AWS Compute Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

Building a GPU workstation for visual effects with AWS

Contributed by Mike Owen, Solutions Architect, AWS Thinkbox The elasticity, scalability, and cost effectiveness of the cloud value proposition is attractive to media customers. One of the key design patterns in media and entertainment (M&E) workloads is using the cloud as a content lake and bringing the underlying processes closer without having to synchronize data. […]

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Query for the latest Amazon Linux AMI IDs using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store

This post is courtesy of Arend Castelein, Software Development Engineer – AWS Want a simpler way to query for the latest Amazon Linux AMI? AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store already allows for querying the latest Windows AMI. Now, support has been expanded to include the latest Amazon Linux AMI. Each Amazon Linux AMI now has […]

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Deploying a 4x4K, GPU-backed Linux desktop instance on AWS

Contributed by Amr Ragab, HPC Application Consultant, AWS Professional Services AWS currently supports many managed des­ktop delivery mechanisms. Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0 both deliver managed Windows-based machine images with GPU-backed instances. However, many desktop services and applications are better served through a Linux backed instance. Given the variety of Linux distributions as well […]

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Extending Amazon Linux 2 with EPEL and Let’s Encrypt

This post courtesy of Jeff Levine Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services Amazon Linux 2 is the next generation of Amazon Linux, a Linux server operating system from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon Linux 2 offers a high-performance Linux environment suitable for organizations of all sizes. It supports applications ranging from small websites to enterprise-class, […]

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Tag Amazon EBS Snapshots on Creation and Implement Stronger Security Policies

This blog was contributed by Rucha Nene, Sr. Product Manager for Amazon EBS AWS customers use tags to track ownership of resources, implement compliance protocols, control access to resources via IAM policies, and drive their cost accounting processes. Last year, we made tagging for Amazon EC2 instances and Amazon EBS volumes easier by adding the […]

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Building Blocks of Amazon ECS

So, what’s Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)? ECS is a managed service for running containers on AWS, designed to make it easy to run applications in the cloud without worrying about configuring the environment for your code to run in. Using ECS, you can easily deploy containers to host a simple website or run complex […]

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How To Migrate Multi-Tier Environments Using The AWS Server Migration Service

This post courtesy of Shane Baldacchino, Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. Many customers ask for guidance on migrating end-to-end solutions running on virtual machines over to AWS. This post provides an overview of moving a common WordPress blog running on a virtualized platform to AWS, including re-pointing the DNS records associated to with the […]

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Longer Resource IDs in 2018 for Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, and Amazon VPC

This post contributed by Laura Thomson, Senior Product Manager for Amazon EC2. As you start planning for the new year, I want to give you a heads up that Amazon EC2 is migrating to longer format, 17-character resource IDs. Instances and volumes currently already receive this ID format. Beginning in July 2018, all newly created […]

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Resume AWS Step Functions from Any State

Yash Pant, Solutions Architect, AWS Aaron Friedman, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS When we discuss how to build applications with customers, we often align to the Well Architected Framework pillars of security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost optimization, and operational excellence. Designing for failure is an essential component to developing well architected applications that are resilient to […]

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Event-Driven Computing with Amazon SNS and AWS Compute, Storage, Database, and Networking Services

Contributed by Otavio Ferreira, Manager, Software Development, AWS Messaging Like other developers around the world, you may be tackling increasingly complex business problems. A key success factor, in that case, is the ability to break down a large project scope into smaller, more manageable components. A service-oriented architecture guides you toward designing systems as a collection of […]

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