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Amazon Web Services Announces CloudFront Signed Cookies

Amazon Web Services Announces CloudFront Signed Cookies

By Chris Crum March 13, 2015

Amazon Web Services announced that Amazon CloudFront now gives users CloudFront signed HTTP cookies to secure private content. Whereas before, you’d control who could access CloudFront content using a custom signature for each objectURL, you can now include the signature …

Amazon AppStream Is Now Available To All Developers Amazon AppStream Is Now Available To All Developers

Last year, Amazon introduced AppStream as a way to help developers deliver applications to consumers through the cloud. The proposed benefit was that developers could deliver applications to consumers regardless of their hardware thanks to the application running on cloud …

Amazon Redshift Gets Faster Data Nodes Amazon Redshift Gets Faster Data Nodes

Early last year, Amazon Web Services made Redshift available to the world. The service promised a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse in the cloud.” AWS fulfilled that promise, and it’s now making it even better. Amazon Web …

Amazon Launches Amazon RDS For PostgreSQL Amazon Launches Amazon RDS For PostgreSQL

Amazon announced RDS (Relational Database Service) for PostgreSQL on Thursday, and that PostgreSQL is now available as a managed service on Amazon Web Services with up to 3TB of storage, 20,000 IOPS and support for high-availability. Amazon RDS supports the …

Amazon Launches AWS Activate Packages For Startups Amazon Launches AWS Activate Packages For Startups

Amazon announced on Thursday that AWS Activate, a package which includes AWS credits, training, developer support, a startup community forum and offers from third parties, is now available. It’s essentially a gateway for startups to get up and running with …

Amazon Redshift Now Available To All Customers Amazon Redshift Now Available To All Customers

In November, Amazon Web Services announced Redshift, a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse in the cloud.” At the time, it was only available to a limited few customers as a preview service. Now it’s finally becoming available …

Amazon Launches Elastic Transcoder In Beta Amazon Launches Elastic Transcoder In Beta

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Elastic Transcoder for Amazon Web Services for transcoding video files between different digital media formats. You can use the service, which Amazon says is highly scalable, to convert video files from their source format …

Amazon's EC2 Gets High Memory Cluster Instances Amazon's EC2 Gets High Memory Cluster Instances

Amazon announced new High Memory Cluster instances for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These are designed for memory-intensive applications, like in-memory analytics, databases, caching, and scientific computing, the company says. These instances are especially helpful for applications that …

Netflix Has A Lot To Say About IT Netflix Has A Lot To Say About IT
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Netflix had a lot to say at the recent AWS Re:invent conference. The company released its presentations on YouTube. The company takes on: embracing the cloud, its encoding transformation, architecture, Cassandra database optimization on AWS, data science with Elastic MapReduce, …

Amazon Announces New Data Warehouse Service Amazon Announces New Data Warehouse Service
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Amazon announced a limited preview of Amazon Redshift today, a new product from Amazon Web Services described as a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud”. According to Amazon, it enables customers to “dramatically” increase …

Amazon Web Services Nabs Public Sector Contracts Amazon Web Services Nabs Public Sector Contracts

Amazon, Google and other cloud storage companies have found great success in the private sector by offering storage solutions to consumers and companies alike. Negotiating contracts with the public sector is an entirely different beast altogether, but Amazon has emerged …

AWS Opens Reserved Instance Resale Market AWS Opens Reserved Instance Resale Market

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud computing solutions provider, today announced the launch of its Reserved Instance Marketplace. Amazon’s Reserved Instances allow businesses to pay a one-time fee to reserve computing capacity for a specified term and receive a discount …

Amazon Glacier Launched For Cheap Data Archiving Amazon Glacier Launched For Cheap Data Archiving
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Amazon has launched a new low-cost storage service called Amazon Glacier. The company says it’s optimized for data that is infrequently accessed, and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable, in order to keep costs low. Glacier comes …

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Now Runs Python Apps AWS Elastic Beanstalk Now Runs Python Apps

Amazon announced that AWS Elastic Beanstalk will now support Python applications, in addition to PHP, Java and .NET. Specifically, Elastic Beanstalk will now support Python apps and frameworks that run on Apache HTTP Server and the WSGI interface. Amazon also …

Compute Engine Lacks Variety Compared To Amazon Compute Engine Lacks Variety Compared To Amazon

Google impressed today with the reveal of Compute Engine, a cloud infrastructure that’s like App Engine on steroids. The company impressed with a demonstration of the cloud infrastructure’s power to deliver thousands upon thousands of processor cores to data heavy …

Amazon Web Services Outage Brings Down Websites Amazon Web Services Outage Brings Down Websites
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Last Thursday night a power outage in a Northern Virginia data center caused some websites running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud technology to go down. The issue was resolved within a few hours, and Amazon was quick to provide …

Amazon Web Services Lowers Prices, Expands Support Amazon Web Services Lowers Prices, Expands Support

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud services company, announced today that it has expanded its free support and lowered its prices for premium support plans. Amazon’s support offerings have also been renamed to reflect the new changes. The Basic support …