AWS EXPANSION – WORKSPACES, DIRECTORY SERVICE, ELASTICACHE, GOVCLOUD, KINESIS, TRADITIONAL CHINESE, MORE

We’ve increased the geographic footprint and international relevance of several AWS services this past month. Here’s a summary: Amazon WorkSpaces and AWS Directory Service are now available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) region. Amazon ElastiCache is now available in the Europe (Germany) region. AWS Trusted Advisor, Amazon ElastiCache, and RDS integration with AWS CloudTrail are now available in AWS GovCloud (US). We added a second location in Korea […]

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NOW AVAILABLE – AMAZON LINUX AMI 2015.09

My colleague Max Spevack runs the team that produces the Amazon Linux AMI. He wrote the guest post below to announce the newest release! — Jeff; The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image for use on Amazon EC2. We offer new major versions of the Amazon Linux AMI after a public testing phase that includes […]

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IN-COUNTRY STORAGE OF PERSONAL DATA

My colleague Denis Batalov works out of the AWS Office in Luxembourg.  As a Solutions Architect, he is often asked about the in-country storage requirement that some countries impose on certain types of data. Although this requirement applies to a relatively small number of workloads, I am still happy that he took the time to write the […]

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NEW AWS DIGITAL LIBRARY FOR BIG DATA SOLUTIONS

My colleague Luis Daniel Soto has been working with AWS Community Hero Lynn Langit to create a comprehensive collection of resources for customers who are ready to run Big Data applications on AWS! Here’s what they have to say…. — Jeff; Today the AWS Marketplace is launching a new on-line video library designed to help our customers find AWS […]

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NEW AWS PUBLIC DATA SET – 3000 RICE GENOME

My colleague Angel Pizarro wrote the guest post below to tell you about an amazing new AWS Public Data Set! — Jeff; You can now access the genome sequence data of 3,024 rice varieties that have been aligned and analyzed against five different reference genomes as an AWS Public Data Set.  The data contains over 30 million genetic […]

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AWS WEEK IN REVIEW – SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday September 14 I discussed Moving Past Windows Server 2003 End of Life using AWS. The AWS Partner Network Blog announced Windows Server on AWS Bootcamps in Seattle and Bangalore. The AWS Security Blog showed you How to Create a Policy that Whitelists Access to Sensitive Amazon S3 Buckets. The Cloudonaut […]

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