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 cases, many customers have told us that they have additional workloads that would benefit from increased peak performance and lower Read more about New EC2 T4g Instances – Burstable Performance Powered by AWS Graviton2 – Try Them for Free[…]

AWS Named as a Cloud Leader for the 10th Consecutive Year in Gartner’s Infrastructure & Platform Services Magic Quadrant

At AWS, we strive to provide you a technology platform that allows for agile development, rapid deployment, and unlimited scale, so that you can free up your resources to focus on innovation for your customers. It’s greatly rewarding to see our efforts recognized not just by our customers, but also by leading analysts. This year, Gartner announced Read more about AWS Named as a Cloud Leader for the 10th Consecutive Year in Gartner’s Infrastructure & Platform Services Magic Quadrant[…]

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 of AWS services in the zone. Local Zones are attached to parent regions – in this case US Read more about Announcing a second Local Zone in Los Angeles[…]

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 launch of Elastic Volumes in 2017) change it later. Over the years, we have increased Read more about New EBS Volume Type (io2) – 100x Higher Durability and 10x More IOPS/GiB[…]

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 within technical communities worldwide and their efforts are greatly appreciated. Today we are excited to introduce Read more about Announcing the newest AWS Heroes – August 2020[…]

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 (Exploring Quantum Computing with Amazon Web Services), and Volkswagen have been using Amazon Braket to explore and gain experience with quantum computing. I Read more about Amazon Braket – Go Hands-On with Quantum Computing[…]

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 applications that can benefit from ultra-low latency. In the time since the announcement we have been Read more about AWS Wavelength Zones Are Now Open in Boston & San Francisco[…]

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 of Amazon GuardDuty. This expands GuardDuty threat detection coverage beyond workloads and AWS accounts to also help you protect your Read more about New – Using Amazon GuardDuty to Protect Your S3 Buckets[…]

Announcing the New AWS Community Builders Program!

We continue to be amazed by the enthusiasm for AWS knowledge sharing in technical communities. Many experienced AWS advocates are passionate about helping others build on AWS by sharing their challenges, success stories, and code. Others who are newer to AWS are showing a similar enthusiasm for community building and are asking how they can Read more about Announcing the New AWS Community Builders Program![…]

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 region with a third Availability Zone (AZ) in May 2019. Now AWS has thousands of Read more about Now Open – Fourth Availability Zone in the AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region[…]