All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Amazon Web Services’

Amazon Working On A New AWS Region in Canada

Amazon Working On A New AWS Region in Canada

Amazon announced that it intends to open an AWS region in Montreal this year. This will give AWS partners and customers the ability to run workloads and store data in the country for the first time. The company currently has four other regions in North America, which include: US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), and …

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Amazon Web Services Adds New Region

Amazon Web Services Adds New Region

Amazon announced the launch of a new region, the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region, which is its fifth technology infrastructure region in Asia Pacific. This comes with the launch of Korean data centers that Korean-based businesses and global companies with Korean customers can utilize. “Many thousands of Korean customers have been using the AWS Cloud from other AWS Regions for several …

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AWS IoT Is Now Generally Available

AWS IoT Is Now Generally Available

Amazon announced that the AWS IoT, which launched in beta a few months ago, is now generally available. This is the company’s managed cloud platform that lets connected devices interact with cloud applications and other devices. In a post on the AWS blog, Amazon’s Jeff Barr writes: We built AWS IoT because connected devices are proliferating. They are in your …

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Amazon Web  Services Adds New APIs For Testing Access Control Policies

Amazon Web Services Adds New APIs For Testing Access Control Policies

Amazon Web Services announced two new APIs for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) that lets you automate validation and auditing of permissions for IAM users, groups, and roles. They let you call the IAM policy simulator with the AWS CLI or any AWS SDK. The new iam:SimulatePrincipalPolicy API lets you programmatically test existing IAM policies to verify that policies …

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Amazon Web Services Buys Elemental Technologies

Amazon Web Services Buys Elemental Technologies

Amazon (Amazon Web Services specifically) announced on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Elemental Technologies, Portland-based company that makes software-based solutions for video content delivery. “Elemental has pioneered a number of software-based solutions for multiscreen content delivery and powers many of the world’s most innovative app-delivered video offerings and new services like 4K TV,” says AWS’ Jeff Barr. “Elemental …

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AWS Device Farm Is About To Get iOS App Support

Earlier this month, Amazon Web Services announced the launch of AWS Device Farm, a way to automate and scale app testing on actual mobile devices. It was only announced for Android and the Android-based Fire OS, however. On Wednesday, Amazon announced expansion of the offering for iOS apps. While it’s not quite here yet, it will be very soon. The …

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Jim Bob Duggar Celebrates 50th Birthday Amidst Family Scandals, ’19 Kids and Counting’ Cancellation

Jim Bob Duggar turned 50 this weekend, and the Duggar family celebrated as usual, despite being deluged with scandal, including the announcement of the cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting. On Saturday, Michelle Duggar, and several of the Duggar’s 19 children created short video clips wishing Jim Bob Duggar a very happy birthday. Noticeably absent from the family fun were …

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Amazon Web Services Launches API Gateway, Device Farm

Amazon just announced Amazon API Gateway, which is aimed at making it easier to build and run “reliable, secure” APIs at any scale. It’s a fully managed service that lets AWS customers create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs. “With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can create an API that acts as a ‘front door’ for …

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Amazon Web Services Adds Support For Budgets And Forecasts

Amazon announced the launch of support for budgets and forecasts in Amazon Web Services a year after launching the Cost Explorer, which is integrated with the AWS Billing Console. The Cost Explorer gives users reporting, analytics, and visualization tools. The new budgets and forecasts support lets users define and track budgets for AWS costs and forecast AWS costs for up …

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Amazon Web Services Launches New EC2 Instances

Amazon announced the launch of new M4 instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These are the next generation of general purpose instances, and make use of custom 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 Haswell processors, and offer dedicated bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). The instances provide Enhanced Networking for higher packet per second performance, lower network …

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Bezos: Amazon Web Services Is A $5 Billion Business

Amazon just reported its financial results for the first quarter, including a 15% year-over-year increase in net sales at $22.72 billion. With this report, Amazon has begun giving more financial details about its Amazon Web Services (AWS) business. And the financials on that are looking pretty good. CEO Jeff Bezos said: “Amazon Web Services is a $5 billion business and …

