AWS Compute Blog
Category: Thought Leadership
AWS Nitro System gets independent affirmation of its confidential compute capabilities
Anthony Liguori is an AWS VP and Distinguished Engineer for EC2. Customers around the world trust AWS to keep their data safe, and keeping their workloads secure and confidential is foundational to how we operate. Since the inception of AWS, we have relentlessly innovated on security, privacy tools, and practices to meet, and even exceed, […]
Optimizing Amazon EC2 Spot Instances with Spot Placement Scores
This blog post is written by Steve Cole, Principal Specialist SA, and Robert McCone, Sr. Specialist SA. Getting the compute resources you need, even vCPUS numbering in the millions, and completing a workload using Amazon EC2 Spot Instances is just a configuration away. In this post you will learn how to use Spot placement scores […]
Better performance for less: AWS continues to beat Azure on SQL Server price/performance
By Fred Wurden, General Manager, AWS Enterprise Engineering (Windows, VMware, RedHat, SAP, Benchmarking) AWS R5b.8xlarge delivers better performance at lower cost than Azure E64_32s_v4 for a SQL Server workload In this blog, we will review a recent benchmark that Principled Technologies published on 2/25. The benchmark found that an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) […]
Extending SaaS products with serverless functions
As customers increasingly use SaaS solutions in their businesses, they want the same customization and extensibility available in on-premises solutions. SaaS partners have developed APIs and integration hooks to help address this need. For more sophisticated customization, products enable custom code to run within their SaaS workflows.
Learn why AWS is the best cloud to run Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server workloads
Fred Wurden, General Manager, AWS Enterprise Engineering (Windows, VMware, RedHat, SAP, Benchmarking) For companies that rely on Windows Server but find it daunting to move those workloads to the cloud, there is no easier way to run Windows in the cloud than AWS. Customers as diverse as Expedia, Pearson, Seven West Media, and RepricerExpress have […]
Decoupling larger applications with Amazon EventBridge
This blog post shows how you can use an event-based architecture to decouple services and functional areas of applications. It uses the document repository solution as an example, to compare architecture after shifting to an event-based approach.