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Amazon Web Services|Cloud Computing

A Roundup of Recent AWS Announcements

Amazon AWS is today’s leading cloud provider supporting millions of customers with over 175 cloud services from 22 geographic regions around the world. AWS has been available for over 13 years yet Amazon continues to evolve AWS at an extremely rapid pace. Some of the recent AWS announcements from January 2020 include:

  • Amazon Managed Cassandra Service now supports ordering clauses in Cassandra Query Language queries — Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service (MCS) is a scalable, highly available, Apache Cassandra compatible database service. It now supports ordering clauses in Cassandra Query Language (CQL) queries and AWS CloudTrail You can learn more about MCS at Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service.
  • AWS Batch now available in AWS GovCloud US Regions — AWS Batch enables developers, scientists, and engineers to run thousands of batch computing jobs on AWS. AWS Batch dynamically provisions the required quantity and type of compute resources. AWS Batch is currently available in the following 22 AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio), Canada (Central), EU West (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Paris), EU (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Middle East (Bahrain), South America (São Paulo), China (Beijing), China (Ningxia), AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. You can learn more at AWS Batch Getting Started Guide.
  • AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority now offers CloudFormation resources – AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Private Certificate Authority (CA) is a managed private CA service that helps you securely manage your private certificates. You can now create templates for services or applications and the AWS CloudFormation can use those templates for provisioning. You can refer to the ACM Private CA documentation to learn more about ACM.
  • Amazon EC2 T3 instances now support launching as Dedicated Instances — Amazon EC2 T3 instances are a low cost general-purpose instance type that provide a baseline level of performance with the ability to burst CPU usage when required. T3 instances are designed to be used by applications with moderate CPU usage that periodically experience temporary workload spikes. Dedicated T3 instances are physically isolated at the host hardware level and they are intended to help customers meet specific compliance requirements or licensing restrictions.
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