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Amazon Web Services Gets Desktop App Marketplace

Amazon announced the launch of a new marketplace for desktop apps on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace, enabling users to find and buy desktop applications for Amazon WorkSpaces. Virtual desktop customers of Amazon WorkSpaces can access it, and find over 100 apps in eleven categories. You pay by the month for any app you use. The company also announced Amazon …

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Amazon Gives Its Machine Learning Capabilities To Developers

Amazon is giving its machine learning capabilities to developers as an Amazon Web Services offering. According to the company, it makes it easier for developers to use historical data to build and deploy predictive models, which can be used for things like detecting problematic transactions, preventing customer churn, and improving customer support. The offering is based on the same machine …

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Amazon Web Services Announces CloudFront Signed Cookies

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 in an HTTP cookie. According to the company, this enables you to restrict access to multiple objects (such as whole …

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Amazon Opens Up Enterprise Storage Service Zocalo

Last month, Amazon introduced a new enterprise storage service called Amazon Zocalo. Until now, it has been in limited preview, but the company just announced its general availability. Amazon previously described Zocalo as a “fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity.” Here’s a look: Zocalo lets customers store, …

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Zend Takes PHP App Platform To Amazon Web Services

PHP company Zend announced that it’s delivering its PHP application platform as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) advanced cloud service through the AWS Marketplace. This, the company says, will empower app developers to develop better apps fastel, deploy them continuously, and scale them indefinitely. “Today’s businesses must deliver quality applications efficiently and effectively to innovate and succeed, and much of …

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Amazon Web Services Launches Storage, Mobile Developer Solutions

Amazon just made a couple of Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements, involving some new capabilities for mobile developers and a new enterprise storage and sharing service. The storage service is called Amazon Zocalo. Starting in limited preview today, Amazon describes it as a ” fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that …

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Amazon Launches Cheap T2 Instances For EC2

Amazon announced the addition of new low-cost, general purpose T2 instances for Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The company says they’re designed to reduce costs for apps that don’t require sustained high CPU performance, but benefit from the ability to burst to full core performance. The on-demand instance prices start at $0.013 per hour or $9.50 per month. “Amazon EC2 provides …

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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 servers. It’s been in beta since it was announced, but now it’s finally ready. Amazon announced this morning that AppStream …

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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 Services announced this morning that Redshift customers now have access to what it calls Dense Compute nodes. These new solid …

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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 core PostgreSQL database features, like PostGIS, free text indexing and search extensions. Users can scale I/O operations to 30,000 IOPS …

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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 Web Services. Adam Selipsky, VP, Amazon Web Services, said, “Many of the world’s most successful startups already build their …

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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 to all customers. Amazon announced today that any AWS customer can now launch a Redshift cluster from within the AWS …

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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 into versions that will play on smartphones, tablets and PCs. “For example, customers can use Amazon Elastic Transcoder to convert …

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Amazon Launches High Memory Cluster Instances For EC2

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 require a lot of memory on one instance or require taking advantage of distributed memory architectures, the company says. “Memory-intensive …

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Netflix Has A Lot To Say About Information Technology

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, security, how Netflix operates clouds, and optimizing costs with AWS. This is the order in which the talks took place. …

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Amazon Announces Redshift, A Petabyte-Scale Data Warehouse Service

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 the speed of query performance when analyzing any size data set, with the same SQL-based BI tools they’re already using. …

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Amazon Web Services Is A Hit Among Government Agencies

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 as a major player in the field. Amazon announced today that over 300 government agencies and 1,500 public education institutions …

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Amazon Web Services 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 on the hourly rate for the instance. Now, customers will no longer have to worry as much about biting off …

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Amazon Glacier Launched For Cheap Data Archiving

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 with a pay-for-what-you-need model, and customers can store data for $.01 per gigabyte per month. The monthly bill is based …

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