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Amazon CloudWatch High-Resolution Custom Metrics

Amazon CloudWatch High-Resolution Custom Metrics

Launched in 2009, Amazon CloudWatch has proven an integral service for monitoring one’s use of AWS resources and applications. Its own custom metrics functionality lets you create your own business and application metrics, see them in graph format, and kick off actions using Amazon CloudWatch Alarms. With the rise of high-demand applications such as streaming videos, running flash sales, and […]

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Amazon Kinesis Streams Adds Server-side Encryption

Amazon Kinesis Streams Adds Server-side Encryption

Amazon Kinesis Streams is a service that lets you build applications that read, aggregate, analyze, and store data from streaming data sources. This may be social media devices, market data feeds, web clickstream, or logs from your data infrastructure. Amazon Kinesis Streams also let you process data in parallel. As such, you can have several AWS services (e.g. EC2, Lambda, […]

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EC2 Auto Scaling Uses Target Tracking Policies

EC2 Auto Scaling Uses Target Tracking Policies

 AWS has previously released an Application Auto Scaling model that automates capacity management for DynamoDB tables. One feature of this model is target tracking. Each Auto Scaling policy with target tracking requires that you choose a target value for a CloudWatch metric. Auto Scaling will then drive the metric towards this specified target and simultaneously adjust CloudWatch alarms. This is […]

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Cloud Month in Review – June 2017

Cloud Month in Review – June 2017

This month, AWS improves old services and introduces brand new ones too. Amazon Lightsail and Cloud Directory Updates Amazon Lightsail lets customers easily launch Virtual Private Servers in the AWS cloud. You simply pay $5 monthly and AWS takes care of the rest of the details for you. Amazon Lightsail recently introduced its very own global console. This console lets […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces Introduces Power Bundle

Amazon WorkSpaces Introduces Power Bundle

 AWS doubles down on Amazon WorkSpaces with their new Power Bundle. To answer customer demands for more resources, AWS is giving users the option to have workstation-class machine: 4 vCPUs 16 Gig of RAM 275 Gig of storage (distributed to 175 G for system volume and 100 G for the user) This is perfect for developers and analysts who require high-end […]

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Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Now Available

Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Now Available

 Previously introduced earlier this year, Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is a fully-managed caching service for DynamoDB tables. DAX returns cached messages in mere millisecond, letting you speed up your DynamoDB applications. This makes it very useful for read-intensive workloads. No need to manage your own patches, clusters, faults, and replications. The service does it all for you. Just create your […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces Managed Device Authentication

Amazon WorkSpaces is AWS’s cloud-based desktop service, letting you work and collaborate from anywhere in the world. This means you can bring your own device (BYOD) such as laptops, tablets, or mobile phones. Sometimes, however, admins need to manage these devices for compliance or security purposes. Which is why Amazon WorkSpaces will now have device authentication. You may issue digital […]

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AWS Greengrass Now Available

AWS Greengrass Now Available

 If you need to collect and process data out in an area with a slow or unsteady internet connection, AWS Greengrass can be a godsend. AWS Greengrass allows you to program in AWS using even simple devices while out in the field. AWS Greengrass works using AWS IoT and AWS Lambda and provides access to other AWS services.  AWS SDK […]

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Amazon Lightsail and Cloud Directory Updates

Amazon Lightsail and Cloud Directory Updates

 AWS continues to improve its services, and has done so once again for Amazon Lightsail and Cloud Directory. Amazon Lightsail lets customers easily launch Virtual Private Servers in the AWS cloud. You simply pay $5 monthly and AWS takes care of the rest of the details for you. Now, Amazon Lightsail is introducing its very own global console. This console […]

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Amazon EBS Adds Cost Allocation

Amazon EBS Adds Cost Allocation

Amazon EBS provides a great option that lets you create persistent, low-latency block storage for all your EC2 instances. It comes with the ability to create snapshot backups of your EBS volume. Another useful service is Amazon Billing and Cost Management, which lets you easily track your spending in AWS. It provides Cost allocation tags that you can use to […]

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