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Category: Announcements

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Improving website performance with Lightsail Content Delivery Network

This post was written by Mike Coleman, Senior Developer Advocate  Amazon Lightsail recently announced the release of Lightsail Content Delivery Network (CDN). With this launch customers can now distribute their content more securely to users across the globe. Content is served from the edge location closest to the end user which improves performance while reducing […]

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Introducing Instance Refresh for EC2 Auto Scaling

This post is contributed to by: Ran Sheinberg – Principal EC2 Spot SA, and Isaac Vallhonrat – Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist SA Today, we are launching Instance Refresh. This is a new feature in EC2 Auto Scaling that enables automatic deployments of instances in Auto Scaling Groups (ASGs), in order to release new application versions or make […]

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OpenFOAM on Amazon EC2 C6g Arm-based Graviton2 Instances – up to 37% better price/performance

This post is contributed to by: Neil Ashton (AWS) – Principal CFD Specialist SA, Karthik Raman (AWS) – Senior HPC Specialist SA, Oliver Perks (Arm) – Principal HPC Engineer Over the past 30 years, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has become a key part of many engineering design processes. From aircraft design to modelling the blood flow […]

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Proactively Monitoring System Performance on Amazon Lightsail Instances

This post is contributed by Mike Coleman, AWS Senior Developer Advocate – Lightsail I commonly hear from customers that they want to be able to proactively identify issues that could affect system performance before they become a problem. For instance, the ability to be alerted before an instance might become unresponsive to a burst in […]

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Architecture diagram for the Step Functions Sample App (Stock Trader) quick start application template

Simplifying application orchestration with AWS Step Functions and AWS SAM

Modern software applications consist of multiple components distributed across many services. AWS Step Functions lets you define serverless workflows to orchestrate these services so you can build and update your apps quickly. Step Functions manages its own state and retries when there are errors, enabling you to focus on your business logic. Now, with support […]

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Enhancing site security with new Lightsail firewall features

This post is contributed by Mike Coleman, AWS Senior Developer Advocate – Lightsail Amazon Lightsail provides an easy way to get started with AWS for many customers. The service balances ease of use, security, and flexibility. The Lightsail firewall now offers additional features to help customers secure their Lightsail instances. This update offers three new […]

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ICYMI: Serverless Q1 2020

Welcome to the ninth 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 might have missed! In case you missed our last ICYMI, checkout what happened […]

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Use MAP for Windows to Simplify your Migration to AWS

There’s no question that organizations today are being disrupted in their industry. In a previous blog post, I shared that such disruption often accelerates organizations’ decisions to move to the cloud. When these organizations migrate to the cloud, Windows workloads are often critical to their business and these workloads require a performant, reliable, and secure […]

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AWS Step Functions support in Visual Studio Code

The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code has been installed over 115,000 times since launching in July 2019. We are excited to announce toolkit support for AWS Step Functions, enabling you to define, visualize, and create your Step Functions workflows without leaving VS Code. Version 1.8 of the toolkit provides two new commands in the […]

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