AWS announces new instances, EC2 on Snowball, Bring your own IP and more

At the AWS Summit in New York at July 17, 2018 Werner Vogels, CTO of AWS, announced several new features and new instances. This is an overview. Amazon EC2 on AWS Snowball Three new instance types Bring your own IP Other new features announced are: Amazon SageMaker: Streaming Algorithms, Batch Transform Amazon … [Read more...]

Google Cloud shuts down all systems of customer due to ‘potential suspicious activity’ on creditcard

A Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customer posted his experience on using GCP on The anonymous customer writes that all of a sudden all of his systems running on GCP were shutdown. He writes: We have a project running in production on Google Cloud (GCP) that is used to monitor hundreds of wind turbines and … [Read more...]

How to download AWS Landing Zone scripts and documentation

Mid June 2018 AWS released a new technical soloution called AWS Landing Zone. This solution, free to use, builds what is called a Landing Zone in AWS. A Landing Zone is a set of AWS Accounts which can be used as a start for using AWS resources. The solution itself is a set of scripts and manuals. Using the scripts the … [Read more...]

New AWS feature reduces costs for running databases by disabling cores

AWS in May 2018 introduced a new feature which reduces license costs for running databases on EC2 . Te feature named ‘CPU Options’ allows customers to configure the number of vCPU’s for an EC2 instance. Instance types offered by AWS normally come as t-shirt size. There is a fixed ratio between the … [Read more...]

VMware Cloud on AWS now available in Frankfurt region

VMware Cloud on AWS is per June 2018 also available in the AWS Frankfurt region. Frankfurt is the fourth worldwide region in which the service is available. Also London (UK),  US East (Northern Virgina) and US West (Oregon) regions offer VMware Cloud on AWS. For those of you not aware what VMware Cloud on AWS is. This … [Read more...]

AWS introducing ‘AWS Landing Zone’ solution

AWS is introducing a new technical solution named ‘AWS Landing Zone’. This set of tools allows AWS customers to automate the deployment of multiple AWS accounts linked together and build according AWS best practices. By doing so, a new AWS based environment can be quickly deployed. AWS has been talking … [Read more...]