AWS Compute Blog

Category: Compute

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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Outbound Voice Calling with Amazon Pinpoint

This post is courtesy of Tom Moore, Solutions Architect – AWS With the recent extension of Amazon Pinpoint to allow an outgoing voice channel, customers can now build applications that include voice messaging to their users. Potential use cases include two-factor authentication via voice for your website and automated reminders of upcoming appointments. This blog […]

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Running your game servers at scale for up to 90% lower compute cost

This post is contributed by Yahav Biran, Chad Schmutzer, and Jeremy Cowan, Solutions Architects at AWS Many successful video games such Fortnite: Battle Royale, Warframe, and Apex Legends use a free-to-play model, which offers players access to a portion of the game without paying. Such games are no longer low quality and require premium-like quality. […]

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Automatically update instances in an Amazon ECS cluster using the AMI ID parameter

This post is contributed by Adam McLean – Solutions Developer at AWS and Chirill Cucereavii – Application Architect at AWS  In this post, we show you how to automatically refresh the container instances in an active Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) cluster with instances built from a newly released AMI. The Amazon ECS-optimized AMI  comes prepackaged with the […]

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Scheduling GPUs for deep learning tasks on Amazon ECS

This post is contributed by Brent Langston – Sr. Developer Advocate, Amazon Container Services Last week, AWS announced enhanced Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) support for GPU-enabled EC2 instances. This means that now GPUs are first class resources that can be requested in your task definition, and scheduled on your cluster by ECS. Previously, […]

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Deploying a personalized API Gateway serverless developer portal

This post is courtesy of Drew Dresser, Application Architect – AWS Professional Services Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. Customers of these APIs often want a website to learn and discover APIs that are available to […]

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Working with AWS Lambda and Lambda Layers in AWS SAM

The introduction of serverless technology has enabled developers to shed the burden of managing infrastructure and concentrate on their application code. AWS Lambda has taken on that management by providing isolated, event-driven compute environments for the execution of application code. To use a Lambda function, a developer just needs to package their code and any […]

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Setting up AWS PrivateLink for Amazon ECS, and Amazon ECR

Amazon ECS and Amazon ECR now have support for AWS PrivateLink. AWS PrivateLink is a networking technology designed to enable access to AWS services in a highly available and scalable manner. It keeps all the network traffic within the AWS network. When you create AWS PrivateLink endpoints for ECR and ECS, these service endpoints appear […]

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Learn about hourly-replication in Server Migration Service and the ability to migrate large data volumes

This post courtesy of Shane Baldacchino, AWS Solutions Architect AWS Server Migration Service (AWS SMS) is an agentless service that makes it easier and faster for you to migrate thousands of on-premises workloads to AWS. AWS SMS allows you to automate, schedule, and track incremental replications of live server volumes, making it easier for you […]

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ICYMI: Serverless Q4 2018

This post is courtesy of Eric Johnson, Senior Developer Advocate – AWS Serverless Welcome to the fourth edition of the AWS Serverless ICYMI (in case you missed it) quarterly recap. Every quarter, we share all of the most recent product launches, feature enhancements, blog posts, webinars, Twitch live streams, and other interesting things that you […]

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