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September 2018

AWS Reduces Data Transfer Prices for Japan and Australia  

2018-09-24T09:00:46+00:00

AWS is happy to announce price reductions for data transfer in Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and Asia Pacific (Sydney). This will effectively make data transfers from AWS EC2, Amazon S3, and Amazon CloudFront by up to 34% in Japan and 28% in Australia. EC2 and S3 Data Transfer Data Transfer to Internet Japan Australia New Price Reduction New Price Reduction Up to 9.99999TB / month $0.114 -19% $0.114 -19% Next 40TB /month $0.089 -34% $0.098 -27% [...]

AWS Reduces Data Transfer Prices for Japan and Australia   2018-09-24T09:00:46+00:00

AWS Contingencies for Disasters

2018-09-17T09:19:58+00:00

In the face of more powerful typhoons and other natural disasters, it’s good to remember that AWS has installed various contingencies to ensure that their services will continue to operate during the worst case scenarios. Here are the measures they have taken: Availability Zones AWS has taken pains to duplicate essential components of its services across various areas called Availability Zones. This way, if one or more happens unavailable, the others can take over operations. [...]

AWS Contingencies for Disasters 2018-09-17T09:19:58+00:00

Cloud Month In Review – August 2018

2018-09-07T09:00:34+00:00

Amazon EKS now Generally Available Previously announced in re:Invent 2017, AWS has just released Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes ( Amazon EKS ) for production. It is ready to run client Kubernetes workloads. Amazon SQS May Now Trigger Amazon Lambda Users may now set Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service) to trigger Amazon Lambda functions. This new function is free. Amazon EBS Snapshot Lifecycle Manager Launched First launched in 2008, Amazon EBS was designed to provide persistence storage for AWS [...]

Cloud Month In Review – August 2018 2018-09-07T09:00:34+00:00

Dynamic Features of Amazon DynamoDB

2018-09-03T09:30:02+00:00

Since it was first launched in 2012, Amazon DynamoDB has provided a reliable and scalable non-relational database to at least 100,000 users. Below are some of its useful features: Global Tables - This feature lets users automatically duplicate tables over two or more AWS regions. It provides the option for multi-master writes, an extra redundancy layer, and a scalable rapid read/write performance. Global Table are available in nine regions: Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), [...]

Dynamic Features of Amazon DynamoDB 2018-09-03T09:30:02+00:00

August 2018

Amazon Web Services User Group Sydney – September 2018

2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

Only one week away until our next monthly AWS meetup! Make sure you RSVP now as you definitely don't want to miss guest speakers from FreshWorks and Evident.io. Please arrive 10 minutes before to settle in, and register for the draw prize. Ensure you are present for the draw at the end for your chance to win prizes such as an Echo Dot, or Bose Headphones! 18:00 – START 18:00 – 18:20 – PolarSeven Introduction: Jesus [...]

Amazon Web Services User Group Sydney – September 2018 2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

AWS Releases New EC2 T3 Instances

2018-08-27T09:00:33+00:00

AWS is proud to announce the release of new AWS EC2 T3 instances. These instances all have custom 2.5 GHz Intel Xeon Scalable Processors with Intel AVX-512 instructions. These make the new instances excellent for workloads that don’t need sustained compute power, as they can still provide high performance when necessary through unlimited bursting. The T3 Instances come in seven sizes: Name vCPUs Baseline Performance/ vCPUs Memory Price/Hour (Linux) Price/Hour (Windows) t3.nano 2 5% 0.5 [...]

AWS Releases New EC2 T3 Instances 2018-08-27T09:00:33+00:00

Amazon Web Services User Group – August 2018 Presentations

2018-08-13T16:59:10+00:00

  Session 1: Automated Video Editing with Amazon Rekognition A big thanks to John Rotenstein from AWS who showed us all how Amazon is opening doors to the future with Rekognition software. Whether you look to detect a face in still images, or extract video clips containing a specific person, the opportunity behind Amazon Rekognition is endless. Presenter: John Rotenstein, Technical Trainer - Amazon Web Services. Session 2: Modeling and Managing Reservations Richard Economides was up [...]

Amazon Web Services User Group – August 2018 Presentations 2018-08-13T16:59:10+00:00

Amazon Elastic File System Adds Provisioned Throughput

2018-08-13T09:00:39+00:00

Amazon Elastic File System allows you to create enormous file systems that can service thousands of EC2 instances in parallel, all at once. Storage is distributed across several Availability Zones and other redundant storage servers to maintain a dependable access to data. You may allocate space only as needed, which means you pay only for what you use. Applications may get high levels of throughput and IOPS with low latencies. To support systems that need [...]

Amazon Elastic File System Adds Provisioned Throughput 2018-08-13T09:00:39+00:00

AWS IoT Defender Launched

2018-08-07T09:00:49+00:00

Announced in the previous re:Invent, AWS IoT Defender is now available for use. As previously mentioned, AWS IoT Defender is a fully-managed service that audits, analyses, detects possible intrusion in your connected devices. Finally, it also recommends ways to mitigate the threats. You may use it to cover a wide array of devices. By running tests based on security best practices, AWS IoT Defender may audit your linked devices. You may do this via schedule [...]

AWS IoT Defender Launched 2018-08-07T09:00:49+00:00

Hands-on-Days Roadshow in Sydney & Melbourne “Optimise your AWS environment”

2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

PolarSeven, in cooperation with AWS and GorillaStack, would like to invite you to learn about Optimising your AWS Environment at one of our Free National AWS Hands On Days. (See city times and locations below) These practical events feature the AWS Well-Architected Framework, which introduces various tools and techniques that you can use to professionally optimise your Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment in terms of cost, security, scaling, agility, and monitoring applications. We’ll cover the [...]

Hands-on-Days Roadshow in Sydney & Melbourne “Optimise your AWS environment” 2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00
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