• AWS Marketplace is Now Available in China to Accelerate Cloud Innovation for Customers

    Posted On: Jun 11, 2019

    AWS Marketplace is now available in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region and AWS China (Beijing) Region. AWS Marketplace China is a curated digital catalog operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co., Ltd. (NWCD), providing enterprises and developer the ability to directly launch the software from independent software vendors into their AWS China accounts.

    With AWS Marketplace available in China, customers are now able to browse and discover free and bring-your-own-license (BYOL) software compatible to both China regions through the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) console, and subscribe the product using the Launch Instance Wizard. The vendors also gain a new promotion channel in China and the capability to enable implementation just in-minutes upon customer subscriptions.

    At launch, customers can find free and BYOL Amazon Machine Image (AMI) products in AWS Marketplace China.

    To get started, visit the Amazon EC2 Console and choose an AMI product from the AWS Marketplace category, or learn more from the AWS Marketplace China FAQ page. If you’re interested in listing a product in AWS Marketplace China, please contact us.

     

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle R5 instances types are now available in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, and the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: Jun 10, 2019

    You can now launch R5 instance types when using Amazon RDS for Oracle in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, and AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. AmazonEC2 R5 instances are the next generation of Amazon EC2 Memory Optimized Instances

  • AWS KMS is now available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jun 6, 2019

    AWS KMS is a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Chinese government-approved hardware security modules to protect the security of your keys. The service is designed so that no one, including KMS service operators, can retrieve your plaintext master keys from the service. You control the use and management of these keys to access encrypted data across AWS services and in your own applications.

  • Amazon EBS encryption is now available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jun 6, 2019

    We are excited to announce the availability of Amazon EBS encryption in AWS China (Beijing) Region operated by SINNET, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region operated by NWCD.

  • Amazon EC2 Announces Host Recovery

    Posted On: Jun 6, 2019

    Host Recovery for Amazon EC2 automatically recovers the instances running on a Dedicated Host in the event of unexpected hardware failures. Host Recovery reduces the need for manual intervention, reducing time for recovery and lowering operational burden for instances running on Dedicated Hosts. Additionally, Host Recovery takes into consideration license tracking settings specified for recovery operations, helping you to effectively track and manage your licenses.

    There are no additional EC2 charges for using Host Recovery. Standard Dedicated Host charges apply. See Dedicated Host Pricing page for more information. Host Recovery is now available in all AWS Regions, including AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To learn more and to get started, please visit the Host Recovery documentation.  

  • Amazon API Gateway Now Supports Tag-Based Access Control and Tags on Additional Resources in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and in AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jun 6, 2019

    Amazon API Gateway now offers tag-based access control using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies, allowing you to set more fine-grained access controls for all API Gateway resources. Tags are simple key-value pairs that you can define on API Gateway resources to categorize them by purpose, owner, or other criteria. 

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis launches self-service updates

    Posted On: Jun 5, 2019

    We are excited to announce that Amazon ElastiCache for Redis now supports self-service updates. This feature allows you to apply service updates at the time of your choosing and track the progress in real-time. You now have the visibility and control on service updates to your ElastiCache for Redis cluster on a schedule that best fits your business needs.

    When service updates applicable to your Redis replication group(s) become available, we will notify you via multiple channels including ElastiCache console, Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), and Amazon CloudWatch Events.

    You can start using self-service updates via the ‘Service Updates’ page in the Amazon ElastiCache console, AWS ElastiCache API and AWS CLI. The self-service updates feature is available in all AWS Regions (including the AWS China (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet and the AWS China (Ningxia) region operated by NWCD) for Redis replication groups running engine versions 3.2.6 and later. For more information about this feature, see ElastiCache for Redis Service Updates.

  • Amazon RDS for MySQL, MariaDB and PostgreSQL increases maximum storage size and I/O performance in AWS China (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) region operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jun 5, 2019

    Starting today, you can create Amazon RDS for MariaDB, Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, database instances with up to 64 TiB of storage and provisioned I/O performance of up to 80,000 IOPS.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports Elasticsearch 6.7 in AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jun 5, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports open source Elasticsearch 6.7 and Kibana 6.7. The new version of Elasticsearch and Kibana offers several new features and improvements, including BKD backed geo-shapes datatype, median absolute deviation aggregation support, and support for nested fields in composite aggregations.

