2 A1 instance. The A1 instances are powered by our internally developed Arm-based AWS Graviton processors and are up to 45% less expensive than other instance types with the same number of vCPUs and DRAM. These instances are based […]

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From Poll to Push: Transform APIs using Amazon API Gateway REST APIs and WebSockets

This post is courtesy of Adam Westrich – AWS Principal Solutions Architect and Ronan Prenty – Cloud Support Engineer Want to deploy a web application and give a large number of users controlled access to data analytics? Or maybe you have a retail site that is fulfilling purchase orders, or an app that enables users to […]

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Fact-checking the truth on TCO for running Windows workloads in the cloud

We’ve been talking to many customers over the last 3–4 months who are concerned about the total cost of ownership (TCO) for running Microsoft Windows workloads in the cloud. For example, Infor is a global leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. They’ve moved thousands of their existing Microsoft SQL Server […]

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Anatomy of CVE-2019-5736: A runc container escape!

This post is courtesy of Samuel Karp, Senior Software Development Engineer — Amazon Container Services. On Monday, February 11, CVE-2019-5736 was disclosed.  This vulnerability is a flaw in runc, which can be exploited to escape Linux containers launched with Docker, containerd, CRI-O, or any other user of runc.  But how does it work?  Dive in! […]

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GPU workloads on AWS Batch

Contributed by Manuel Manzano Hoss, Cloud Support Engineer I remember playing around with graphics processing units (GPUs) workload examples in 2017 when the Deep Learning on AWS Batch post was published by my colleague Kiuk Chung. He provided an example of how to train a convolutional neural network (CNN), the LeNet architecture, to recognize handwritten digits […]

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A Guide to Locally Testing Containers with Amazon ECS Local Endpoints and Docker Compose

This post is contributed by Wesley Pettit, Software Engineer at AWS. As more companies adopt containers, developers need easy, powerful ways to test their containerized applications locally, before they deploy to AWS. Today, the containers team is releasing the first tool dedicated to this: Amazon ECS Local Container Endpoints. This is part of an ongoing open […]

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Getting started with the A1 instance

This post courtesy of Ali Saidi, AWS, Principal Engineer At re:Invent 2018 AWS announced the Amazon EC2 A1 instance. These instances are based on the AWS Nitro System that powers all of our latest generation of instances, and are the first instance types powered by the AWS Graviton Processor. These processors feature 64-bit Arm Neoverse […]

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