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Amazon EC2 now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2019

Source: AWS Amazon EC2 now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2019, the latest release of Microsoft SQL Server. When you run SQL Server 2019 on Amazon EC2, you benefit from the scale, performance, and elasticity of the AWS Cloud, while leveraging the latest features available in Microsoft SQL Server 2019 such as enhanced PolyBase and intelligent query processing. You can deploy SQL Server 2019 Always-On Availability Groups across multiple AWS Availability Zones (“AZs”) for enhanced availability. With AWS, you benefit from all the security capabilities such as Amazon VPC, data encryption, and integration with Microsoft AD, while taking advantage of latest security enhancements provided in SQL Server 2019 such as Always Encrypted secure enclaves, data classification, and built in auditing and cer...

Introducing Savings Plans

Source: AWS Today we are announcing Savings Plans, a new flexible pricing model that allows customers to save up to 72% on Amazon EC2 and AWS Fargate in exchange for making a commitment to a consistent amount of compute usage (e.g. $10/hour) for a 1 or 3 year term. With a Savings Plan, usage up to the commitment will be charged at the discounted Savings Plan rates and any usage beyond the commitment will be charged at regular On Demand rates. Savings Plans offer significant savings over On Demand, just like Reserved Instances, but automatically reduce customers’ bills on compute usage across any AWS region, even as usage changes. This provides customers the flexibility to use the compute option that best suits their needs and continue to save money, all without having to perform exchanges ...

Amazon EC2 X1e Instances are Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) AWS Region

Source: AWS Starting today, Amazon EC2 X1e instances are available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) AWS region. 

Amazon EC2 z1d Instances are Now Available in additional regions

Source: AWS Starting today, Amazon EC2 z1d instances are available in AWS US East (Ohio), and AWS Asia Pacific (Bombay, Seoul) regions 

Amazon EC2 Instances are Now Available in South America (Sao Paulo)

Source: AWS Starting today, Amazon EC2 C5d, M5d, M5a, M5ad, R5, R5d, R5a, R5ad, T3, T3a, I3 instances are available in South America (Sao Paulo) region. In addition, C5 will now also be available in new 12xlarge, 24xlarge, and Bare Metal sizes and M5 instances will now be available as Bare Metal in South America (Sao Paulo) region.

Introducing Amazon EC2 M5n, M5dn, R5n, and R5dn instances featuring 100 Gbps of Network Bandwidth

Source: AWS Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the availability of Amazon EC2 M5n, M5dn, R5n, and R5dn instances that can utilize up to 100 Gbps of network bandwidth, and Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) for HPC/ML workloads. These instances offer significantly higher network performance across all instance sizes, ranging from 25 Gbps of network bandwidth on smaller instance sizes to 100 Gbps of network bandwidth on the largest instance size, and support automatic encryption of in-transit traffic between instances. These new instances are designed for workloads such as databases, High Performance Computing, analytics, Big Data, and in-memory cache that can take advantage of improved network bandwidth and packet rate performance.

Amazon EC2 Spot Now Available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Source: AWS Starting today, you can launch Amazon EC2 Spot Instances running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on base Red Hat Enterprise Linux Images (AMIs). Previously, only customers with existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Premium subscriptions could launch Amazon EC2 Spot Instances running RHEL (i.e. the bring your own license model). Spot Instances can now be launched through RHEL’s basic subscription model and are included in the hourly Spot Instance price.