  • Announcing the new pricing plan for AWS Config rules in the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jun 4, 2019

    Effective August 1st, 2019, AWS Config rules will switch to a new pay-per-use pricing model, lowering the bill for almost all existing AWS Config rules customers. AWS Config helps you assess and maintain compliance over your AWS resource configurations. You can use AWS Config rules to view compliance history and trends, identify configuration drift, and remediate configurations that fall out of compliance. Today, AWS Config rules are priced based on the number of active AWS Config rules you have in your account. An active rule is defined as a rule that records a compliance result against at least one resource during the month. In the new pricing model, you will be charged based on your monthly AWS Config rule evaluations. A rule evaluation is recorded every time you compare your resource configuration against the rule. This better aligns with your actual usage of AWS Config rules as your charges are based on the frequency and the number of resources evaluated. The new pricing delivers value by supporting volume usage, giving you more control of the AWS Config rule cost in your account. Tiered pricing makes it more affordable than ever to implement configuration compliance within your AWS environment, for as little as ¥0.0033 per rule evaluation. This new pricing is designed to provide almost all of the current AWS Config rules customers with a significant reduction in their Config rules bill. 

  • Amazon SQS FIFO Queues are Now Available in the AWS China Beijing (BJS) Region (Operated by SINNET), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), GovCloud (US-East), and GovCloud (US-West)

    Posted On: May 31, 2019

    Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) FIFO (First-In-First-Out) queues are now available in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), GovCloud (US-East), and GovCloud (US-West).

  • AWS Lambda adds support for Node.js v10

    Posted On: May 30, 2019

    You can now develop your AWS Lambda functions using Node.js v10. In addition to the leveraging new features in Node.js v10 such as the performance improvements in the V8 6.6 engine, Lambda functions written in Node.js 10 run on the latest generation of Amazon Linux, Amazon Linux 2.

  • AWS Storage Gateway Service Adds Capability to Move Virtual Tapes from Amazon S3 Glacier to Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: May 29, 2019

    Tape Gateway, a member of the AWS Storage Gateway service family, adds capability to move your virtual tapes archived in Amazon S3 Glacier to Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive storage class, enabling you to further reduce the monthly cost to store long-term data in the cloud by up to 75%. S3 Glacier Deep Archive is a new S3 storage class that provides secure, durable object storage for long-term data retention and digital preservation. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports SQL querying in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet and the AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: May 29, 2019

    New SQL support enables you to query your domain using the familiar SQL syntax without compromising on Elasticsearch’s full-text search and scoring capabilities. With SQL support, you can query your data using aggregations, group by, and where clauses to investigate your data.

  • AWS Step Functions Callback Patterns for Workflows is now available in AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD and in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: May 23, 2019

    AWS Step Functions now supports callback patterns. Callback patterns automate workflows for applications with human activities and custom integrations with third-party services. You create callback patterns in minutes with less code to write and maintain, run without servers and infrastructure to manage, and scale reliably. 

  • Amazon SNS Adds Support for Cost Allocation Tags in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: May 21, 2019

    You can now use cost allocation tags to manage your Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) costs. Cost allocation tags are key-value pairs that let you categorize SNS topics to easily identify their purpose and track associated costs. For example, you may use tags to identify the Amazon SNS topics for a particular department, project, or application.  

  • Create Fine-grained Session Permissions Using IAM Managed Policies

    Posted On: May 17, 2019

    Now AWS Security Token Service (STS) enables you to specify IAM managed policies as session policies to create fine-grained session permissions when user assume a role in AWS to create a session in the AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet and in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD.

  • Amazon S3 Introduces S3 Batch Operations for Object Management

    Posted On: May 16, 2019

    At AWS re:Invent 2018 we announced preview availability for S3 Batch Operations and today we are announcing general availability. S3 Batch Operations is a new feature that makes it simple for customers to manage billions of objects stored in Amazon S3, with a single API request or a few clicks in the S3 Management Console. Now, all AWS customers can make changes to object properties and metadata, and perform other storage management tasks – such as copying objects between buckets, replacing tag sets, modifying access controls, and restoring archived objects from Amazon S3 Glacier – for any number of S3 objects in minutes instead of months.

    With S3 Batch Operations, customers can save up to three months of development time and resources, typically required to write custom application software, in order to perform desired API actions on S3 objects in bulk. Customers can also use the feature to run custom AWS Lambda functions across billions, or even trillions, of S3 objects to execute more complex tasks, such as processing data or transcoding image files. S3 Batch Operations manages retries, tracks progress, sends notifications, generates completion reports, and delivers events to AWS CloudTrail for all changes made and tasks executed.

