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AWS Gives Host-based Routing Support for Load Balancers

AWS Gives Host-based Routing Support for Load Balancers

AWS had previously introduced Application Load Balancers, which can be used to route HTTP and HTTPS traffic depending on the path element of the request’s URL. Now, AWS has expanded this feature by allowing you to route incoming traffic based on the domain name in the host header. This means that you can send requests to api.standard.com to one group […]

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Amazon Redshift Data Compression Up 400%

Amazon Redshift Data Compression Up 400%

Amazon Redshift service provides a petabyte-scale data warehouse that makes for rapid, cost-effective data analysis. It uses columnar compression to raise I/O performance and the storage capacity of their nodes. AWS has just upgraded Amazon Redshift with four new improvements: Zstandard Compression Algorithm – affords high compression ratio, reducing disk space by 65%. Zstandard can also be applied to many […]

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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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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 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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