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Tag: Amazon EC2

Getting Started with AWS Nitro Enclaves on Microsoft Windows

This post is written by Scott Malkie, Specialist Solutions Architect, EC2 AWS Nitro Enclaves, introduced in October 2020, are isolated compute environments. They leverage the power of the AWS Nitro System to provide isolation and attestation for sensitive data processing. Customers use Nitro Enclaves to isolate their data processing workloads, even from users with root […]

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Deep dive on the new Amazon EC2 G4ad instances

This post is contributed by Amr Ragab, Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon EC2 The Amazon EC2 G4ad instance type is the latest addition to AWS’ portfolio of accelerated computing instance types. These instances are ideal for graphics-enabled and gaming workloads. They provide the best price performance for graphics intensive applications such as virtual workstations, gaming and […]

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Managing domain membership of dynamic fleet of EC2 instances

This post is written by Alex Zarenin, Senior AWS Solution Architect, Microsoft Tech. Updated: February 10, 2021 1.   Introduction For most companies, a move of Microsoft workloads to AWS starts with “lift and shift” where existing workloads are moved from the on-premises data centers to the cloud. These workloads may include WEB and API farms, […]

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How to monitor Windows and Linux servers and get internal performance metrics

This post was written by Dean Suzuki, Solution Architect Manager. Customers who run Windows or Linux instances on AWS frequently ask, “How do I know if my disks are almost full?” or “How do I know if my application is using all the available memory and is paging to disk?” This blog helps answer these […]

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Integrating AWS Outposts with existing security zones

This post is contributed by Santiago Freitas, AWS Head of Technology EEM and Matt Lehwess, Principal Developer Advocate. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to your on-premises facility. This blog post explains how the resources created on an Outpost can be integrated with security zones of […]

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Proactively manage the Spot Instance lifecycle using the new Capacity Rebalancing feature for EC2 Auto Scaling

By Deepthi Chelupati and Chad Schmutzer AWS now offers Capacity Rebalancing for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, a new feature for proactively managing the Amazon EC2 Spot Instance lifecycle in an Auto Scaling group. Capacity Rebalancing complements the capacity optimized allocation strategy (designed to help find the most optimal spare capacity) and the mixed instances policy […]

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How to enable X11 forwarding from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Amazon Linux, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu server to support GUI-based installations from Amazon EC2

This post was written by Sivasamy Subramaniam, AWS Database Consultant. In this post, I discuss enabling X11 forwarding from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Amazon Linux, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu servers running on Amazon EC2. This is helpful for system and database administrators, and application teams that want to perform software installations on Amazon EC2 using […]

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Introducing queued purchases for Savings Plans

This blog post is contributed by Idan Maizlits, Sr. Product Manager, Savings Plans AWS now provides the ability for you to queue purchases of Savings Plans by specifying a time, up to 3 years in the future, to carry out those purchases. This blog reviews how you can queue purchases of Savings Plans. In November […]

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Creating an EC2 instance in the AWS Wavelength Zone

Creating an EC2 instance in the AWS Wavelength Zone This blog post is contributed by Saravanan Shanmugam, Lead Solution Architect, AWS Wavelength AWS announced Wavelength at re:Invent 2019 in partnership with Verizon in US, SK Telecom in South Korea, KDDI in Japan, and Vodafone in UK and Europe. Following the re:Invent 2019 announcement, on August […]

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Figure 1. Scale-up as a function of increasing processor count.

EFA-enabled C5n instances to scale Simcenter STAR-CCM+

This post was contributed by Dnyanesh Digraskar, Senior Partner SA, High Performance Computing; Linda Hedges, Principal SA, High Performance Computing In this blog, we define and demonstrate the scalability metrics for a typical real-world application using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software from Siemens, Simcenter STAR-CCM+, running on a High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster on Amazon […]

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