    To get started, customers can specify a list of target objects by using an S3 inventory report, which lists all objects within an S3 bucket or prefix, or by providing their own list of target objects. Then, in the S3 Management Console, a customer can select the desired API action from the pre-populated menu of options. S3 Batch Operations then makes the requested changes against the list of target objects. When complete, S3 Batch Operations sends the customer a notification and automatically generates a completion report that itemizes the changes made.

    Amazon S3 Batch Operations is now generally available in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and in AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD.

    Please visit the Amazon S3 pricing page. (https://www.amazonaws.cn/en/s3/pricing/)

    To learn more, visit the Amazon S3 Developer Guide.

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds support for Redis 5.0.4

    Posted On: May 16, 2019

    Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds support for the latest Redis open source version 5.0.4. This is a bug fix release with various improvements in stability and memory management.

    For the full list of improvements in Amazon ElastiCache for Redis 5.0.4 click here. Redis 5.0.4 support is available in all AWS regions, including AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet and the AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD.

    To get started on ElastiCache for Redis cluster with engine version 5.0.4 log on to AWS Management Console.  

  • AWS Step Functions Adds Support for Workflow Execution Events in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and in AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: May 8, 2019
  • Amazon ElastiCache now offers R5 nodes in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet and the AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: May 8, 2019

    R5 nodes are now available on Amazon ElastiCache in the AWS China (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet and the AWS China (Ningxia) region operated by NWCD. R5 nodes feature the AWS Nitro System, a combination of dedicated hardware and lightweight hypervisor that delivers nearly all of the compute and memory resources to the guest VMs.

    R5 nodes offer up to 635.61 GiB of memory and 25 Gbps of aggregate network bandwidth. The ElastiCache R5 nodes are able to support between 59% and 144% more transactions per second than the similarly sized R4 nodes.

    In addition, ElastiCache R5 nodes running Redis 5.0.3 with 4 or more vCPUs (cache.r5.xlarge and up) include enhanced I/O handling. This dynamic network processing capability delivers up to 83% increase in throughput and up to 47% reduction in latency per node.

    R5 nodes are available at equivalent or lower costs than R4 nodes. You can further reduce your R5 costs by purchasing corresponding standard RIs available in three payment models – All Upfront, No Upfront and Partial Upfront.

    To deploy Amazon ElastiCache on the new R5 nodes, please use the AWS Management Console.

     

  • Amazon RDS now supports per-second billing in AWS China (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) region operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Apr 30, 2019

    Starting today, Amazon RDS is billed in one-second increments for database instances and attached storage in AWS China (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) region operated by NWCD for on-demand instances and clusters. Pricing is still listed on a per-hour basis, but bills are now calculated down to the second and show usage in decimal form. There is a 10 minute minimum charge when an instance is created, restored or started. Per-second billing is applicable to instances that are newly launched or already running.

    Please visit the Amazon RDS pricing page for more information on per-second billing for all applicable AWS Regions.

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports Database Storage Size up to 64TiB in AWS China (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) region operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Apr 29, 2019

    Starting today, you can create Amazon RDS for Oracle database instances with up to 64 TiB of storage and I/O performance of 80,000 IOPS.

    Existing database instances can also be scaled up to 64 TiB storage without any downtime. The new storage limit is an increase from 32 TiB and is supported for Provisioned IOPS and General Purpose SSD storage types. For instances using Provisioned IOPS SSD storage, Amazon RDS also supports increased performance of up to 80,000 IOPS for db.m5.24xlarge, db.r5.24xlarge, db.x1.32xlarge and db.x1e.32xlarge instance classes.

    This increase allows you to consolidate database shards into a single database instance, which will simplify your database manageability. To learn more, please visit the Storage for Amazon RDS documentation page.

    Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. See& Amazon RDS for Oracle Pricing for regional availability.

  • Amazon GameLift Realtime Servers Now Available in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: Apr 25, 2019

    After being announced in preview at Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019, Amazon GameLift Realtime Servers is now available to help game developers create and customize affordable game servers.

  • Amazon Aurora with MySQL Compatibility Supports R5 Instance Types in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Apr 24, 2019

    The MySQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora has added support for R5 instances, the next generation of Amazon EC2 memory-optimized instances in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD.

    R5 instances are based on the Amazon EC2 Nitro System, a combination of dedicated hardware and a lightweight hypervisor that delivers practically all the compute and memory resources of the host hardware to your database instance. With a 1:8 vCPU to memory ratio, R5 instances are well suited for running memory-intensive database workloads such as transaction processing, data warehousing and analytics. Depending on your workload, you may be able to achieve up to a 70% performance boost as compared to R4 instances.

