Tag: News

Report from WordCamp Europe 2020: The Future of WordPress

Another year, another WordCamp. After 2016, 2017, and 2019, I am back with a report from WordCamp Europe 2020. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year, everything happened online. So, instead of some venue, this time around, the entire...

/ 23 June 2020

Celebrate the Birth of the Portrait Zoom: The New TAMRON 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (model A043)

For the first time ever, a dedicated portrait lens that allows you to zoom through various composition options as the creative alternatives zoom through your head. The versatile 35-150mm zoom range incorporates the 85mm focal length (optimum for portrait shooting)...

/ 27 June 2019

Doc Pop’s News Drop: WCEU 2019 and Plugin Madness

Doc Pop’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. [embedded content] In this week’s episode we talk about Think...

/ 31 March 2019
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Now Available – Five New Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances: M5, M5d, R5, R5d, and z1d

Today we are launching the five new EC2 bare metal instances that I promised you a few months ago. Your operating system runs on the underlying hardware and has direct access to the processor and other hardware. The instances are...

/ 14 February 2019
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New – Infrequent Access Storage Class for Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

Amazon Elastic File System lets you create petabyte-scale file systems that can be accessed in massively parallel fashion from hundreds or thousands of EC2 instances and on-premises servers, while scaling on demand without disrupting applications. Since the mid-2016 launch of...

/ 14 February 2019
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New – TLS Termination for Network Load Balancers

When you access a web site using the HTTPS protocol, a whole lot of interesting work (formally known as an SSL/TLS handshake) happens to create and maintain a secure communication channel. Your client (browser) and the web server work together...

/ 25 January 2019
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Amazon WorkLink – Secure, One-Click Mobile Access to Internal Websites and Applications

We want to make it easier for you and your colleagues to use your mobile devices to access internal corporate websites and applications. Our goal is to give your workforce controlled access to valuable intranet content while maintaining a strong...

/ 24 January 2019
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AWS Backup – Automate and Centrally Manage Your Backups

AWS gives you the power to easily and dynamically create file systems, block storage volumes, relational databases, NoSQL databases, and other resources that store precious data. You can create them on a moment’s notice as the need arises, giving you...

/ 17 January 2019
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Behind the Scenes & Under the Carpet – The CenturyLink Network that Powered AWS re:Invent 2018

If you are a long-time reader, you may have already figured out that I am fascinated by the behind-the-scenes and beneath-the-streets activities that enable and power so much of our modern world. For example, late last year I told you...

/ 17 January 2019
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New – Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB Compatibility): Fast, Scalable, and Highly Available

A glance at the AWS Databases page will show you that we offer an incredibly wide variety of databases, each one purpose-built to address a particular need! In order to help you build the coolest and most powerful applications, you...

/ 10 January 2019
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Western Digital HDD Simulation at Cloud Scale – 2.5 Million HPC Tasks, 40K EC2 Spot Instances

Earlier this month my colleague Bala Thekkedath published a story about Extreme Scale HPC and talked about how AWS customer Western Digital built a cloud-scale HPC cluster on AWS and used it to simulate crucial elements of upcoming head designs...

/ 9 January 2019
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Now Open – AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region

The AWS Region in Sweden that I promised you last year is now open and you can start using it today! The official name is Europe (Stockholm) and the API name is eu-north-1. This is our fifth region in Europe,...

/ 12 December 2018