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Amazon Transcribe Now Supports Automatic Language Identification

In 2017, we launched Amazon Transcribe, an automatic speech recognition service that makes it easy for developers to add a speech-to-text capability to their applications. Since then, we added support for more languages, enabling customers globally to transcribe audio recordings in 31 languages, including 6 in real-time. A popular use case for Amazon...

New EC2 T4g Instances – Burstable Performance Powered by AWS Graviton2 – Try Them for Free

Two years ago Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) T3 instances were first made available, offering a very cost effective way to run general purpose workloads. While current T3 instances offer sufficient compute performance for many use cases, many customers have told us that they have additional workloads that would benefit from increased peak performance...

AWS Named as a Cloud Leader for the 10th Consecutive Year in Gartner’s Infrastructure & Platform Services Magic Quadrant

At AWS, we strive to provide you a technology platform that allows for agile development, rapid deployment, and unlimited scale, so that you can free up your resources to focus on innovation for your customers. It’s greatly rewarding to see our efforts recognized not just by our customers, but also by leading analysts. This year, Gartner announced...

Announcing a second Local Zone in Los Angeles

In December 2019, Jeff Barr published this post announcing the launch of a new Local Zone in Los Angeles, California. A Local Zone extends existing AWS regions closer to end-users, providing single-digit millisecond latency to a subset of AWS services in the zone. Local Zones are attached to parent regions – in this case US West (Oregon) – and access...

Seamlessly Join a Linux Instance to AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Many customers I speak to use Active Directory to manage centralized user authentication and authorization for a variety of applications and services. For these customers, Active Directory is a critical piece of their IT Jigsaws. At AWS, we offer the AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory that provides our customers with a highly available...

Log your VPC DNS queries with Route 53 Resolver Query Logs

The Amazon Route 53 team has just launched a new feature called Route 53 Resolver Query Logs, which will let you log all DNS queries made by resources within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. Whether it’s an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance, an AWS Lambda function, or a container, if it lives in your Virtual Private Cloud and makes a DNS...

New EBS Volume Type (io2) – 100x Higher Durability and 10x More IOPS/GiB

We launched EBS Volumes with Provisioned IOPS way back in 2012. These volumes are a great fit for your most I/O-hungry and latency-sensitive applications because you can dial in the level of performance that you need, and then (with the launch of Elastic Volumes in 2017) change it later. Over the years, we have increased the ratio of IOPS per gibibyte...

Announcing the newest AWS Heroes – August 2020

The AWS Heroes program recognizes a select few individuals who go above and beyond to share AWS knowledge and teach others about AWS, all while helping make building AWS skills accessible to many. These leaders have an incredible impact within technical communities worldwide and their efforts are greatly appreciated. Today we are excited to introduce...

AWS announces AWS Contact Center Intelligence solutions

What was announced? We’re announcing the availability of AWS Contact Center Intelligence (CCI) solutions, a combination of services that empowers customers to easily integrate AI into contact centers, made available through AWS Partner Network (APN) partners. AWS CCI has solutions for self-service, live-call analytics & agent assist, and post-call...

AWS announces WorldForge in AWS RoboMaker

What was announced? Introducing AWS RoboMaker WorldForge , a new capability that makes robotics simulation easier!  AWS RoboMaker WorldForge makes it faster, simpler, and less expensive to create a multitude of 3D virtual worlds to simulate your robots in. Now robotics application developers and QA engineers can automatically create hundreds of...

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