    You can easily create a new R5 instance, or modify your existing Aurora database instance to scale up to R5, in the Amazon RDS Management Console. Please refer to the Amazon Aurora User Guide for more details, and to find out which Aurora versions are supported. For pricing, see Amazon Aurora Pricing.

    Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It provides up to five times better performance than the typical MySQL database, together with increased scalability, durability, and security. For more information, please visit the Amazon Aurora product page.

  • AWS Direct Connect Adds Hosted Connection Capacities Greater Than 500 Mbps

    Posted On: Apr 23, 2019

    AWS Direct Connect now enables AWS Partner Network Technology and Consulting Partners supporting AWS Direct Connect (AWS Direct Connect Partners) to support hosted connection capacities greater than 500 Mbps. Approved AWS Direct Connect Partners are able to provision 1, 2, 5 and 10 Gbps capacities.

    AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a private network connection from your premises to AWS. AWS Direct Connect Partners will help you establish the AWS Direct Connect service between an AWS Direct Connect location and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment. Hosted connections enable AWS Direct Connect Partners to provision connectivity on demand over pre-provisioned network circuits.

    Until today, hosted connections only supported capacities from 50 Mbps through 500 Mbps. 1, 2, 5 and 10 Gbps hosted connections will provide customers with higher capacities that were previously only available via dedicated connections. AWS will also be working with partners to enable the additional monitoring of the network link between AWS Direct Connect Partners and AWS for problem identification and resolution.

    The new higher capacity hosted connections will be available through select AWS Direct Connect Partners once they are approved by AWS. A list of approved AWS Direct Connect Partners can be found on the AWS Direct Connect partner page.

  • Amazon CloudFront is now available in Mainland China

    Posted On: Apr 9, 2019

    Amazon CloudFront announces the launch of CloudFront in China with three new Edge locations (POPs) located in Beijing, Shanghai, and Zhongwei, operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Co. Ltd. (NWCD). Customers can now serve content to end viewers in Mainland China with improved latency, availability and security.

    CloudFront in China works with any AWS origin, such as Amazon S3, Elastic Load Balancing or Amazon EC2, or a custom origin. The CloudFront POPs in China are connected by a dedicated network to the two AWS China regions in Beijing and Ningxia offering improved reliability and performance when fetching content from AWS origins. To start using CloudFront in China, customers must setup a CloudFront distribution using the AWS Management Console or API in China and also obtain a valid ICP (Internet Content Provider) recordal.

    To view pricing for CloudFront China delivery, please refer here .For developer guide, please refer here; To get started, log in to the AWS Management Console and start accelerating your content.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service announces support for Elasticsearch 6.5

    Posted On: Apr 8, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports open source Elasticsearch 6.5 and Kibana 6.5. The new version of Elasticsearch and Kibana offers several new features and improvements, including auto-interval date histogram, conditional token filters, and early termination support for min/max aggregations. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service adds event monitoring and alerting support

    Posted On: Apr 8, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now provides built-in event monitoring and alerting, enabling you to monitor the data stored in your domain and automatically send notifications based on pre-configured thresholds. For example, if you are storing HTTP server logs in your Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain, you can now monitor the response codes and alert your team if there are too many errors, right from your domain. 

  • AWS Elemental MediaConvert is Now Available in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Apr 5, 2019

    AWS Elemental MediaConvert is now available in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. AWS Elemental MediaConvert allows video providers with any size content library to easily and reliably transcode on-demand content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery. You can build workflows to generate high-quality video outputs in minutes instead of weeks or months. With access to a comprehensive set of transcoding features, workflows that in the past could only have been implemented on-premises can now be built in the cloud. AWS Elemental MediaConvert is easy to use with a pay-as-you-go pricing model, offering a high degree of availability, reliability, and scalability.

  • Amazon SNS Now Supports VPC Endpoint Policies

    Posted On: Apr 4, 2019

    Amazon Simple Notification Services (SNS) now supports VPC endpoint policies to control access to your Amazon SNS resources. When you create a VPC endpoint for Amazon SNS, you can attach an endpoint policy to define the SNS actions that can be performed, the IAM user or role that can perform the actions, and the SNS resources these actions can be performed on. 

