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AWS Release Example EC2 Container Service Scheduler Driver for Mesos

by Daniel Bryant on  Feb 14, 2015

Amazon Web Services (AWS) have released an open source proof of concept scheduler driver that demonstrated how the Apache Mesos cluster manager could be integrated with the Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) preview.

Amazon CloudWatch Supports JSON Logs and Integrates AWS CloudTrail

by Steffen Opel on  Feb 12, 2015

Shortly after releasing the AWS CloudTrail Processing Library (CPL), Amazon Web Services has also integrated AWS CloudTrail with Amazon CloudWatch Logs to enable alarms and respective "notifications from CloudWatch, triggered by specific API activity captured by CloudTrail". The implied support for monitoring JSON-formatted logs has recently been officially released as well.

Amazon DynamoDB gets Online Indexing and Reserved Capacity Improvements

by Janakiram MSV on  Feb 01, 2015

Amazon DynamoDB, the NoSQL database service of AWS now supports online indexing. Along with this, customers can now buy reserved capacity for long term usage.

AWS Release Experimental AWS SDK for the Go Programming Language

by Daniel Bryant on  Feb 01, 2015

Amazon Web Services (AWS) have released an experimental Go programming language AWS SDK via their AWS Labs Github account, which currently supports 43 AWS services including EC2, S3 and RDS.

Amazon EC2 Gains Two-Minute Warning for Spot Instance Termination

by Steffen Opel on  Jan 31, 2015

Amazon EC2 recently gained two-minute warnings before Spot Instances are reclaimed, a feature "formally known as a Spot Instance Termination Notice". The goal is to "allow more types of applications to benefit from the scale and low price of Spot Instances" by giving them time to save state, upload log files, or deregister from other components such as load balancers or cluster managers.

Amazon Adds Managed Email and Calendaring Service to AWS Portfolio

by Janakiram MSV on  Jan 28, 2015

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon WorkMail, a managed business email and calendaring service.

EMRFS Brings Consistency to Amazon S3

by Jérôme Serrano on  Jan 27, 2015

Amazon recently announced EMRFS, an implementation of HDFS that allows EMR clusters to use S3 with a stronger consistency model. When enabled, this new feature keeps track of operations performed on S3 and provides list consistency, delete consistency and read-after-write-consistency, for any cluster created with Amazon Machine Image (AMI) version 3.2.1 or greater.

AWS Release EC2 Auto Recovery Feature in US East Region

by Daniel Bryant on  Jan 22, 2015

AWS released a new EC2 auto recovery feature in the US East (N. Virgina) region, which is designed to increase instance availability by automatically recovering supported instances when a system impairment is detected.

Kappa: Simplifying AWS Lambda Deployments

by Daniel Bryant on  Jan 15, 2015

Mitch Garnaat has created a command line tool named Kappa that facilitates the deployment of ‘Lambda functions’ to AWS Lambda, a compute service that runs code in response to events and automatically manages the associated compute resources.

Canonical Launches “Snappy” Ubuntu Core on Multiple Public Cloud Providers

by Daniel Bryant on  Jan 12, 2015

Canonical has released the beta version of “snappy” Ubuntu Core, a lightweight and cloud-optimised version of Ubuntu Linux, on Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine and Amazon Web Services.

AWS OpsWorks now Supports Existing EC2 Instances and On-Premises Servers

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 11, 2014

AWS OpsWorks, the DevOps service from Amazon can be used for managing existing EC2 instances and on-premises servers running within the data center.

The Future of 3D Printing According to Love and Robots’ CCO

by Alex Giamas on  Dec 08, 2014

Shortly after winning the ESB Spark of Genius award at the Dublin Web Summit I had the pleasure of interviewing Aoibheann O’Daly, Chief Communications Officer at Love & Robots. We discuss on her take on 3d printing and the future of 3d printing industry.

Amazon releases AWS Key Management Service

by Chris Swan on  Dec 05, 2014

At their re:invent 2014 show Amazon launched AWS Key Management Service (KMS), “a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys”. At launch the service supported EBS, S3 and Redshift. Additional support for Elastic Transcoder was added in late November.

Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance Model Gets Simplified

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 03, 2014

AWS has simplified the pricing model for Amazon EC2 reserved instances. It has replaced the utilization based pricing model with a simpler model to buy reserved capacity.

Amazon Zocalo Supports Larger Files and Native Mobile Clients

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 20, 2014

AWS has added Android and iOS mobile clients to Amazon Zocalo. It now supports file sizes up to 5TB.

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