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18Oct 2017

Starting today, you can use cost allocation tags to manage your costs in Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS). You can now use tags to categorize your queues, so you can easily identify their purpose and track their costs. For example, you can use tags to identify all the Amazon SQS queues for a particular department, project, or application. Once you have tagged your queues, you can use the AWS Tag Editor console to filter and search for queues with specific tags. You can also sign up to include usage and cost details for particular tags in your AWS account bill.  

18Oct 2017

AWS Direct Connect has landed in three new cities – Vancouver, Manchester and Perth. Cologix VAN2, Vancouver provides dedicated access to the Canada (Central) AWS Region and to public AWS resources in other North America AWS Regions. Equinix MA3 in Manchester provides dedicated access to the EU West (London) AWS Region and NextDC Perth P1 to the Asia Pacific (Sydney) AWS Region.  

17Oct 2017

AWS Marketplace customers can now subscribe to and purchase software solutions from popular software vendors, which contain multiple Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) from the same vendor. In addition, software vendors may now create listings that combine multiple server roles or product offerings into new predefined solutions that are specifically designed to improve security, availability or performance. Customers can then browse these new solution listings and subscribe to them with a single click. 

17Oct 2017

Amazon EC2 Spot now supports encryption of EBS volumes. Ec2 Spot will create encrypted EBS volumes at launch so you no longer have to boot from an encrypted snapshot or an encrypted AMI. To use this new feature, specify “Encrypted: true” as the encryption behavior within block device mappings, when submitting a Spot request. When you specify “Encryption:true”, Spot will encrypt the EBS volume at the launch time and create encrypted volumes. If you already have an encrypted EBS volume in use then specify the snapshot ID without the “Encrypted” flag and Spot will continue to create encrypted volumes in your existing encrypted EBS snapshot. 

16Oct 2017

You can now launch Amazon Redshift clusters on our second-generation Dense Compute (DC2) nodes. DC2 is designed for demanding data warehousing workloads that require low latency and high throughput. They feature powerful Intel E5-2686 v4 (Broadwell) CPUs, fast DDR4 memory, and NVMe-based solid state disks (SSDs). We’ve tuned Amazon Redshift to leverage the better CPU, network, and disk on DC2 nodes, providing up to twice the performance of DC1 at the same price. Our DC2.8xlarge instances now provide twice the memory per slice of data and an optimized storage layout with 30% better storage utilization. 

16Oct 2017

CloudHSM is a cloud-based hardware security module (HSM) that enables you to easily generate and use your own encryption keys on the AWS Cloud. With CloudHSM, you can manage your own encryption keys using FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated HSMs. CloudHSM offers you the flexibility to integrate with your applications using industry-standard APIs, such as PKCS#11 and Java Cryptography Extensions (JCE). CloudHSM is also standards-compliant and enables you to export all of your keys to most other commercially-available HSMs. It is a fully-managed service that automates time-consuming administrative tasks for you, such as hardware provisioning, software patching, high-availability, and backups. CloudHSM also enables you to scale quickly by adding and removing HSM capacity on-demand, with no up-front costs. 

16Oct 2017

You can now easily set up access to Amazon Elasticsearch Service from your VPC without having to configure and maintain firewall rules and IP-based access policies for each domain. This new feature lets you keep all traffic between your Amazon VPC and Amazon Elasticsearch Service within the AWS network instead of traversing the public Internet. VPC support for Amazon Elasticsearch Service enhances security, simplifies network administration and is available today at no additional cost.

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