  • AWS IoT Core Launches the Authentication and Credential Provider Feature in the AWS China (Beijing) Region Operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: Apr 4, 2019

    AWS IoT Core launched the Custom Authentication and Credential Provider feature in the BJS region operated by Sinnet. Using the custom authentication feature, you can utilize bearer token authentication strategies, such as OAuth, to connect to AWS without using a X.509 certificate on your device. With this feature, you can reuse the existing authentication mechanisms that you have already invested in.

  • AWS Direct Connect now in Shanghai and Shenzhen

    Posted On: Apr 1, 2019

    Today AWS Direct Connect has landed two new locations in Shanghai and Shenzhen providing dedicated access to the AWS China (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet. Direct Connect in Shanghai, operated by NWCD is live at the GDS Shanghai No.3 Data Center location and in Shenzhen, also operated by NWCD, is live at the GDS Shenzhen No.3 Data Center.  

  • Announcing the Ability to Pick the Time for Amazon EC2 Scheduled Events

    Posted On: Mar 28, 2019

    Today we are announcing the ability to pick the time at which an EC2 scheduled event in your account will be implemented, providing you more flexibility when managing your EC2 instances.

    After you are notified about a scheduled event, you can pick the time for the event through the AWS Management Console, API and CLI. This feature is now available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), EU(Stockholm), South America (São Paulo), AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD.

    To learn more about scheduled events and how to pick the time for scheduled events, see the user guide for EC2 Scheduled Events.

  • AWS Announces the General Availability of the Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive Storage Class in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Mar 27, 2019

    Amazon Web Services is announcing the general availability of Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive, a new Amazon S3 storage class providing secure, durable object storage for long-term retention of data that is accessed rarely in a year. From just ¥ 0.012 per GB-month, S3 Glacier Deep Archive offers the lowest cost storage in the cloud, at prices lower than storing and maintaining data in on-premises magnetic tape libraries or archiving data offsite. To get started with S3 Glacier Deep Archive visit: https://www.amazonaws.cn/en/s3/.

  • Generate Fleet Metrics with New Capabilities of AWS IoT Device Management in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: Mar 22, 2019

    AWS IoT Device Management is a service that allows you to onboard, organize, monitor, and remotely manage connected devices at scale. Within AWS IoT Device Management, fleet indexing allows you to index the Registry, Device Shadow, and connection state for every device in your fleet, as well as search for devices based on any combination of these attributes. You can use fleet indexing to query which devices are running a particular version of firmware, or to query which devices are actively connected to AWS IoT.  

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis 5.0.3 enhances I/O handling to boost performance in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Mar 19, 2019

    Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds dynamic network processing to enhance I/O handling in Redis 5.0.3. By utilizing the extra CPU power available in nodes with four or more vCPUs, ElastiCache transparently delivers up to 83% increase in throughput and up to 47% reduction in latency per node. You can now benefit from the enhanced I/O handling to further boost application performance and reduce costs.  

  • Amazon SQS FIFO Queues Now Available in EU (Stockholm) Region and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Mar 14, 2019

    Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) FIFO (First-In-First-Out) queues are now available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. 

  • AWS Config Rules are now Available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Mar 12, 2019

    AWS Config now supports AWS Config rules in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. AWS Config provides pre-built AWS Config rules to evaluate the configuration of your AWS resources. AWS Config rules also evaluate software within managed instances, including Amazon EC2 instances and servers running on-premises. You can choose from the 53 managed AWS Config rules available at launch to evaluate changes in your AWS resource configurations. You can also create custom rules to define your internal best practices and guidelines for resource configurations.

  • AWS CloudFormation Now Supports Launch Templates in AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Mar 8, 2019

    You can now use launch templates with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups and Amazon EC2 Spot Fleets in your AWS CloudFormation templates. Launch templates are a new capability for templatizing your EC2 instance launch requests.

    Launch templates simplify launch management and give you access to the latest EC2 features in your Auto Scaling groups. Launch templates enable you to centrally make changes to launch parameters and control the roll out of those changes to Auto Scaling groups and Spot Fleet. To learn more, read the Launch Templates documentation.

    To get started using launch templates in AWS CloudFormation, visit the CloudFormation console. See CloudFormation documentation for more information on setting up your CloudFormation templates with launch templates for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and Amazon EC2 Spot Fleet.  

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports Amazon S3 Integration for Data Ingress and Egress Capabilities

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    Starting today, Amazon Relational Database (RDS) for Oracle supports integration with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for data ingress and egress capabilities. This feature allows RDS Oracle customers to easily, efficiently and securely transfer data between their RDS Oracle DB Instances and Amazon S3. It is now available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

    Previously, data transfers from an RDS Oracle DB Instance required an additional DB Instance and a networking link between the two DB Instances. With Amazon S3 Integration, you can now use the RDS Oracle DB instance to transfer files to or from Amazon S3 using new RDS Oracle procedures.

