Tag: News

New – Managed Databases for Amazon Lightsail

makes it easy for you to get started with AWS. You choose the operating system (and optional application) that you want to run, pick an instance plan, and create an instance, all in a matter of minutes. offers low, predictable pricing, with instance plans that include compute power, storage, and data transfer: Managed Databases Today […]

Doc Pop’s News Drop: A chat with Josh Pollock about React, Gutenberg, and his WordPress predictions

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. In this week’s News Drop we have an in-depth conversation with Josh Pollock about React, Gutenberg, and his predictions for WordPress. Josh is the founder/lead-developer …
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Doc Pop News Drop: GutenbergCloud and the Gutenberg Module for Drupal

Doc’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. At DrupalEurope, one of the largest Drupal conferences in the world, Per André Rønsen and Marco Fernandes announced a new Gutenberg module in the works. When …
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re:Invent 2018 – 55 Days to Go….

As I write this, there are just 55 calendar days until 2018. My colleagues and I are working flat-out to bring you the best possible learning experience and I want to give you a quick update on a couple of things… Transportation – Customer Obsession is the first Amazon Leadership Principle and we take your […]

Saving Koalas Using Genomics Research and Cloud Computing

Today is Save the Koala Day and a perfect time to to tell you about some noteworthy and ground-breaking research that was made possible by AWS Research Credits and the AWS Cloud. Five years ago, a research team led by Dr. Rebecca Johnson (Director of the Australian Museum Research Institute) set out to learn more […]

New – Parallel Query for Amazon Aurora

is a relational database that was designed to take full advantage of the abundance of networking, processing, and storage resources available in the cloud. While maintaining compatibility with MySQL and PostgreSQL on the user-visible side, Aurora makes use of a modern, purpose-built distributed storage system under the covers. Your data is striped across hundreds of […]

AWS Data Transfer Price Reductions – Up to 34% (Japan) and 28% (Australia)

I’ve got good news for AWS customers who make use of our and Regions. Effective September 1, 2018 we are reducing prices for data transfer from , , and by up to 34% in Japan and 28% in Australia. EC2 and S3 Data Transfer Here are the new prices for data transfer from EC2 and S3 […]

New – AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance

connects your on-premises applications to AWS storage services such as , , and . It runs in your existing virtualized environment and is visible to your applications and your client operating systems as a file share, a local block volume, or a virtual tape library. The resulting hybrid storage model gives our customers the ability […]

New – AWS Systems Manager Session Manager for Shell Access to EC2 Instances

It is a very interesting time to be a corporate IT administrator. On the one hand, developers are talking about (and implementing) an idyllic future where infrastructure as code, and treating servers and other resources as cattle. On the other hand, legacy systems still must be treated as pets, set up and maintained by hand […]

AWS – Ready for the Next Storm

As I have shared in the past (AWS – Ready to Weather the Storm) we take extensive precautions to help ensure that AWS will remain operational in the face of hurricanes, storms, and other natural disasters. With Hurricane Florence heading for the east coast of the United States, I thought it would be a good […]

Amazon AppStream 2.0 – New Application Settings Persistence and a Quick Launch Recap

Amazon AppStream 2.0 gives you access to Windows desktop applications through a web browser. Thousands of AWS customers, including SOLIDWORKS, Siemens, and MathWorks are already using AppStream 2.0 to deliver applications to their customers. Today I would like to bring you up to date on some recent additions to AppStream 2.0, wrapping up with a […]

CentOS Pulse Newsletter, September 2018 (#1804)

Dear CentOS enthusiast, Here’s what’s been happening in the past month at CentOS Releases and Updates The following releases and updates happened in August. For each update, the given URL provides the upstream notes about

Chat with the Alexa Prize Finalists Today

The Alexa Prize is an annual competition designed to spur academic research and development in the field of conversational artificial intelligence. This year, students are working to build socialbots that can engage in a fun, high-quality conversation on popular societal topics for up to 20 minutes. In order to succeed at this task, the teams […]

In the Works – Amazon RDS on VMware

Database administrators spend a lot of time provisioning hardware, installing and patching operating systems and databases, and managing backups. All of this undifferentiated heavy lifting keeps the lights on but often takes time away from higher-level efforts that have a higher return on investment. For many years, has taken care of this heavy lifting, and […]

New – Over-the-Air (OTA) Updates for Amazon FreeRTOS

is an operating system for the microcontrollers that power connected devices such as appliances, fitness trackers, industrial sensors, smart utility meters, security systems, and the like. Designed for use in small, low-powered devices, Amazon FreeRTOS extends the FreeRTOS kernel with libraries for communication with cloud services such as AWS IoT Core and with more powerful […]

Amazon DynamoDB – Features to Power Your Enterprise

I first told you about in early 2012, and said: We want you to think big, to dream big dreams, and to envision (and then build) data-intensive applications that can scale from zero users up to tens or hundreds of millions of users before you know it. We want you to succeed, and we don’t […]

Amazon Lightsail Update – More Instance Sizes and Price Reductions

Amazon Lightsail gives you access to the power of AWS, with the simplicity of a VPS (Virtual Private Server). You choose a configuration from a menu and launch a virtual machine (an instance) preconfigured with SSD-based storage, DNS management, and a static IP address. You can use Linux or Windows, and can even choose between […]

New T3 Instances – Burstable, Cost-Effective Performance

We launched the t1.micro instance type in 2010, and followed up with the first of the T2 instances (micro, small, and medium) in 2014, more sizes in 2015 (nano) and 2016 (xlarge and 2xlarge), and unlimited bursting last year. Today we are launching T3 instances in twelve regions. These general-purpose instances are even more cost-effective […]

Daily Berminal Brief (8/15/18): Crypto Markets Rally Following Downturn

The State of the Market: Cryptocurrency prices finally saw a day of green today, following weeks of a relentless market downturn. The recovery was led by Ethereum (ETH) which saw a 10% increase up to

AWS IoT Device Defender Now Available – Keep Your Connected Devices Safe

I was cleaning up my home office over the weekend and happened upon a network map that I created in 1997. Back then my fully wired network connected 5 PCs and two printers. Today, with all of my children grown up and out of the house, we are down to 2 PCs. However, our home […]