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Exactly How to Plan for a Full Year of Working Abroad

Make a list, check it twice.

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 […]

Tech 101: What is WordPress?

Everything you ever wanted to know about WordPress, and then some!

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 […]

Learn about AWS – October AWS Online Tech Talks

AWS Online Tech Talks are live, online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels. Join us this month to learn about AWS services and solutions. We’ll have experts online to help answer any questions you may have. Featured this month, check out the webinars under AR/VR, End-User Computing, Industry Solutions. Also, […]

Saving Koalas Using Genomics Research and Cloud Computing

Today is Save the Koala Day and a perfect time 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 about […]

Now Available – Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances with 6, 9, and 12 TB of Memory, Perfect for SAP HANA

The Altair 8800 computer that I built in 1977 had just 4 kilobytes of memory. Today I was able to use an EC2 instance with 12 terabytes (12 tebibytes to be exact) of memory, almost 4 billion times as much! The new Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances let you take advantage of other AWS services […]

Meet the Newest AWS Heroes (September 2018 Edition)

AWS Heroes are passionate AWS enthusiasts who use their extensive knowledge to teach others about all things AWS across a range of mediums. Many Heroes eagerly share knowledge online via forums, social media, or blogs; while others lead AWS User Groups or organize AWS Community Day events. Their extensive efforts to spread AWS knowledge have […]

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 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 […]

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 […]