    With Amazon S3 Integration, you can perform data ingress with Oracle Data Pump to migrate workloads into your RDS Oracle DB Instance. After exporting your data from your source instance, you upload your Data Pump files to your Amazon S3 bucket. You can then copy the files from your S3 bucket to the RDS Oracle host and finally use the DBMS_DATAPUMP package to import your data into the target RDS Oracle DB Instance.

    With Amazon S3 Integration, you can also perform data egress out of your RDS Oracle DB instance. First, back up the data locally on the RDS Oracle host. This local backup can either be an Oracle RMAN backup or Oracle Data Pump export of the database. Once these files are created locally, you can copy the files to the S3 bucket. Optionally, you can move these backups from Amazon S3 to Amazon S3 Glacier for long term storage that complements your automated backup strategy. By using this method, you can satisfy regulatory requirements for storing database backups in an off-site location and, at the same time, cost effectively support your long-term retention policies.

    Amazon S3 Integration supports both Oracle Data Pump and Oracle RMAN for data egress. Amazon S3 Integration also allows Oracle Data Pump for data ingress.

    Amazon S3 Integration for RDS Oracle is free and is supported in all commercial regions where Amazon RDS for Oracle is available. To learn more, please visit the Integrating Amazon RDS for Oracle and Amazon S3 documentation page.

    Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for Oracle Pricing for regional availability.
     

  • AWS PrivateLink now Supports Access Over VPC Peering is now available in AWS China (Beijing) and AWS China (Ningxia) Regions

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    Applications in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) can now securely access AWS PrivateLink endpoints across VPC peering connections in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD. AWS PrivateLink allows you to privately access services hosted on the AWS network in a highly available and scalable manner, without using public IPs and without requiring the traffic to traverse the internet.

  • IAM Roles Now Available for Amazon GameLift in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    Starting today, Amazon GameLift, a managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated game servers for session-based multiplayer games, allows you to utilize an IAM role you own to give Amazon GameLift access to other services available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, such as Amazon CloudWatch or Amazon DynamoDB. You now have more flexibility in how your game server process connects to other AWS services in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet.

    To learn more about how to get started with IAM roles and Amazon GameLift, take a look at the documentation.

  • AWS Config Increases Default Limit for AWS Config Rules in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    AWS Config is pleased to announce increased default limits for AWS Config rules for customers in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. Customers can now create 150 AWS Config rules per account per Region by default, increased from 50 AWS Config rules per account per Region. The full list of AWS service limits can be found on the AWS Service Limits page.

  • AWS Step Functions Adds Tag-Based Permissions

    Posted On: Mar 5, 2019

    AWS Step Functions now supports additional access control with tag-based permissions. This allows you to control access based on tags using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies. 

  • Automate WebSocket API Creation in Amazon API Gateway Using AWS CloudFormation in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Mar 1, 2019

    You can now use AWS CloudFormation templates to build WebSocket APIs in Amazon API Gateway. AWS CloudFormation provides a common language for you to describe and provision all the infrastructure resources in your cloud environment across all regions and accounts, simplifying how you build applications in the cloud.

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds support for Redis 5.0.3 and the ability to change Redis command names in beijing and ningxia

    Posted On: Feb 28, 2019

    February 28, 2019: Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds support for Redis 5.0.3. Redis 5.0.3 is a maintenance release which includes several bug fixes and minor enhancements. You can now stay current with the most up to date version of Redis and benefit from recently introduced capabilities such as Redis Streams (made available with the launch of Redis 5.0 on ElastiCache in November 2018).

  • Amazon VPC Flow Logs can now be delivered to S3 in AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet, and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Feb 25, 2019

    Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Flow Logs can now be directly delivered to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) or through your Amazon EC2 or VPC console in AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet, and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD.
    You can now deliver VPC Flow Logs to both S3 and CloudWatch Logs.

    Deliver VPC Flow Logs to S3 when you require simple, cost-effective archiving of your log events. Take advantage of the different storage classes of S3, such as Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access, or write custom data processing applications using other solutions, such as Amazon Athena.

    Deliver VPC Flow Logs to CloudWatch Logs to monitor your systems and applications. Generate and visualize metrics using Metric Filter Patterns and CloudWatch Dashboards, set up alerts on log-based metrics, or search log events using CloudWatch Logs while solving problems.

