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20Jun 2018

Starting today, you can create and co-author Microsoft Office files in real time in the Amazon WorkDocs web application using collaborative editing powered by Hancom Thinkfree Office Online. Users can now create new documents, worksheets, and presentations, share with co-workers, and have them make changes to files directly from a web browser. Users can also collaboratively edit Microsoft Office files from the WorkDocs web application using Hancom Thinkfree Office Online. 

20Jun 2018

Amazon Sumerian is now available in six new AWS regions: North America (Montreal), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and EU (Paris). This expands the number of AWS regions where Sumerian is available to 15. Please visit the AWS region table for more information.  

19Jun 2018

With AWS Elemental MediaLive, you can now select reserved pricing for inputs and outputs directly from the AWS Management Console or via the AWS Elemental MediaLive API. This means it is easy to choose the pricing model that works best for your live channel; On-Demand pricing or Reserved pricing with a 12-month commitment are available. To learn more, visit the AWS Elemental MediaLive pricing page.

19Jun 2018

Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation. Neural machine translation is a form of language translation automation that uses deep learning models to deliver more accurate translation than traditional statistical and rule-based translation algorithms. This service API is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, Amazon’s isolated cloud region built for sensitive data and regulated workloads. 

19Jun 2018

The AWS Storage Gateway service added the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to File Gateway, enabling file-based applications developed for Microsoft Windows to easily store and access objects in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). With File Gateway, applications can now store files as objects in Amazon S3 using SMB versions 2 and 3, as well as Network File System (NFS) versions 3 and 4.1. You can control access to File Gateway SMB file shares and objects using your corporate Active Directory (AD) domains, or you can use authenticated guest access. File Gateway caches your most recently used data locally, providing on-premises applications with low-latency access. File Gateway simplifies moving data to Amazon S3, supporting hybrid object-based workloads, such as machine learning and big data analytics, as well as backup and data archival in Amazon S3.

19Jun 2018

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports PostgreSQL minor versions 10.3, 9.6.8, 9.5.12, 9.4.17, and 9.3.22 in the AWS GovCloud (US) region. This release fixes PostgreSQL security vulnerabilities included in current and previous minor releases by the PostgreSQL community and contains additional bug fixes and improvements.

With this update, we have also added support for the ‘amcheck’ extension to verify the logical consistency of the structure of indexes in PostgreSQL version 10.3; pg_hint_plan extension has been upgraded to 1.2.2 in PostgreSQL 9.6.8; and PLV8 extension has been updated to version 2.1.0 in PostgreSQL version 9.6.8, 9.5.12, 9.4.17, and 9.3.22.

To use the new versions, you can create a new Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL database instance with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, or upgrade an existing instance using point-and-click upgrades. An upgrade operation involves a short period of unavailability for your database instance. Learn more about upgrading your database instances from the Amazon RDS User Guide.

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Pricing for regional availability.

19Jun 2018

AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog with thousands of software listings from popular software vendors, has announced that customers can now find, buy, and deploy SaaS and API products in AWS Marketplace for AWS GovCloud (US). Public Sector, Government, Education, and other regulated customers can now purchase only the software they need with flexible payment options, including hourly, monthly, annual, and multi-year contracts. 

18Jun 2018

Amazon DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database service for all applications that need consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. Today, AWS announced the release of a DynamoDB service level agreement (SLA), which promises a stronger availability commitment with no scheduled downtime. AWS will use commercially reasonable efforts to make DynamoDB available for each AWS Region, during any monthly billing cycle, of at least 99.99% (the “Service Commitment”) and as described on Amazon DynamoDB Service Level Agreement. If all of your DynamoDB tables in the applicable AWS region are part of Global Tables, the availability promise will be at least 99.999%.

This SLA is now available in all DynamoDB Regions, and the Global Tables SLA is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions. See Amazon DynamoDB Service Level Agreement for more details about our monthly uptime percentage commitment and service credits. You can learn more about DynamoDB and get started today.

18Jun 2018

This Quick Start deploys Jupiter—Cognizant’s continuous data testing accelerator and a component of Cognizant’s Adaptive Data Foundation offering—on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about one hour. You can automate and run quality-assurance tests on data stored in the AWS Cloud in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Redshift, or Apache Hive on Amazon EMR.  

18Jun 2018

Starting today, Amazon Pinpoint users can use the Phone Number Validate feature to improve the delivery rates of SMS messages they send using Amazon Pinpoint. Phone Number Validate corrects errors that often occur when end users enter their phone numbers on web-based forms. For example, if end users omit their country codes, or if they include an unnecessary leading digit (required for domestic calls in some countries), Phone Number Validate will automatically correct the phone number by applying country-specific formatting rules.

17Jun 2018

Amazon Connect now gives you more options to dynamically route calls to the queue with the shortest wait time for your customers, or to a queue with idle agents to increase agent utilization, using new contact attributes for systems metrics. A contact attribute in Amazon Connect is data about a customer interaction and can be referenced in a contact flow to customize or personalize the experience. You can use these new attributes to determine where to route a particular call based on the queue thresholds you define.

14Jun 2018

You can now use Amazon Inspector to run security assessments on regulated workloads and sensitive data hosted on Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS GovCloud (US) region. Amazon Inspector is formally approved by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB) as an approved vulnerability scanning tool for AWS services built on EC2.

13Jun 2018

Details: Since launching Amazon CloudFront in November 2008, we’ve been continuously expanding our infrastructure footprint around the world to improve availability and performance for content delivery. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of two new Edge locations: one in Johannesburg, South Africa, and one in Bangalore, India. The Edge location in Johannesburg is Amazon CloudFront’s first PoP on the African continent. The addition of these two locations brings CloudFront’s global network to 119 points of presence in 58 cities, across 26 countries.

Amazon CloudFront’s expansion into South Africa further improves availability and performance of content delivery to viewers in the region. We expect that customers who use Amazon CloudFront to reach viewers in South Africa will see performance improvements of as much as 75% from reductions in latency for their content. The new Bangalore PoP is expected to increase CloudFront capacity in India by up to 25%.

In addition to reducing latency, these Edge locations also bring the full suite of benefits provided by Amazon CloudFront, such as Lambda@Edge, Field Level Encryption, and Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration, as well as seamless integration with other AWS services like AWS Certificate Manager (ACM), AWS Shield, AWS WAF, AWS Simple Storage Service (S3), and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These new Edge locations in Johannesburg and Bangalore are built to the same high standards as our other CloudFront Edge locations around the world, including infrastructure and processes that are all compliant with PCI, DSS, HIPAA, and ISO to ensure secure delivery of the most sensitive data.

Information about pricing for CloudFront, including pricing for the new South Africa Edge locations, can be found on the pricing page.

13Jun 2018

AWS Landing Zone is a solution that helps customers more quickly set up a secure, multi-account AWS environment based on AWS best practices. With the large number of design choices, setting up a multi-account environment can take a significant amount of time, involve the configuration of multiple accounts and services, and require a deep understanding of AWS services. This solution can help save time by automating the set-up of an environment for running secure and scalable workloads while implementing an initial security baseline through the creation of core accounts and resources.

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