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July 2018

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

2018-07-30T13:59:12+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” 2018-07-30T13:59:12+00:00

New EC2 Instances — z1d, R5, and R5d

2018-07-27T18:38:41+00:00

  AWS has launched new EC2 instances with faster processors and more memory. z1d – instances running on 4.0 GHz for compute-intensive tasks and on an all-core Turbo Boost. Best for EDA (Electronic Design Automation), relational database workloads, and HPC workloads. z1d instances have custom Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and are available in six sizes. They will have 48 vCPUs, 384 Gb of memory, and 1.8TB of local NVMe storage. They are currently available in [...]

New EC2 Instances — z1d, R5, and R5d 2018-07-27T18:38:41+00:00

Amazon Web Services User Group Sydney – August 2018

2018-07-27T11:00:40+00:00

It's nearly that time of month again, and as usual you won't want to be late! Starting off the night, John Rotenstein a technical trainer from AWS will walk through Automating Video Editing using Amazon Rekognition. We then have presentations from CloudHealth and PagerDuty, so be sure to join us at 6:00pm for some pizza and beer on August 1st. Please arrive 10 minutes before to settle in. 18:00 – START 18:00 – 18:20 – [...]

Amazon Web Services User Group Sydney – August 2018 2018-07-27T11:00:40+00:00

Cloud Month in Review – June 2018

2018-07-09T09:00:40+00:00

The month of June brought exciting new enhancements to the AWS Cloud! AWS EC2 Introduces New Instance Type and Nitro System 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. Amazon ElastiCache Now Compatible with Redis 4.0 AWS is pleased [...]

Cloud Month in Review – June 2018 2018-07-09T09:00:40+00:00

June 2018

Cloud Month In Review – May 2018

2018-06-05T09:00:48+00:00

AWS Firewall Manager AWS Firewall Manager allows clients to maintain central control over security settings and profile, even across regions and AWS user accounts. Your security group can respond in a timely manner to all potential threats and attacks while your developers work in safety. AWS IoT Analytics Now Generally Available AWS is proud to announce that AWS IoT Analytics is now available in the following regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio), and EU (Ireland). [...]

Cloud Month In Review – May 2018 2018-06-05T09:00:48+00:00

May 2018

Amazon Web Services User Group Sydney – June 2018

2018-05-24T15:23:25+00:00

Coming up June 6th will be our 71st AWS User Group Meetup. This month we will be joined by Mitch Beaumont from AWS presenting on Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) as well as presentations from Talend and Commvault. We'll also have a door prize draw for an Echo Dot, so you could be like last months lucky winner Wahid, pictured below with PolarSeven CEO Darrell King. We look forward to seeing you there. 18:00 - [...]

Amazon Web Services User Group Sydney – June 2018 2018-05-24T15:23:25+00:00

Amazon Sumerian Released

2018-05-19T09:00:59+00:00

Previewed in re:Invent 2017, AWS is proud to announce that Amazon Sumerian is now generally available. Amazon Sumerian is a service that allows you to easily create virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D applications. It supports hardware such as Oculus HTC Vive, and iOS devices through WebVR-compatible browsers. You do not need to learn to code or learn to use specialized tools for 3D animation. You may easily apply 3D modeling, animation, lighting, [...]

Amazon Sumerian Released 2018-05-19T09:00:59+00:00

One Command Instance Management With EC2 Fleets

2018-05-14T09:00:53+00:00

Hot on the heels of an EC2 price reduction, AWS has announced that it will now be easier to manage EC2 Spot Fleets. Spot Fleets are a fantastic tool for launching multiple EC2 Spot Instances of various instance types and Availability Zones, without needing to create code for finding capacity or to keep an eye on prices. Now, you set and forget multiple instances using EC2 Fleets. You can create fleets made up of a [...]

One Command Instance Management With EC2 Fleets 2018-05-14T09:00:53+00:00

Cloud Month In Review – April 2018

2018-05-12T09:15:05+00:00

AWS is embracing new technologies and applying them as services that enrich users' cloud experience. Catch some of their innovations below. AWS Blockchain Templates Now Available AWS Blockchain templates were designed to make it much easier for users to get into the myriad of possibilities from this technology. Using a blockchain template, you may launch a public or private Ethereum or a private Hyperledger Fabric network almost instantly. The template will take care of configuring [...]

Cloud Month In Review – April 2018 2018-05-12T09:15:05+00:00

Amazon Web Services User Group – May 2018 Presentations

2018-05-11T17:07:35+00:00

Session 1: AWS Summit Review by PolarSeven - Darrell King followed by "Monitoring and Troubleshooting complex issues using Sumo Logic" with Nikhil Sing - Tektorch" https://youtu.be/_0Qx283oepw Session 2: AWS S3 Security: Your One Week Action Plan "Learn AWS S3 security best practices, automated remediation tips, and how to continuously monitor your bucket security to keep your data safe no matter how dynamic your cloud environment is." Presenter: Craig Dent, Consulting Engineer - Palo Alto Networks [...]

Amazon Web Services User Group – May 2018 Presentations 2018-05-11T17:07:35+00:00
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