    Learn about the pricing to export Amazon VPC Flow Logs to S3 or CloudWatch Logs here. Learn about how to send VPC Flow Logs to S3 and CloudWatch Logs here.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk announces major enhancements to Windows Server platform V2

    Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

    Starting today you can use the new Windows Server platform v2 on Elastic Beanstalk to run your Windows applications with several enhancements including managed updates, deployment options and enhanced health reporting and monitoring.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Introduces CloudWatch Dashboards to Monitor all AWS Resources

    Posted On: Feb 12, 2019

    Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards are now available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet, and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD. This allows you to have unified operational view across your cloud resources and applications. 

  • Amazon API Gateway Simplifies Building Real-Time Two-Way Communication Applications with WebSocket APIs in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Feb 12, 2019

    You can now use WebSocket APIs to build real-time two-way communication applications in Amazon API Gateway—all without having to provision and manage any servers.

  • Amazon EC2 Announces the Availability of C5, C5d, R5, and R5d Instances in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Feb 12, 2019

    Amazon EC2’s next generation compute optimized C5 and memory optimized R5 instances are now available in AWS China (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) region operated by NWCD. The C5 and R5 instances offer the latest generation Intel® Xeon Platinum processors (formerly codenamed Skylake) and feature the Nitro System, a combination of dedicated hardware and lightweight hypervisor that aims to deliver performance indistinguishable from bare-metal performance.

  • Amazon CloudFront is now available in Mainland China

    Posted On: Apr 9, 2019

    Amazon CloudFront announces the launch of CloudFront in China with three new Edge locations (POPs) located in Beijing, Shanghai, and Zhongwei, operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Co. Ltd. (NWCD). Customers can now serve content to end viewers in Mainland China with improved latency, availability and security.

    CloudFront in China works with any AWS origin, such as Amazon S3, Elastic Load Balancing or Amazon EC2, or a custom origin. The CloudFront POPs in China are connected by a dedicated network to the two AWS China regions in Beijing and Ningxia offering improved reliability and performance when fetching content from AWS origins. To start using CloudFront in China, customers must setup a CloudFront distribution using the AWS Management Console or API in China and also obtain a valid ICP (Internet Content Provider) recordal.

    To view pricing for CloudFront China delivery, please refer here .For developer guide, please refer here; To get started, log in to the AWS Management Console and start accelerating your content.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports three Availability Zone deployments

    Posted On: Feb 7, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now enables you to deploy your instances across three Availability Zones (AZs) providing better availability for your domains. If you enable replicas for your Elasticsearch indices, Amazon Elasticsearch Service distributes the primary and replica shards across nodes in different AZs to maximize availability. If you have configured dedicated master nodes while using multi-AZ deployment, they are automatically placed into three AZs to ensure that your cluster can elect a new master even in the rare event of an AZ disruption. 

  • Amazon SNS Message Filtering Adds Support for Multiple String Values in Blacklist Matching

    Posted On: Feb 5, 2019

    Amazon SNS message filtering now supports blacklisting of multiple string values, using the anything-but operator. This makes it easier to set criteria for filtering messages.

  • Amazon ECS now has support for AWS PrivateLink.

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    Amazon ECS now has support for AWS PrivateLink. AWS PrivateLink is a networking technology designed to enable access to AWS services in a highly available and scalable manner, while keeping all the network traffic within the AWS network. When you create AWS PrivateLink endpoints for ECS, its endpoints appear as elastic network interfaces with a private IP address in your VPC.

  • Amazon API Gateway Launches the Serverless Developer Portal in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    Amazon API Gateway launched the Serverless Developer Portal, a hub that empowers API publishers to connect with API subscribers who want to discover and quickly leverage APIs in the applications they build.

  • Easier Way To Access Your IAM User's Security Credentials In The AWS Console

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    Now, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) makes it easier for you to manage your security credentials using the AWS console. AWS uses security credentials to authenticate and authorize your requests before letting you access your resources. My Security Credentials page enables quicker access to security credentials for IAM users and makes it easier to access and configure them in the AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet and in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service announces support for Elasticsearch 6.4

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports open source Elasticsearch 6.4 and Kibana 6.4. The new version of Elasticsearch and Kibana offers several new features and improvements, including weighted average aggregation, option to multiplex token filters, support for field aliases, and improved workflow for inspecting the data behind a visualization. 

