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August 2018

Amazon EBS Snapshot Lifecycle Manager Launched

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

First launched in 2008, Amazon EBS was designed to provide persistence storage for AWS cloud users. To help existing users create and manage their Amazon EBS snapshots, AWS has launched the Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager. This service automates the creation, retention, and removal of Amazon EBS volume snapshots. No need to manually create and delete snapshots. Instead, users make a policy that dictates which volumes are to be snapshotted, set a retention model, provide some [...]

Amazon EBS Snapshot Lifecycle Manager Launched 2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

Amazon SQS May Now Trigger Amazon Lambda

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

Users may now set Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service) to trigger Amazon Lambda functions. This new function is free. The first service AWS has launched, Amazon SQS lets web service applications quickly and reliably queue resources created by one component to be used by another component. This way, a queue can buffer data, even when the source is producing it faster than the recipient can consume it. A single queue can be used by several [...]

Amazon SQS May Now Trigger Amazon Lambda 2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

Amazon EKS now Generally Available

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

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. According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, AWS is the cloud of choice for Kubernetes, with more than half of companies surveyed choosing to run Kubernetes in AWS. Given that EKS is already in the AWS Cloud, it synergizes well with AWS services. Multi-Availability Zone – [...]

Amazon EKS now Generally Available 2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

Cloud Month In Review – July 2018

2018-08-06T09:30:17+00:00

Amazon EBS Snapshot Lifecycle Manager Launched The Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager automates the creation, retention, and removal of Amazon EBS volume snapshots. Users no longer need to manually create and delete snapshots. Instead, they can make a policy that dictates which volumes are to be snapshotted, set a retention model, and provide some additional details. Data Lifecycle Manager handles it from there. New EC2 Instances — z1d, R5, and R5d AWS has launched new EC2 instances with [...]

Cloud Month In Review – July 2018 2018-08-06T09:30:17+00:00

New EC2 Instances for Snowball Edge

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

AWS is introducing a new line of EC2 instances that can run on AWS Snowball Edge devices. These new EC2 instances carry a total of 100TB local storage, useful for collating and processing data in difficult environments. Processed data can be delivered to AWS for subsequent storage, management and analysis. AWS Snowball Edge, as you probably know, is a data migration and edge computing device capable of supporting EC2 instances and AWS Lambda functions. It [...]

New EC2 Instances for Snowball Edge 2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

PolarSeven and AWS Webinar Series Invitation – Q3

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

If you would like to stay on top of AWS and cloud industry news make sure you register for our third quarter webinar series. The P7 Webinars will be short introduction and update sessions to educate you about AWS services and ecosystem. PolarSeven has partnered with AWS to deliver great content, demos and knowledge in 20-30 minutes webinars, that you can enjoy live every second Monday at 4pm or you can go through the recording [...]

PolarSeven and AWS Webinar Series Invitation – Q3 2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

AWS EC2 Introduces New Instance Type and Nitro System

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

A new AWS EC2 update includes C5d instances. These can give up to 50% better performance compared to the C4 instances. They have up to 77 vCPUs, 144 Gigabytes of RAM, and 1.8 Terabytes of local NVMe storage. Currently, it’s available in 5 regions. Aside from this development, also available in 5 regions are the general purpose M5d instances. They have up to 96 vCPUs, 384 Gigabytes RAM, and 3.6 Terabytes local NVMe storage. Similarly, [...]

AWS EC2 Introduces New Instance Type and Nitro System 2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

July 2018

Amazon ElastiCache Now Compatible with Redis 4.0

2018-07-31T12:44:08+00:00

AWS is pleased to announce that Amazon ElastiCache now has compatibility with Redis 4.0. This allows you to launch Redis 4.0 ElastiCache nodes or clusters. The Amazon ElastiCache service makes it simple for you create a fully managed in-memory data store and cache with either Redis or Memcached. To launch a Redis cluster, you may use the AWS Management Console or the AWS Command Line Interface. New Amazon ElastiCache Features: LFU (Least frequently used) cache [...]

Amazon ElastiCache Now Compatible with Redis 4.0 2018-07-31T12:44:08+00:00

Amazon Neptune Now Made Generally Available

2018-07-31T12:39:49+00:00

Amazon Neptune is AWS’s fully-managed high-performance graph database service, allowing users to create applications that work with highly-connected datasets. Amazon Neptune is capable of storing billions of relationships and can query graphs with latencies measured in milliseconds. With support for Property Graph and RDF, Neptune allows users to create queries for highly connected datasets. This makes it superbly useful for recommendation engines, knowledge graphs, and network security. It also automatically provides minor version upgrades, backups, [...]

Amazon Neptune Now Made Generally Available 2018-07-31T12:39:49+00:00

EC2 C5 Instances with NVMe storage Available                          

2018-07-31T12:37:23+00:00

AWS has been continuously releasing new instance types with powerful processors to support all kinds of compute requirements. The powerful C5 instances were among these, providing 25% to 50% more performance ability over price against the C4 instances. C5 is designed for heavy workloads like batch and log processing, data analytics, highly-scalable multiplayer gaming, and so on. Sometimes, applications require high-speed, low-latency storage to go with their operations. Normally, we use Amazon S3 service to [...]

EC2 C5 Instances with NVMe storage Available                           2018-07-31T12:37:23+00:00
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