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New EC2 T4g Instances – Burstable Performance Powered by AWS Graviton2 – Try Them for Free

Two years ago Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) T3 instances were first made available, offering a very cost effective way to run general purpose workloads. While current T3 instances offer sufficient compute performance for many use…
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Announcing a second Local Zone in Los Angeles

In December 2019, Jeff Barr published this post announcing the launch of a new Local Zone in Los Angeles, California. A Local Zone extends existing AWS regions closer to end-users, providing single-digit millisecond latency to a subset…
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New EBS Volume Type (io2) – 100x Higher Durability and 10x More IOPS/GiB

We launched EBS Volumes with Provisioned IOPS way back in 2012. These volumes are a great fit for your most I/O-hungry and latency-sensitive applications because you can dial in the level of performance that you need, and then (with the…
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Announcing the newest AWS Heroes – August 2020

The AWS Heroes program recognizes a select few individuals who go above and beyond to share AWS knowledge and teach others about AWS, all while helping make building AWS skills accessible to many. These leaders have an incredible impact…
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Amazon Braket – Go Hands-On with Quantum Computing

Last year I told you about Amazon Braket and explained the basics of quantum computing, starting from qubits and progressing to quantum circuits. During the preview, AWS customers such as Enel, Fidelity, and Volkswagen have been using…
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AWS Wavelength Zones Are Now Open in Boston & San Francisco

We announced AWS Wavelength at AWS re:Invent 2019. As a quick recap, we have partnered with multiple 5G telecommunication providers to embed AWS hardware and software in their datacenters. The goal is to allow developers to build and deliver…
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New – Using Amazon GuardDuty to Protect Your S3 Buckets

As we anticipated in this post, the anomaly and threat detection for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) activities that was previously available in Amazon Macie has now been enhanced and reduced in cost by over 80% as part…
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Now Open – Fourth Availability Zone in the AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region

South Korea is considered the most wired country in the world with an internet penetration rate of 96%, according to Pew Research Center. To meet high customer demand, AWS launched our Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region in 2016 and expanded the…
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AWS IoT SiteWise – Now Generally Available

At AWS re:Invent 2018, we announced AWS IoT SiteWise in preview which is a fully managed AWS IoT service that you can use to collect, organize, and analyze data from industrial equipment at scale.Getting performance metrics from industrial…
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AWS Well-Architected Framework – Updated White Papers, Tools, and Best Practices

We want to make sure that you are designing and building AWS-powered applications in the best possible way. Back in 2015 we launched AWS Well-Architected to make sure that you have all of the information that you need to do this right.…