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Graviton Fast Start – A New Program to Help Move Your Workloads to AWS Graviton

With the Graviton Challenge last year, we helped customers migrate to Graviton-based EC2 instances and get up to 40 percent price performance benefit in as little as 4 days. Tens of thousands of customers, including 48 of the top 50 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) customers, use AWS Graviton processors for their workloads. In […]

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New – Run Visual Studio Software on Amazon EC2 with User-Based License Model

Today we are announcing the general availability of license-included Visual Studio software on Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2) instances. You can now purchase fully compliant AWS-provided licenses of Visual Studio with a per-user subscription fee. Amazon EC2 provides preconfigured Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) of Visual Studio Enterprise 2022 and Visual Studio Professional 2022. You […]

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New – AWS Skill Builder Subscriptions

Today, I am excited to announce AWS Skill Builder Individual and Team subscriptions. This is a new way for you to learn about cloud technologies and get practical experience with hands-on training. Between 2013 and 2016, I spent three years delivering AWS Training classes to customers in Europe, North America, and Asia. At the time, […]

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AWS Week in Review – August 1, 2022

AWS re:Inforce returned to Boston last week, kicking off with a keynote from Amazon Chief Security Officer Steve Schmidt and AWS Chief Information Security officer C.J. Moses: Be sure to take some time to watch this video and the other leadership sessions, and to use what you learn to take some proactive steps to improve […]

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New for AWS Global Accelerator – Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Support

IPv6 adoption has consistently increased over the last few years, especially among mobile networks. The main reasons to move to IPv6 are: The limited availability of IPv4 addresses can limit the ability to scale up public-facing web and applications servers. IPv6 users from mobile networks experience better performance when their network traffic doesn’t need to […]

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Fortinet FortiCNP – Now Available in AWS Marketplace

When I first started to talk about AWS in front of IT professionals, they would always listen intently and ask great questions. Invariably, a seasoned pro would raise there hand and ask “This all sounds great, but have you thought about security?” Of course we had, and for a while I would describe our principal […]

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New for Amazon GuardDuty – Malware Protection for Amazon EBS Volumes

August 1st, 2022: Post updated to clarify how GuardDuty Malware Protection works with KMS keys. With Amazon GuardDuty, you can monitor your AWS accounts and workloads to detect malicious activity. Today, we are adding to GuardDuty the capability to detect malware. Malware is malicious software that is used to compromise workloads, repurpose resources, or gain […]

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Amazon Detective Supports Kubernetes Workloads on Amazon EKS for Security Investigations

In March 2020, we introduced Amazon Detective, a fully managed service that makes it easy to analyze, investigate, and quickly identify the root cause of potential security issues or suspicious activities. Amazon Detective continuously extracts temporal events such as login attempts, API calls, and network traffic from Amazon GuardDuty, AWS CloudTrail, and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) […]

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