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AWS Releases Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS)

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 13, 2018 1

In 2017 at re:Invent, AWS previewed a Kubernetes-based container service. Now six months later, the Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) is generally available. It joins a crowded space of managed Kubernetes cloud services, each offering different functionality and deployment locations.

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AWS Adds Scale-Friendly Network Load Balancer to its Arsenal

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

AWS expanded the Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) service with a new product catered to high-performing applications. The Network Load Balancer is a Layer 4 TCP component designed to handle bursts of traffic and millions of requests per second.

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Amazon Lex Now Generally Available to Enable Conversational Interfaces

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Amazon Lex, the platform behind Amazon Alexa, is now generally available to create voice-powered chatbots and mobile, web, and desktop apps.

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Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) Gains FIFO Queues

by Steffen Opel Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 31, 2016

Amazon's Simple Queue Service (SQS) recently gained FIFO (first-in, first-out) queues, which are designed to "guarantee that messages are processed exactly once, in the order that they are sent, and without duplicates". AWS rolled out this new queue type in the US East (Ohio) and US West (Oregon) regions and "plans to make it available in many others in early 2017".

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AWS re:Invent Recap

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Dec 04, 2016

At their annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS unleashed a flurry of announcements about upcoming cloud services. Amazon outlined over two dozen new capabilities coming to the public cloud, including directly querying data in S3 object storage, building code as part of deployment pipelines, provisioning cheap virtual private servers, and moving data in bulk, ETL-style.

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Amazon Announces AWS Shield for DDoS Protection

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Dec 03, 2016

At the recent re:Invent 2016 event, Amazon announced a new service called AWS Shield, which provides customers with protection from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. This announcement comes just over a month after Amazon was impacted by a DDoS attack on a DNS provider that Amazon used, Dynamic Network Services (Dyn).

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Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) Gains Worldwide SMS Delivery

by Steffen Opel Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 31, 2016

Amazon's Simple Notification Service (SNS) recently gained worldwide SMS delivery and can now be used in five additional Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions. AWS also added several new features such as opt-out management, direct publishing, delivery status monitoring, and spending limits.

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A Sample Serverless Microservice Architecture from Autodesk

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 19, 2016

In the webcast entitled "What's Better Than Microservices? Serverless Microservices," Alan Williams (Autodesk), Asha Chakrabarty (Amazon) and Alan Ho (Apigee) discuss the architecture of a serverless microservice built with lambda functions with Apigee end-points running on AWS.

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AWS Adds Multi-Cloud Scripting to EC2 Run Command Feature

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 12, 2016

In late 2015, AWS unveiled the EC2 Run Command feature. It gave operators a single interface for running administrative tasks across a fleet of AWS servers. In June of this year, AWS expanded the scope of the feature to work with servers located in other clouds or data centers.

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AWS Launches Massive X1 Instances Targeting High Memory Workloads

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  May 30, 2016

AWS recently added a new instance type with nearly 2 terabytes of memory and 128 virtual CPUs. This is the largest virtual server available today in the public cloud, and is a target for memory-intensive workloads such as SAP HANA.

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Dropbox Develops Magic Pocket, Moves Away From AWS

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 26, 2016

On March 14, 2016 Dropbox discussed their migration away from AWS on their blog. The blog post recounts all of the recent activities that have allowed them to achieve their goal of serving 90% of all user data exclusively from their own data centers. The project, named “Magic Pocket”, called for in-house developed software and hardware to be built to support their customer needs.

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AWS Launches Relational Database Migration Service

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 26, 2016

After a brief beta period that saw customers migrate more than 1,000 on-premises databases to the cloud, AWS formally released their Database Migration Service. This on-demand cloud service supports live migration scenarios, and customers who wish to switch their database platform as part of the migration can do so, thanks to a free schema conversion tool.

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How Cloud-Based Development Makes AutoScout24 More Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Feb 08, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Erik Doernenburg and Philipp Garbe from AutoScout24 about what made them decide to switch to the cloud and which benefits they expected, and how they manage computing resources using the cloud. InfoQ also asked them to give some examples showing how the cloud helps to deploy DevOps and to explain why teams are interested in working in an agile way and are eager to try new things.

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Amazon Announces AWS Region in Canada

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Jan 30, 2016

Following the recent news about its South Korea region reaching general availability, Amazon has announced its plans to enter the Canadian market in 2016.

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Introducing Amazon Inspector

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 29, 2015

At the recent Re:Invent conference, Amazon announced a new security assessment and compliance service. The service is called Amazon Inspector and is currently in preview.

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