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Amazon EC2 的 C5 改跑 KVM

前幾天提到的「Amazon EC2 的 C5 家族...」講到 Amazon EC2 推出 C5 系列帶來的效能與價錢的提昇,後來在 The Register 上看到「AWS adopts home-brewed KVM as new hypervisor」這邊提到更多東西,而且有些還頗有趣的... 首先是 Amazon EC2 FAQs 裡面就有提到的,C5 跑的是 KVM,而不像以前是以 Xen 為底: Q. What is the underlying hypervisor on C5 instances? C5 instances use … Continue reading

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AWS 讓你可以禁止 RI 跨帳號計算了...

現在 AWS 讓你可以設定,是否允許 Reserved Instance (RI) 跨帳號使用:「Customize your organization’s AWS credit and Reserved Instance (RI) discount sharing using new billing preferences」。 以往是優先用在自己帳號,但如果有剩的話可以挪去其他帳號用。這樣雖然比較省錢,但有時候會造成帳務的「困擾」: Historically, AWS has maximized customer savings by applying credits and RI discounts first to the account that owned … Continue reading

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Amazon EC2 的 CRI 支援一年版本了...

Amazon EC2 的 CRI (Convertible Reserved Instance) 支援一年的合約了:「EC2 Convertible Reserved Instance Update – New 1-Year CRI, Merges & Splits」,這樣彈性再多了一些: Today we are introducing Convertible RIs with a 1-year term, complementing the existing 3-year term. 不過 CRI 主要是用在需要換 family type 的情境下,如果是已知 … Continue reading

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Amazon EC2 的 C5 家族...

Amazon EC2 推出新的 instance:「Now Available – Compute-Intensive C5 Instances for Amazon EC2」,官方宣稱這次單位價錢的效能與 C4 相比大約提升了 25%,而極端的情況可以到 50%: The new instances offer a 25% price/performance improvement over the C4 instances, with over 50% for some workloads. 這次比較特別的是切分方式,是 large、xlarge、2xlarge、4xlarge、9xlarge (咦?) 以及 18xlarge (...)。 … Continue reading

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Amazon RDS 的 RI 也支援彈性計價了

AWS 宣佈 RDS 的 RI 也支援彈性計價了:「Amazon RDS Reserved Instances Offer Instance Size Flexibility」。 也就是說跟 EC2 的 RI 方式切齊,買 db.m4.2xlarge 的 RI 後,可以用在兩台 db.m4.xlarge 上: For example, let’s say you purchased a db.m4.2xlarge MySQL RI in US East (N. Virginia). The … Continue reading

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Amazon EMR 也以秒計費了,回朔切齊 10/2 生效

Amazon EMR 從改成以秒計費了:「Amazon EMR now supports per-second billing」。 Amazon EMR is now billed in one-second increments in all AWS Regions. There is a 1 minute minimum charge per instance in your Amazon EMR cluster, and per-second billing is applicable to … Continue reading

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Netflix 在美國漲價

Okay,所以 Netflix 在美國的價錢漲了:「Netflix Is Increasing Its Monthly Subscription Cost」。 基本版不變: The basic streaming plan, which only allows for streaming on only one screen at a time, will remain at $7.99 a month. 雙螢幕版漲 $1 變成 $10.99: The company’s most popular … Continue reading

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AWS CodeBuild 可以管 Secret 了...

AWS CodeBuild 可以管理 secret 了:「AWS CodeBuild Now Provides Ability To Manage Secrets」。 AWS CodeBuild now further enhances securing your build environment. CodeBuild can now store sensitive information as secrets, which can now get directly passed to your build jobs. This … Continue reading

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EC2 與 EBS 十月開始以秒計費

雖然只是 Amazon EC2 與 Amazon EBS 計價模式的改變,但這次 AWS 的改變對於許多開發流程有很大的影響 (重點在 EC2 的部份):「New – Per-Second Billing for EC2 Instances and EBS Volumes」。 10/2 開始改變 (而不是 10/1),低消一分鐘,Windows 機種以及需要額外收費的 Linux 機種不在範圍內: This change is effective in all AWS Regions and will be effective … Continue reading

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Google Cloud Platform 的網路推出 Standard Tier 了

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) 的網路總算是推出 Standard Tier 了:「Introducing Network Service Tiers: Your cloud network, your way」。 之前 GCP 上的網路只有 Premium Tier,也就是封包從 GCP 的平台出來後一定要透過 Google 自己的網路,到離使用者最近的點後再送到使用者的電腦上... 這樣的好處是 Google 保證他們有很多備援線路,而且也確保 latency 夠低,但缺點就是服務提供者得付這些費用... 這次推出的 Standard Tier 就像其他雲端平台的作法,在 GCP 機房當地就跟網路業者交換,之後透過 Internet 傳到使用者的電腦上,這樣就會比較便宜: With the … Continue reading

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