Amazon ECS supports a native integration with Amazon EBS volumes for data-intensive workloads

Today we are announcing that Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) supports an integration with Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), making it easier to run a wider range of data processing workloads. You can provision Amazon EBS storage for your ECS tasks running on AWS Fargate and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) without Read more about Amazon ECS supports a native integration with Amazon EBS volumes for data-intensive workloads[…]

AWS Weekly Roundup — AWS Lambda, AWS Amplify, Amazon OpenSearch Service, Amazon Rekognition, and more — December 18, 2023

My memories of Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2023 are still fresh even when I’m currently wrapping up my activities in Jakarta after participating in AWS Community Day Indonesia. It was a great experience, from delivering chalk talks and having thoughtful discussions with AWS service teams, to meeting with AWS Heroes, AWS Community Builders, and Read more about AWS Weekly Roundup — AWS Lambda, AWS Amplify, Amazon OpenSearch Service, Amazon Rekognition, and more — December 18, 2023[…]

New – Amazon EBS Snapshot Lock

You can now lock individual Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) snapshots in order to enforce better compliance with your data retention policies. Locked snapshots cannot be deleted until the lock is expired or released, giving you the power to keep critical backups safe from accidental or malicious deletion, including ransomware attacks. The Need for Read more about New – Amazon EBS Snapshot Lock[…]

AWS Weekly Roundup – CloudFront security dashboard, EBS snapshots improvements, and more – November 13, 2023

This week, it was really difficult to choose what to recap here because, as we’re getting closer to AWS re:Invent, service teams are delivering new capabilities at an incredible pace. Last week’s launchesHere are some of the launches that caught my attention last week: Amazon Aurora – Aurora MySQL zero-ETL integration with Amazon Redshift is Read more about AWS Weekly Roundup – CloudFront security dashboard, EBS snapshots improvements, and more – November 13, 2023[…]

New – Block Public Sharing of Amazon EBS Snapshots

You now have the ability to disable public sharing of new, and optionally existing, Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) snapshots on a per-region, per-account basis. This provides you with another level of protection against accidental or inadvertent data leakage. EBS Snapshot Review You have had the power to create EBS snapshots since the launch Read more about New – Block Public Sharing of Amazon EBS Snapshots[…]

New – Create application-consistent snapshots using Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager and custom scripts

Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager now supports the use of pre-snapshot and post-snapshot scripts embedded in AWS Systems Manager documents. You can use these scripts to ensure that Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) snapshots created by Data Lifecycle Manager are application-consistent. Scripts can pause and resume I/O operations, flush buffered data to EBS volumes, and Read more about New – Create application-consistent snapshots using Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager and custom scripts[…]

New – NVMe Reservations for Amazon Elastic Block Store io2 Volumes

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) io2 and io2 Block Express volumes now support storage fencing using NVMe reservations. As I learned while writing this post, storage fencing is used to regulate access to storage for a compute or database cluster, ensuring that just one host in the cluster has permission to write to the Read more about New – NVMe Reservations for Amazon Elastic Block Store io2 Volumes[…]

AWS Weekly Roundup: Farewell EC2-Classic, EBS at 15 Years, and More (Sept. 4, 2023)

Last week, there was some great reading about Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) written by AWS tech leaders. Dr. Werner Vogels wrote Farewell EC2-Classic, it’s been swell, celebrating the 17 years of loyal duty of the original version that started what we now know as cloud computing. Read more about AWS Weekly Roundup: Farewell EC2-Classic, EBS at 15 Years, and More (Sept. 4, 2023)[…]

AWS Week in Review – October 3, 2022

This post is part of our Week in Review series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS! A new week and a new month just started. Curious which were the most significant AWS news from the previous seven days? I got you covered with this post. Last Read more about AWS Week in Review – October 3, 2022[…]

A Decade of Ever-Increasing Provisioned IOPS for Amazon EBS

Progress is often best appreciated in retrospect. It is often the case that a steady stream of incremental improvements over a long period of time ultimately adds up to a significant level of change. Today, ten years after we first launched the Provisioned IOPS feature for Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), I strongly believe that Read more about A Decade of Ever-Increasing Provisioned IOPS for Amazon EBS[…]