Amazon EMR now supports encrypting log files using Customer-managed Customer master keys (CMKs) stored in AWS Key Management Service (KMS). Amazon EMR automatically upload log files to Amazon S3 when logging and debugging is enabled With this new feature, you can associate Customer managed CMKs in AWS KMS when launching a cluster. Amazon EMR will […]
Amazon EMR now supports Managed Scaling, a new feature that automatically resizes your EMR cluster for best performance at the lowest possible cost, without the need to specify scaling policies. You can reduce up to 60% cost compared with fixed-size clusters by setting the minimum and maximum compute resource limits for a cluster.
Amazon Kendra is a highly accurate and easy to use enterprise search service powered by machine learning. Starting today, AWS customers can use AWS PrivateLink to access Amazon Kendra from their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) without using public IPs or requiring the traffic to traverse the Internet. AWS PrivateLink provides secure connectivity between […]
AWS Firewall Manager has introduced new pre-configured rules to help customers audit their VPC security groups and get detailed reports of non-compliance from a central administrator account. This feature makes it easier for customers to centrally audit their security groups using pre-configured rules they can readily enable out of box across their accounts and resources, […]
Amazon EC2 Spot Instances let you take advantage of unused Amazon EC2 capacity. Spot Instances are available at up to a 90% discount compared to On-Demand prices. You can use Spot Instances for various stateless, fault-tolerant, or flexible applications such as big data, containerized workloads, CI/CD, web servers, high-performance computing (HPC), and other test & […]
AWS Direct Connect is now live at MedOne in Haifa, Israel. This is the first AWS Direct Connect location in Israel. Customers in Israel can now locally establish a dedicated network connection from their on-premises to AWS. Using AWS Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, […]
AWS now offers the Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) for Storage. MAP for Storage provides services, best practices, and tools to help our customers save costs, accelerate their migrations, and modernize their storage workloads on AWS.
Starting today, AWS Marketplace offers integrated third-party software solutions for AWS Control Tower. Built by independent software vendors, these solutions help solve infrastructure and operational use cases such as security for a multi-account environment, with tools including centralized networking, operational intelligence, and Security and Information Event Management (SIEM).
Starting today, AWS customers can enable Spot Instances for AWS Marketplace Amazon Machine Image (AMI) products while launching new instances through the EC2 console Launch Instance Wizard (LIW). With this launch, you can reduce costs on the EC2 instances you need to run your third-party software on AWS. Spot Instances enable you to request unused […]
Amazon Forecast is a fully managed service that uses machine learning (ML) to generate accurate forecasts without requiring any prior ML experience. Amazon Forecast can be used in a wide variety of use cases, including product demand forecasting, inventory planning, workforce planning and cloud infrastructure usage forecasting.
In June, we welcomed summer in the northern hemisphere, and we heard stories of struggle, protest, and perseverance. Our most-read stories reflected these realities, with many people still working and learning remotely.Growing cloud infrastructure, virtually and physicallyGoogle Kubernetes Engine (GKE) clusters will soon be able to scale past the current limits, up to 15,000 nodes, […]
Editor’s note:Today's post comes from Rob Sargent, Senior Digital Product Lead at Argos, one of the UK’s largest retailers, and a company on a mission to offer outstanding convenience, choice, and value, both online and in its stores.At Argos, we sell more than 89,000 products from washing machines to games consoles to clothing, so we […]
Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Gregory Simpson, Chief Technology Officer for Synchrony, a financial services and consumer banking company. Like many businesses around the world, Synchrony recently had to move to a remote-work model. To help contact center teams to work from home, Synchrony is using Chrome Enterprise and Chromebooks. Greg share’s his vision […]
There’s huge value to running in the cloud. That’s why we continue to see cloud adoption grow year over year. But running more applications in the cloud means more systems to manage—and more complexity. In fact, nearly half of C-level executives cited complexity as the factor that will have the most negative impact on cloud […]
Today, we’re announcing Data QnA, a natural language interface for analytics on BigQuery data, now in private alpha. Data QnA helps enable your business users to get answers to their analytical queries through natural language questions, without burdening business intelligence (BI) teams. This means that a business user like a sales manager can simply ask […]
Today, we’re excited to announce the next step in our partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE): the general availability of HPE GreenLake for Anthos. As you look to move to hybrid cloud at your own pace and on your own terms, HPE GreenLake for Anthos enables you to seamlessly build, run, and manage services on […]
Data governance is an essential part of managing your cloud infrastructure, particularly if you’re taking advantage of multiple cloud providers. In many industries, you need to show where data has been stored, and how it’s been used, to meet regulations. In addition, using access controls and other data governance tools helps ensure that only those […]
Getting the most from cloud technologies means organizations need the right talent with the right combination of skills. However, 86 percent of IT leaders report that the shortage of cloud computing skills will slow down their 2020 cloud projects. To find the cloud skills they need, companies are increasingly turning to industry-recognized certifications: 93 percent […]
Machine learning and HPC applications can never get too much compute performance at a good price. Today, we’re excited to introduce the Accelerator-Optimized VM (A2) family on Google Compute Engine, based on the NVIDIA Ampere A100 Tensor Core GPU. With up to 16 GPUs in a single VM, A2 VMs are the first A100-based offering […]
IT administrators often need to manage extensions to protect and enable their employees who use Chrome. I’ve written about the different methods of managing third-party extensions, but sometimes enterprises want to create their own custom extensions, so they can meet the exact needs of their users. Once the extension is created, the question becomes: How do […]
Flexibility was the main theme for June, with more customizable budget notifications, a way to monitor your cost recommendations, and automated subscription creation for Azure Government. And of course, these are just a few highlights. Don't forget to check out new ways to save, a new video, and our regular documentation updates.
As Mark mentioned when he authored the Advancing Reliability blog series, building and operating a global cloud infrastructure at the scale of Azure is a complex task with hundreds of ever-evolving service components, spanning more than 160 datacenters and across more than 60 regions.
Last month at Microsoft Build 2020, we announced the new features for Azure Digital Twins, the IoT platform that enables the creation of next-generation IoT connected solutions that model the real world. Today, we are announcing that these updated capabilities are now available in preview.
Organizations around the world are gearing up for a future powered by artificial intelligence (AI). From supply chain systems to genomics, and from predictive maintenance to autonomous systems, every aspect of the transformation is making use of AI.