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Cloud Month In Review – March 2017

Cloud Month In Review – March 2017

  Cloud Month is back with new AWS developments for the month of March.   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 […]

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Tag Newly-Created EC2 Instances and EBS Volumes

Tag Newly-Created EC2 Instances and EBS Volumes

Resource tagging has already been a thing for EC2 and EBS in the previous years. AWS has already raised available tags to up to 50, and even included the option to edit a tag and create resource groups. Now, AWS has announced another improvement–these four new features for tagging EC2 Instances and EBS volumes: Tag on creation – you may now specify […]

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Amazon EMR Instance Fleets Launched

Amazon EMR Instance Fleets Launched

AWS has announced a brand new feature: Amazon EMR instance fleets. This improvement allows you to create a list of up to 5 instance types with weighted capacities and spot bid prices. Amazon EMR can then provision On-Demand and Spot instances for your cluster, based on the types you specified. As such, EMR instance fleets gives you more control on […]

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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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