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Amazon Aurora Update: Encryption at Rest

Amazon Aurora Update: Encryption at Rest

Amazon Aurora, AWS’s MySQL-compatible relational database engine, is as simple and cost-effective to use as any open-source database, yet still matches the speed and power of any commercial one. As one’s databases grow, security becomes even more of a priority. To that end, AWS has made it easier to encrypt data stored in Aurora. Known as “encryption at rest”, this feature lets you […]

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AWS Complete & Customizable Cost-Usage Reports

AWS Complete & Customizable Cost-Usage Reports

To help understand one’s usage and corresponding costs, AWS has launched a brand new set of reports to provide a comprehensive view of one’s usage and pricing of products. You may generate a customizable CSV-format report in the Management Console, under the Billing & Cost Management screen. You can then select what data you want to include in the report […]

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CloudTrail Updates—Multi-trails and All Regions

CloudTrail Updates—Multi-trails and All Regions

AWS CloudTrail lets you monitor activity across all APIs in your account, making it easy for you to determine which API user made a call and what call was used. AWS has made CloudTrail even more useful with two updates: turn on CloudTrail for all regions and support for multiple trails. All Regions Formerly, users had to turn on CloudTrail […]

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AWS EC2 Update – Run Command for Linux

AWS EC2 Update – Run Command for Linux

The EC2 Run Command was designed for a number of actions, including software installation, ad hoc scripts or MS PowerShell commands, and editing Windows Update settings. As promised by AWS, the same Run Command is now available for Linux users as well. The Run Command lets you do administration tasks for EC2 instances easily and securely, no matter how many […]

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EC2 Update – Protect Instances from Termination

EC2 Update – Protect Instances from Termination

Autoscaling is a means to scale a group of AWS EC2 instances up and down according to your specifications—extremely useful and cost-effective when the demand for these processes is dynamic. As such, AWS has provided an additional layer of protection for your EC2 instances. You may now set certain instances to be protected from automatic termination. Previously, if you take no […]

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AWS Managed Network Address Translation Gateway

AWS Managed Network Address Translation Gateway

The AWS Virtual Private Cloud lets you isolate a portion of the AWS Cloud for your own private use. Inside the VPC you can define your own IP address range, subnets, route tables, and many other configurations. One challenging aspect with the VPC is that when EC2 instances inside a private VPC need to connect to the Internet, they must […]

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7 Reasons That Can Convince your CFO to Invest in the Cloud

7 Reasons That Can Convince your CFO to Invest in the Cloud

  Say that you’re sure that, yes, cloud computing is the best way for your company to go. Yet you still have to convince the C-level management about your cause—particularly the Chief Financial Officer. According to Gartner, the CFO authorizes 26% of IT investments. A further 42% of IT organizations report to the CFO. If it’s the CFO’s ears you […]

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Amazon RDS Enhanced Monitoring

Amazon RDS Enhanced Monitoring

Aiming to build a relational database? Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a great tool that makes it very simple to set up, run, scale, and maintain one. Since AWS takes care of the details of database management for you, you can simply focus on running your business. To give even more value to an already powerful tool, AWS has […]

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EC2 Update — VM Import Options

EC2 has two specialized tools to help customers import their own virtual machines in to AWS VM Import/Export and AWS Management Portal for vCenter. With these services, customers don’t have to worry about using their existing virtual machines. AWS has further improved these tools by providing support for more operating systems. You may now import VMs from: SUSE/SLES 11-12 Oracle […]

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AWS EC2 Price Reduction and Update

AWS EC2 Price Reduction and Update

To ring in the New Year, AWS is happy to announce that prices have been reduced for EC2 instances. This is the 51st price reduction since AWS began. AWS has lowered the On-Demand, Reserved and Dedicated host prices for C4, M4, and R3 type of instances. For C4 and M4 running Linux, price reduction is by 5% for US, Europe, […]

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