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Tag: Amazon EC2

Graviton Challenge

Announcing winners of the AWS Graviton Challenge Contest and Hackathon

At AWS, we are constantly innovating on behalf of our customers so they can run virtually any workload, with optimal price and performance. Amazon EC2 now includes more than 475 instance types that offer a choice of compute, memory, networking, and storage to suit your workload needs. While we work closely with our silicon partners […]

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Using EC2 Auto Scaling predictive scaling policies with Blue/Green deployments

This post is written by Ankur Sethi, Product Manager for EC2. Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling allows customers to realize the elasticity benefits of AWS by automatically launching and shutting down instances to match application demand. Earlier this year we introduced predictive scaling, a new EC2 Auto Scaling policy that predicts demand and proactively scales capacity, resulting […]

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AWS Fault Injection Simulator start screen in AWS Management Console

Implementing interruption tolerance in Amazon EC2 Spot with AWS Fault Injection Simulator

This post is written by Steve Cole, WW SA Leader for EC2 Spot, and David Bermeo, Senior Product Manager for EC2. On October 20, 2021, AWS released new functionality to the Amazon Fault Injection Simulator that supports triggering the interruption of Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. This functionality lets you test the fault tolerance of your […]

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Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling will no longer add support for new EC2 features to Launch Configurations

This post is written by Scott Horsfield, Principal Solutions Architect, EC2 Scalability and Surabhi Agarwal, Sr. Product Manager, EC2. In 2010, AWS released launch configurations as a way to define the parameters of instances launched by EC2 Auto Scaling groups. In 2017, AWS released launch templates, the successor of launch configurations, as a way to streamline […]

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AWS Silicon Innovation

15 years of silicon innovation with Amazon EC2

The Graviton Hackathon is now available to developers globally to build and migrate apps to run on AWS Graviton2 This week we are celebrating 15 years of Amazon EC2 live on Twitch August 23rd – 24th with keynotes and sessions from AWS leaders and experts. You can watch all the sessions on-demand later this week to […]

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How to authenticate private container registries using AWS Batch

This post was contributed by Clayton Thomas, Solutions Architect, AWS WW Public Sector SLG Govtech. Many AWS Batch users choose to store and consume their AWS Batch job container images on AWS using Amazon Elastic Container Registries (ECR). AWS Batch and Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) natively support pulling from Amazon ECR without any extra […]

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High availability SQL Cluster built on top of RHEL HA

Understanding Amazon Machine Images for Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Microsoft SQL Server

This post is written by Kumar Abhinav, Sr. Product Manager EC2, and David Duncan, Principal Solution Architect.  Customers now have access to AWS license-included Amazon Machine Images (AMI) for hosting their SQL Server workloads with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). With these AMIs, customers can easily build highly available, reliable, and performant Microsoft SQL Server […]

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How to quickly setup an experimental environment to run containers on x86 and AWS Graviton2 based Amazon EC2 instances

This post is written by Kevin Jung, a Solution Architect with Global Accounts at Amazon Web Services. AWS Graviton2 processors are custom designed by AWS using 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores. AWS offers the AWS Graviton2 processor in five new instance types – M6g, T4g, C6g, R6g, and X2gd. These instances are 20% lower cost and […]

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Optimizing EC2 Workloads with Amazon CloudWatch

This post is written by David (Dudu) Twizer, Principal Solutions Architect, and Andy Ward, Senior AWS Solutions Architect – Microsoft Tech. In December 2020, AWS announced the availability of gp3, the next-generation General Purpose SSD volumes for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), which allow customers to provision performance independent of storage capacity and provide […]

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Huge spike in response time when demand changes rapidly

Introducing Native Support for Predictive Scaling with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

This post is written by Scott Horsfield, Principal Solutions Architect, EC2 Scalability and Ankur Sethi, Sr. Product Manager, EC2 Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling allows customers to realize the elasticity benefits of AWS by automatically launching and shutting down instances to match application demand. Today, we are excited to tell you about predictive scaling. It is a […]

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