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EC2 Instances Introduce Size Flexibility

EC2 Instances Introduce Size Flexibility

AWS EC2 had been upgraded in previous months with the release of Regional RIs. These RIs apply the discount for any Availability Zone within their Region, which can go as high as 75% compared to On-demand pricing. Starting this March, Regional RIs have been upgraded for greater flexibility. Any regional Linux/UNIX RIs with shared tenancy now apply to all instance […]

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AWS Data Migration Service Reaches 20,000 Mark

AWS Data Migration Service Reaches 20,000 Mark

The AWS Data Migration Service lets you move your critical data from on-site or cloud databases or data warehouses to Amazon databases and data warehouses. These include services such as Amazon Aurora, Amazon RedShift, MySQL, MariaDB and PostgreSQL. This has proven so flexible and cost-effective for users that since a year ago, more than 20,000 unique databases have migrated to […]

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AWS User Group Sydney – Meetup #59 – Slides and Video

Thanks to everyone who joined us once again, some great shots of the night here. Please check out the slides from our evening’s presenters and the videos below: Shared Security in AWS Sophos joined us to cover the AWS Shared Security Model and common threats and consequences that you can face in your AWS environment. Presented by – Peter Gordon – […]

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AWS DynamoDB Adds Time To Live Feature

AWS DynamoDB Adds Time To Live Feature

AWS DynamoDB provides fast, flexible, and extremely low (millisecond) latency serverless databases, perfect for IoT or gaming servers. With it, one can create terabyte-sized tables that can handle millions of requests per second. Until recently, DynamoDB did not have a means to remove entries that outlived their usefulness. Some users would have to employ another service, such as EC2, simply to track […]

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Amazon EBS Upgrades with Elastic Volumes

Amazon EBS Upgrades with Elastic Volumes

AWS has dedicated itself towards making Amazon Elastic Block Storage (Amazon EBS) even better suited for their clients’ needs. In the past, they have improved capacity and performance, and even included two new tiers of storage. AWS is happy to announce that is has designed even more features to make Amazon EBS more elastic. Elastic Volumes lets you adjust volume […]

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AWS: New I3 Instances For I/O Heavy Workloads

AWS: New I3 Instances For I/O Heavy Workloads

AWS has just announced the release of I3 instances, designed specifically to support input-output intensive applications. There are six different sizes in all, open to 15 different AWS regions. With up to 3.3 M IOPS at a 4k block and a maximum of 16 Gig per second sequential disk throughput, these instance types can carry workloads that require high throughput […]

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Amazon Direct Connect Features Link Aggregation

Amazon Direct Connect Features Link Aggregation

Amazon Direct Connect, which provides a dedicated link to AWS services, now supports 1Gb and 10Gb Link Aggregation Groups. You can use these groups (LAGs) to link existing connections on the same AWS service.  You may even request new connections. Formerly, users ordered multiple connections to raise their bandwidth linking to an AWS service first needed to make a virtual […]

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AWS User Group Sydney March 1st

Please join us for our monthly meetup sessions where we discuss what’s new and happening in the AWS space. Our regular speakers include industry experts along with clients and case studies on how they have utilised AWS services to improve their business. Session times and speakers are outlined below with full details provided nearer the date. Please arrive before 17.45 […]

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Facial Rekognition Matures—Estimates Age Range

Facial Rekognition Matures—Estimates Age Range

Facial Rekognition has been announced last December as part of AWS artificial intelligence services. Not only is it smart enough to detect faces and objects in an image, it can also search for and compare faces. I can do this through deep learning neural network models, where it goes through billions of images and returns useful attributes per face. Today, […]

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AWS WorkSpaces Supports SSD Volumes and Cost Explorer

AWS WorkSpaces has two new features: it now uses SSD storage for root and user volumes and comes with a Cost Optimizer to track usage and spending. SSD Volumes Newly launched WorkSpaces now get to use SSD volumes—all for free in regions that offers WorkSpaces. This translates to faster booting times and performance, which will help with applications that require […]

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