AWS EC2

Big Announcements at AWS re:Invent 2021

by Michael Otey

This year’s AWS re:Invent conference is taking place from Nov. 29 through Dec. 3, 2021 at the Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The re:Invent conference is the biggest AWS event of the year. Unlike last year’s conference which was only online, this year’s re:Invent is a hybrid event that is both in-person and… Read More

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Supports AWS

by Michael Otey

At this past virtual Ignite 2021 conference, Microsoft announced that their Microsoft Defender for Cloud service will provide native support for AWS. Multi-cloud protection has become a priority for most businesses. Flexera’s 2021 State of the Cloud report showed that 92% of organizations now have a multi-cloud strategy. Microsoft Defender for Cloud was previously called… Read More

Amazon Retires EC2-Classic

by Michael Otey

It seems hard to believe but Amazon’s EC2 was first launched back in 2006. It was Amazon’s third major cloud service behind their Simple Storage Service (S3) and Simple Queue Service (SQS).  I think it’s fair to say that Amazon EC2 was the driving force behind many businesses’ initial move toward Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). This July… Read More

AWS Announcement Highlights for February 2021

by Michael Otey

In spite of the heavy winter weather and ongoing pandemic, Amazon continues to churn out an impressive set of enhancements for AWS. Here are some of the highlights from Amazon’s February 2021 AWS announcements. AWS Outposts support local snapshots To better enable businesses to meet their data residency and local data processing needs, Amazon announced… Read More