Peter 'Dr. Pete' Stanski

59 Flips | 1 Magazine | 4 Followers | @peterstanski | An influential in promoting and developing IT roadmaps, organisational technology strategies and business transformations. These days he helps organisations to move into the Amazon Web Services Cloud.

New Features for Route 53 – Improved Health Checks, HTTPS, Record Modification

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and highly scalable DNS service. Route 53 is able to meet the needs of complex enterprises, while remaining …

Improved Filtering and Searching for the AWS Marketplace

As we continue to add additional products to the AWS Marketplace, we want to make sure that you can find, buy, and start to use them as quickly as …

Amazon AppStream Can Improve the New-User Experience for Eve Online

You can use Amazon AppStream to stream resource-intensive applications and games from the cloud.<p>The developers at CCP Games love AppStream and showed …

Two New Locations for Amazon Simple Email Service

Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) makes it easy and cost-effective for you to send transactional emails, marketing emails, or any other high-quality …

Amazon SQS – New Dead Letter Queue

The Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) makes it easy for you to decouple the components of your application from each other. Proper use of SQS can …

Amazon EC2 Instance Usage and Reserved Instance Utilization Reports

Amazon EC2 gives you the power to launch On-Demand Instances and pay by the hour. You can also purchase Reserved Instances to lower costs and reserve …

Marry Amazon Kinesis and Storm Using the New Kinesis Storm Spout

Amazon Kinesis is a fully managed service for real-time processing of streamed data at massive scale. When we launched Kinesis in November of 2013, …

New Financial Services Category in the AWS Marketplace

Today we are making the AWS Marketplace even more useful with the addition of a new Financial Services category. You can now find, buy, and …

Amazon DynamoDB Turns Two…

We introduced Amazon DynamoDB just two years ago. Since that time our customers have come to appreciate the power and convenience of this fully …

Faster & More Cost-Effective SSD-Based Nodes for Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift provides customers with fast, fully managed, SQL-based data warehousing in the AWS Cloud at a tenth the price of traditional …

AWS Update – New M3 Sizes & Features + Reduced EBS Prices + Reduced S3 Prices

I’ve got lots of great AWS news today! Here’s a summary:<p>M3 instances are now available in two additional sizes.<br>• Several additional features are now …

2013 Year in Review: New AWS Technical Whitepapers, Articles and Videos Published

In 2013, AWS released more than 200+ features and services. In addition to the launches, we also had a record year in creating self-service content …

Learn More About AWS With New Videos and Self-Paced Labs

Did you resolve to learn more about AWS in 2014? If so, our new “Introduction to AWS” videos and accompanying self-paced labs should be of great …

AWS Marketplace Free Trials for Popular Products

The AWS Marketplace makes it easy and simple for you to find, buy, and start using a wide variety of software and services.<p>I am happy to announce …

Updated AWS Billing Console

We updated the AWS Billing Console in late 2013. The new version makes it easier for you to see how much you are spending on AWS (in total and by …

Amazon RDS for Oracle Database – New Database Version & Time Zone Option

Amazon RDS for Oracle Database makes it easy for you to launch, scale, and manage an Oracle database in <br>the cloud. You can use the AWS Management …

AWS Training and Certification for Developers and SysOps

I have written about the AWS Training and Certification program several times in the past year or so. We want to help you to learn more about how to …

Launch AWS Marketplace Software into VPCs With 1-Click

The AWS Marketplace helps you to find, buy, and immediately start using a wide variety of software and services. You can launch pre-configured …

Two New Edge Locations for CloudFront and Route 53 – Taipei and Rio de Janeiro

I am happy to announce the launch of edge locations in Taipei, Taiwan and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53. This is …

Hosting Minecraft Realms on AWS

Minecraft appears to be the gaming and visual building environment of choice for today’s youth! Pretty much everyone I know in the 8-18 age range …

Auto Scaling API Update

We have added a pair of new API functions to Auto Scaling and we have made another pair of existing functions more powerful.<p><b>New</b> …

Amazon EC2 HI1 Instance Price Reduction & Spot Availability

I am happy to announce a reduction in the On Demand and Reserved Instance (RI) prices for EC2’s HI1 (First Generation High I/O Performance) instances …

Amazon EC2’s New I2 Instance Type – Available Now!

Late last month I gave you a sneak peak at our newest EC2 instance type, the I2. These instance types are available today, in four sizes across seven …

Geographic Restriction with Amazon CloudFront

My colleague Nihar Bihani sent me a guest post to announce a new and often-requested feature for Amazon CloudFront.<p>— Jeff;<p>CloudFront just added a …

AWS Trusted Advisor Update – Notification, New Dashboard, Another Check

The AWS Trusted Advisor monitors your AWS resources and provides you with advice for cost optimization, security, performance, and fault tolerance. …

AWS Console for iOS and Android Now Supports AWS OpsWorks

The AWS Console for iOS and Android now includes support for AWS OpsWorks.<p>You can see your OpsWorks resources — stacks, layers, instances, apps, and …

Coming Soon – New China (Beijing) Region

I am pleased to announce that we are expanding the AWS footprint once again, with a new Region in Beijing, China. AWS customers will soon be able …

Amazon Kinesis – Public Beta Now Open

We announced a limited preview of Amazon Kinesis last month at AWS re:Invent. If you aren’t familiar with Kinesis, take a quick look at my recent …

Three More CloudFront / Route 53 Locations – Manila, Marseille, and Warsaw

I am pleased to bring word of three more locations for Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53:<p><b>Manila, the Philippines</b><p><b>Marseille, France</b><p><b>Warsaw, …