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AWS Launches a new Region

November 2011, Amazon launches a new AWS region in Oregon. The new Pacific Northwest US region supports S3, EC2 with Auto Scaling features, SimpleDB, RDS, SQS, SNS, Elastic MapReduce, CloudFormation and CloudWatch. Pricing is similar to other US regions while, customers from the west region can now benefit from a second region that provides...
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New Member of the Cluster Compute Family

AWS announced a public beta version of its new High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster with eight extra large instances, high bandwidth and low latency features that allow customers to run CPU intensive applications such as, physics simulations, aircraft design and others. This new Cluster Compute instance provides 2.5 times the CPU performance, more memory...
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SMS Text Messaging with Amazon’s SNS

Now, you can get notifications on your mobile through SMS text messages with Amazon’s SNS (Simple Notification Service). SNS is a web service that enhances web applications hosted on Amazon’s cloud, to publish and deliver SMS text messages to any number of subscribers or other applications. This new feature compliments the existing HTTP, email...
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Vulnerabilities in Amazon AWS

After the successful accreditation of various security certifications, Amazon receives some real bad news from a German University, claiming that AWS has critical security flaws which can allow an attacker to gain administrative rights. Additionally, the AWS service is susceptible to cross-site scripting attacks while, the particular vulnerability exploited by the German team of researches...
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Cost Effective Virtual Private Cloud

Scientific projects that consume massive computing power and that require secure environments can now leverage a combination of Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and EC2 Spot Instances. With VPC organizations can fulfill the security requirements through a controlled and isolated environment, while with Spot Instances they can get great cost benefits. Now, users can...
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AWS achieves FISMA Moderate Certification

After the accreditation of SAS 70 type II, FISMA Low and ISO 27001, AWS achieves the FISMA Moderate level certification. The FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) framework is used for managing information security for all information systems used and operated by a US Federal Government agency or by a contractor or other organization on...
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