  • AWS Step Functions Now Available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD and AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    AWS Step Functions is now available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by Ningxia and AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. AWS Step Functions makes it easier to coordinate the components of distributed systems, serverless applications, and microservices using visual workflows. Building applications from individual components that each perform a discrete function lets you scale and change applications quickly.

    AWS Step Functions provides a graphical console to arrange and visualize the components of your application as a series of steps. It automatically triggers and tracks each step, and retries when there are errors, so your application executes in order and as expected.

    You can build your first state machine in minutes using the console, AWS SDKs, or an HTTP API. To learn more, see the AWS Step Functions webpage and visit our documentation.

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose is Now Available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet, and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose is now available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose is the easiest way to load streaming data into data stores and analytics tools. It can capture, transform, and load streaming data into Amazon S3 and Amazon Elasticsearch Service, enabling near real-time analytics with existing business intelligence tools you are already using today.

  • Amazon API Gateway Announces Tiered Pricing in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jan 11, 2019

    Amazon API Gateway now provides a tiered pricing model for API requests. This enables you to decrease your costs based on the number of API requests you make per region across your AWS accounts. API Gateway is a service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale.

  • AWS IoT Core now enables customers to store messages for disconnected devices

    Posted On: Jan 10, 2019

    Beginning today you can start connecting your devices to AWS IoT Core using Persistent Sessions that will store subscription information and pending Quality of Service (QoS) 1 messages should the devices become disconnected. When a device reconnects and resumes a Persistent Session, its subscriptions will be automatically reinstated and any stored messages will be delivered.  

  • Amazon EC2 Introduces Partition Placement Groups

    Posted On: Jan 8, 2019

    Today we are introducing partition placement groups, a new Amazon EC2 placement strategy that helps reduce the likelihood of correlated failures for large distributed and replicated workloads such as HDFS, HBase and Cassandra running on EC2. Partition placement groups spread EC2 instances across logical partitions and ensure that instances in different partitions do not share the same underlying hardware, thus containing the impact of hardware failure to a single partition. In addition, partition placement groups offer visibility into the partitions and allow topology aware applications to use this information to make intelligent data replication decisions, increasing data availability and durability.

    Partition placement groups are available to customers through AWS API and CLI at no additional charge and is offered in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), South America (São Paulo), AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD.

    To learn more about partition placement groups, see the User Guide for EC2 Placement Groups.

  • AWS ParallelCluster is now available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jan 7, 2019

    AWS ParallelCluster is a fully supported and maintained open source cluster management tool that makes it easy for scientists, researchers, and IT administrators to deploy and manage High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters in the AWS cloud. HPC clusters are collections of tightly coupled compute, storage, and networking resources that enable customers to run large scale scientific and engineering workloads. Built as an enhancement to and replacement for the popular open source CfnCluster project, AWS ParallelCluster enables customers to quickly build an HPC cluster on AWS. It automatically sets up the required compute resources and shared file systems and offers a variety of batch scheduler options, including Sun Grid Engine (SGE), Torque, and Slurm.

    AWS ParallelCluster reduces the operational overhead of cluster management and simplifies running HPC workloads on AWS. AWS ParallelCluster facilitates both quick-start proof of concepts (POCs) and production deployments. AWS ParallelCluster is available at no additional charge, and you pay only for the AWS resources needed to run your applications. AWS ParallelCluster is released via the Python Package Index (PyPI). AWS ParallelCluster’s source code is hosted under the Amazon Web Services repository on GitHub at https://github.com/aws/aws-parallelcluster

    AWS ParallelCluster is now available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia)Region, operated by NWCD.

  • Announcing the Availability of the new AWS Direct Connect Console

    Posted On: Jun 5, 2019

    Today we are announcing the general availability of the new AWS Direct Connect console to users in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD. The redesigned AWS Direct Connect console provides a new user interface, and a streamlined user experience.

    You can now create and manage AWS Direct Connect connections at any AWS Direct Connect location across China from a single user interface. The revamped AWS Direct Connect console makes information about your AWS Direct Connect Connections, Link Aggregation Groups, Virtual Private Gateways and Virtual Interfaces readily accessible and provides a summary of AWS Direct Connect resources in an unified manner.

    You can access the new AWS Direct Connect console here.

  • AD Connector is now available in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Mar 11, 2019

    AD Connector enables you to use identities from your existing self-managed Microsoft Active Directory (AD) with compatible AWS applications. AD Connector is a proxy that directs AD requests from AWS applications to your Microsoft AD, without caching information in the AWS cloud services.