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AWS Sydney User Group – December 7th

It’s the final Christmas countdown to our last AWS User Group of the year and it will be awesome..!! In case you didn’t know AWS re:Invent is currently in full flow with coverage being run on Live Stream. This month at our Monthly AWS User Group we will be holding a special panel event to discuss the announcements at re:Invent […]

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CloudWatch Metrics Reduced Prices

AWS had released Custom Metrics for AWS CloudWatch back in 2011. Formerly, you get 10 custom metrics for free and any additionals cost $0.5 per metric per month. Now, AWS is announcing a price reduction for CloudWatch Metrics (the first 10 are still free).  According to tier, the pricing is as follows: Tier 0 – 10,000 metrics                                          $0.30 per […]

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New T2.Medium DB Instance Class for Amazon Aurora

AWS has announced a new option for Amazon Aurora users. The new steady-state db.t2.medium DB instance class comes with 2 vCPUs and 4 GB of RAM. At normal use, it can take up 40% of the performance of a single core, but can burst to full core usage for heavy loads and CPU-intensive tasks. This new class also comes with […]

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AWS S3 and Glacier Price Reduction

Originally launched in 2006, AWS S3 has seen price reductions per GB over the years, up to 80% in the last 10 years. AWS Glacier, launched in 2012 as a low-cost storage alternative for infrequently accessed data, has seen similar reductions as well. Now AWS is proud to announce that starting Dec. 1, 2016, both services will see price reduction. […]

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Four Ways to Stop Ransomware

While AWS has the highest security and protection levels possible their shared responsibility model means that you still need to protect whatever you put into the cloud. Malware just keeps getting more vicious each year. Nowadays the gravest threat doesn’t just spy on you; it locks you out of your files and demands payment in exchange for the key. Welcome […]

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Cloud Month In October–2016

As always, we’re delighted to provide news of exciting innovations happening at AWS. AWS Server Migration Service Launched The AWS Server Migration Service lets you incrementally automate, schedule, and replicate Virtual Machines in the cloud, without the need for a long maintenance period. You choose the servers for migration (either Windows or Linux), then select a replication frequency suited for your […]

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AWS User Group Presentations 2nd November 2016

AWS User Group Presentations 2nd November 2016

A little bit of a quiet night this month for our monthly gathering on Wednesday, a few to many good nights out the day before at Melbourne Cup maybe? Still a good night and thanks to those that turned out to support us this month. Next month we will have a change of venue and run a slightly different format […]

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Amazon CloudWatch Extended Metrics Retention and New UI

AWS has announced several critical enhancements to their monitoring service, Amazon CloudWatch. Namely: Extended Metrics Retention Since users have requested for more time to access and see their metrics, system metrics have now been extended from 14 days to 15 months, at no additional charge. Historical data is at a lower granularity level: 1 minute data points are available for […]

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AWS Server Migration Service Launched

  AWS has made it simpler and easier to transfer an existing application on the cloud to  Amazon EC2. Introducing the AWS Server Migration Service. It lets you incrementally automate, schedule, and replicate Virtual Machines in the cloud, without the need for a long maintenance period. This feature lets you choose the servers for migration (either Windows or Linux), then select […]

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AWS User Group November 2nd Meetup

AWS User Group November 2nd Meetup

7 days and counting till our November AWS User Group get together. Two great speakers this month with two very different agendas, looking at both the technical and human aspect of cloud computing projects. Look forward to seeing you all next week. Session 1 Speaker: Alan Milligan – Last Bastion {BRAC} – Business Requirements as Code Ok, so {BRAC} may […]

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