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16Nov 2017

Amazon EC2 is announcing an increase to the monthly service commitment in the EC2 Service Level Agreement (“SLA”), for both EC2 and EBS, to 99.99%. This increased commitment is the result of continuous investment in our infrastructure and quality of service. This change is effective immediately in all regions, and is available to all EC2 customers.

16Nov 2017

You can now locally test and debug your deployment through the updated AWS CodeDeploy agent. The updated agent is a software package that, when installed on an instance, enables the instance to be used in CodeDeploy deployments and provides a command line interface for troubleshooting. 

15Nov 2017

AWS Budgets now allows you to set RI utilization alerts for your Amazon Redshift, Amazon RDS, and Amazon ElastiCache reservations, in addition to setting alerts on your Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances.

RI Utilization alerts allow you to set a custom utilization target for one or more reservations pertaining to the same AWS service, and notify you when your reservation utilization drops below that threshold. Reservation utilization tracks the percentage of reserved hours that were used by matching instances, and can be monitored by AWS Budgets at a daily, monthly, quarterly, or yearly level. You can monitor your reservation utilization at an aggregate level (e.g., monthly utilization of your Amazon RDS fleet) or at a granular level of detail (e.g., daily utilization of db.m4.2xlarge instances running in a specific region). From there, you can define up to five notifications. Each notification can be sent to a maximum of ten email subscribers, and can be broadcast to an Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) topic.

To get started with utilization alerts, please access the AWS Budgets dashboard or refer to the Managing your Costs with Budgets user guide.


15Nov 2017

Amazon ElastiCache for Redis in-transit and at-rest encryption is now available in AWS GovCloud (US), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) regions. This announcement brings support for ElastiCache for Redis encryption to all AWS regions except the Asia Pacific (Beijing) region. 

15Nov 2017

The AWS Cost & Usage Report contains the most comprehensive set of AWS cost and usage data available, including metadata about AWS services, pricing, and reservations. Starting today, you can view your normalized usage and normalization factor information for your Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS On-Demand instance usage, as well as for instance usage covered by Regional and Zonal Reserved Instances. These columns allow you to easily calculate your usage in normalized units, which can help you identify opportunities for savings.

Additionally, you can now access information related to the region and instance family associated with your usage line items. These columns allow you to group your cost and usage by a specific region (e.g., US East (Ohio)) or instance family (e.g., m4) to help you dive deeper into your underlying cost drivers and usage trends.

To learn more, please reference the Understanding your Usage with Billing Reports user guide or visit the AWS Cost & Usage Reporting webpage.

14Nov 2017

You can now use up to four monitors with Amazon WorkSpaces when accessing your WorkSpace from a Windows or Apple Mac computer. Working with four monitors provides additional screen space, which makes it easier to multitask, and lets you keep relevant information always visible. Amazon WorkSpaces also now supports 4K Ultra HD resolution on up to two monitors, which lets you see more information on each screen and in greater detail.