New Services from Amazon Web Services

By supertech01 | Published February 18, 2015

Just before the end of 2014, Amazon released several interesting new services on its cloud computing platform that further cemented its industry leading position. Let’s take a quick look at a few that businesses and developers can take advantage of right now.

AWS Key Management

AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is a managed service that allows users to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt data. The service is integrated with other AWS services including EBS, S3, and Redshift. Traditionally, key management has been a painful process for developers that, when not properly executed, introduces risk to applications and data.

AWS CodeDeploy

AWS CodeDeploy automates code deployment to Amazon EC2 instances. This means developers can rapidly release new features while avoiding downtime during deployment. This allows users to eliminate the need for error-prone manual operations, and the service scales whether deploying to one EC2 instance or thousands. This process is manual for many organizations, making this service a welcomed addition.

Amazon EC2 Container Service

Amazon EC2 Container Service is a container management service that supports the emerging industry standard, Docker. Docker containers make it easy to run distributed applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. The service lets developers launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and access many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles. Focused on operational efficiency, this service further removes traditionally manual work performed by technical staff.

We encourage you to take a look at these and all the services at Amazon to ease the expense and management of your applications created in-house. With questions about these services or how to save money, please contact the Superior Technology Solutions team online at or via phone at (845) 735-3555.

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