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Route 53 Enhancements

Route 53 Enhancements

Providing a highly scalable Domain Name Service (DNS), Amazon Route 53 can connect user requests to several AWS service infrastructures, including EC2 instances, load balancers, and S3 buckets. AWS has implemented health checks before, but they have now added two new types: calculated health checks and latency checks. For calculated health checks, you can now combine several health check results into a […]

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Amazon EMR 4.1.0 Released

Amazon Elastic MapReduce makes it easy and cost-effective to run and manage vast amounts of data. It simplifies distributed data processing frameworks, allowing you to distribute data across scalable EC2 instances. AWS takes this service one step further with the release of version 4.1.0. This new version introduces several new features: Spark 1.5.0 – upgrading from Spark 1.4.1, this service now […]

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AWS CloudTrail: Encryption & Log File Integrity Verification

AWS CloudTrail: Encryption & Log File Integrity Verification

AWS CloudTrail records your API calls and provides log files for verification and auditing purposes. AWS is enhancing this service by supporting two new features: Encryption for SSE-KMS and Log File Integrity Validation. CloudTrail saves your log files in an S3 bucket which is encrypted with Server Side Encryption (SSE). You can further secure that bucket by encrypting it with […]

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7 Sci-fi Technologies Made Real by the Cloud

7 Sci-fi Technologies Made Real by the Cloud

Ever since Back to the Future Day happened last October, people have been comparing how well our current technology matched up with our last century’s expectations. While our prototypes for hoverboards, flying cars, and self-lacing Nikes are still looking far behind from what we hoped they would be, we have made incredible strides in IT that just 20 years ago […]

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EC2 Update – Scalable Run Command

EC2 Update – Scalable Run Command

AWS has updated its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service with a new Run command that lets you easily manage your instances, no matter how many they are. Run works on all Windows instances through the pre-installed EC2Config. This powerful feature lets you do a variety of actions such as install third party software, manage local groups and users, restart a […]

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AWS Workspaces Supports BYOL, Chromebooks, Encryption

Amazon Workspaces allows you to gives users to access documents and other files using their own supported machines and mobile devices. Now, Workspaces has been upgraded with the following new features: You may now bring your own Windows license to Workspaces. This means you can run Windows 7 OS on your own dedicated machine. Please note that there are some […]

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How to Build your Business on the Internet of Things

How to Build your Business on the Internet of Things

The recent AWS re:Invent convention gave us great insight on what’s next for the IT industry. The message is very clear: get ready for the Internet of Things. IoT refers to the technology wherein objects can gather and send usage data through a network of sensors, software, and wireless technology. It’s not just you who goes online anymore—it can be anything. […]

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AWS CTO Werner Vogels Introduces More Upcoming Services

Things get even more exciting as the re:Invent second keynote speaker, AWS Chief Technical Officer Dr. Werner Vogels, announces additional new services. EC2 Instance Update — X1 and T2.Nano Later this year, AWS is releasing two new types of EC2 instances to service clients who require high memory processors and those who have very modest needs. The X1 type features […]

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AWS as Alternative to Windows Server 2003

AWS as Alternative to Windows Server 2003

With Microsoft ending its support of its own Windows Server 2003 back in July 2015, users still running critical operations on this OS are left with little choice but to find alternatives. A conservative estimate puts 10 million still running on 2003. Migration is a significant challenge to many organizations, but AWS can help. Here are some options for clients who […]

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AWS Senior VP Andy Jassy Announces New Services

Coming out of the recent AWS Global Partner Summit (re:Invent), we received some exciting news from Amazon Web Services Senior VP Andy Jassy: AWS is adding several new services to its growing collection. Here’s a preview of just some of these additions: Amazon QuickSight A powerful business analytics tool that can gather data from many sources to create faster analytics, all […]

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