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Amazon Web Services Reports That All GA Services Are Now GDPR Ready

by Alex Giamas Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 03, 2018

On May 25, 2018 European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect. AWS recently announced that all its generally available services now comply with the GDPR regulation. GDPR is the largest overhaul of data privacy regulations in the past 20 years. In this article we will cover the key changes in AWS and GDPR and what we have to do to become GDPR compliant.

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Inter-Region Virtual Private Cloud Peering in AWS

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

In a recent post on the AWS News Blog Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for AWS, explained the new Inter-Region Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) peering. At re:Invent November last year, Amazon launched the support for Inter-Region VPC peering. With this feature, AWS customers can establish communication for their resources running in different regions with each other using private IP addresses.

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Amazon Increases Network Bandwidth for EC2 Instances

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

Amazon announced it increased the bandwidth in all AWS regions for traffic between current-generation EC2 instances and the latest Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). With the increase, customers will be able to move data more efficiently. Furthermore, the increase will raise the networking bar among the public cloud providers.

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Amazon Releases a Unified AWS Auto Scaling Service across Cloud Applications

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

Amazon has released a new service, AWS Auto Scaling, which is built on top of existing, service specific, scaling features. AWS Auto Scaling can aid customers in monitoring their applications and automatically adjust capacity to maintain steady, and predictable performance. The service provides a unified scaling capability for cloud applications in AWS.

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AWS Streamlines Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Pricing Model and Operational Complexity

by Steffen Opel Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently introduced significant changes on how to request and operate Amazon EC2 spot instances, which can provide considerable cost savings. Users can now request spot instances without specifying a bidding price, spot prices are adjusted more gradually, and spot instances can also be stopped or hibernated and later resumed to further optimize interruptible workloads.

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Amazon Web Services New Region EU (Paris) Is Now Open for Business

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Amazon launches its 18th AWS Region in the Paris area to better serve their customers in and around France. This region will be the fourth in Europe after Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The French region, called the AWS EU (Paris) region, will provide customers the full stack of AWS services including compute, storage, networking, IoT, AI and serverless computing.

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Amazon Web Services Releases IoT Analytics in Preview

by Martin Abbott Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 17, 2017

At the recent re:Invent conference, Amazon announced a preview release of AWS IoT Analytics. The solution was presented during a few sessions at the event.

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Microsoft Updates Cosmos DB with Cassandra Support and Provides Better Availability Guarantees

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 15, 2017

Last month at Microsoft Connect 2017, Azure Cosmos DB received several new updates, including support for using the Cassandra NoSQL database API and increased guarantees for availability. With the Cassandra NoSQL database API, customers can run operations inside Cosmos DB on a data model. The availability guarantee moves from 99.99 percent to 99.999 percent.

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Amazon's Graph Database Neptune Supports Read Replicas, Point-in-Time Recovery and S3 Backup

by Srini Penchikala Follow 34 Followers on  Dec 11, 2017

Amazon's new graph NoSQL database Neptune can be used to build and run applications that work with highly connected datasets. It also supports read replicas, point-in-time recovery, continuous backup to Amazon S3, and replication across Availability Zones (AZ).

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Amazon Launches a New Message Broker Service in AWS

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017 2

At the recent re:Invent 2017, Amazon launched a new service called Amazon MQ, a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ; an open-sourced, enterprise-grade message broker compatible with most industry standard protocols.

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Chef Extends OpsWorks Capabilities in AWS

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 06, 2017

Chef has announced new capabilities to address application lifecycle control concerns in containers in AWS. New functionality includes Chef Automate with integrated compliance and builds on AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate announced in 2016. OpsWorks for Chef Automate provides a managed Chef server and suite of automation tools.

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Amazon Adds New Features to Its Rekognition Service

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 04, 2017

In a recent blog post, Amazon announced the addition of three new features to its Rekognition Service. These new features enable detection and recognition of text in images, face detection up to a hundred in a full picture, and real-time face recognition across ten million faces.

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Amazon GuardDuty: A Zero-Footprint Managed Threat Detection Service for AWS Accounts and Resources

by Daniel Bryant Follow 631 Followers on  Dec 03, 2017

At the AWS re:invent conference, the release of Amazon GuardDuty was announced - a managed threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious or unauthorised behaviour. The service can be centrally managed, is “zero footprint”, and remediation scripts or AWS Lambda functions can be configured to trigger automatically based on GuardDuty findings.

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AWS re:Invent Day 2 Keynote Announcements: Alexa for Business, Cloud9 IDE & AWS Lambda Enhancements

by Daniel Bryant Follow 631 Followers on  Dec 01, 2017

At the second keynote of the AWS re:invent 2017 conference, running in Las Vegas, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, took to the stage to announce several new product releases: Alexa for Business; AWS Cloud9 IDE; and multiple enhancements to the AWS Lambda service, including traffic shifting, the doubling of available RAM, and a pre-announcement of .NET Core 2 and Golang language support.

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AWS re:Invent 2017 ML and IoT Announcements: Amazon SageMaker, AWS DeepLens & IoT Device Manager

by Daniel Bryant Follow 631 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

At the AWS re:invent conference 2017, held in Las Vegas, USA, several new AWS machine learning (ML) and Internet of Things (IoT) products were released. Highlights include Amazon SageMaker - a fully-managed ML service that enables developers to “quickly build, train, and host ML models”; and IoT Device Manager - a service to securely onboard, monitor, and remotely manage IoT devices at scale.

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