BREAKING NEWS: New AWS Region in Germany, Frankfurt


Amazon Web Services today announced their new Datacenter for Germany, Frankfurt. This is AWS region number 11 and the second in Europe. AWS will support a large number of services from that datacenter. Here is the original press release: SEATTLE—Oct, 23, 2014– (NASDAQ:AMZN) — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS, Inc.), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of its new AWS EU (Frankfurt) region, which is the 11th technology infrastructure region globally for AWS and the second region in the European Union (EU), joining the AWS EU (Ireland) region. All customers can now leverage AWS to build their businesses and run applications on infrastructure located in Germany. As with every AWS region, customers can do this knowing that their content will stay within the region they choose. The newly launched AWS EU (Frankfurt) region comes as a result of the rapid growth AWS has been experiencing and is available now for any business, organization or software developer to sign up

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Amazon Web Services S3 upload bug


The AWS Java SDK Version 1.8.10 comes with a critical bug, affecting uploads. A fix was provided by AWS and normally the SDK is updated automatically, so you don’t need to worry. However, if automatic updates are disabled in your Eclipse Version, you might loose data when uploading via the SDK Version 1.8.10. Here is what AWS has to say about the bug: //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js // [av_notification title=’AWS Message’ color=’red’ border=’solid’ custom_bg=’#444444′ custom_font=’#ffffff’ size=’large’ icon_select=’yes’ icon=’ue800′ font=’entypo-fontello’] Users of AWS SDK for Java 1.8.10 are urged to immediately update to the latest version of the SDK, version 1.8.11. If you’ve already upgraded to 1.8.11, you can safely ignore this message. Version 1.8.10 has a potential for data loss when uploading data to Amazon S3 under certain conditions. Data loss can occur if an upload request using an InputStream with no user-specified content-length fails and is automatically retried by the SDK. The latest version of the AWS SDK for Java can be

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Why one of the Top100 Blogs moved from AWS to Windows Azure


The Blog I started on Cloud Computing and Big Data some years ago was steadily increasing in the number of people accessing it. CloudVane is also named one of the Top 100 Blogs on Cloud Computing (Source), which is backed by the number of visits I get per day. To meet the increased traffic, I had to scale up my Blog. There was no question that I am going to use some kind of Cloud Platform. To date, I used Amazon Web Services. As I am always keen on using the newest technology, I decided to use a Platform as a Service Provider. The reasons for that vary: the most important factor is that I don’t want to take care of VM management and alike. The most important aspect I was looking at is to have a platform that eases administration. Ideally I would have only little administration or no administration. I looked at the 3 most common platforms: Amazon

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Amazon Web Services Short Tips: Get SQS Queue URL with Java


I will post some Developer content from now on, with a focus to some easy but helpful tasks when working with various Cloud Platforms. These tips will be named after the service (e.g. Amazon Web Services for AWS, …) The first tip I want to show is how to retrieve the full queue URL when you already have the queue name: sqs.getQueueUrl(new GetQueueUrlRequest().withQueueName(“myqueue”)).getQueueUrl(); The function “getQueueUrl()” already returns a String-representation and not a URI itself (this is what I would rather expect in that case)

Announcement: New E-Book – Amazon Web Services for .NET Developers


I am happy to announce that my new E-Book is in stores now! The book is 85 pages in lenght and the target for the book is to provide an overview of Amazon Web Services for .NET Developers. The E-Book by “developer.press” is called “Shortcut” and aims at delivering this topic in one or two evenings to read right after work. The book starts with a description of the service categories offered by Amazon with a brief description of available services. Due to the fact that Services are released often and the book authoring timeframe is about 3-6 month, services such as Amazon Glacier are not yet included. The other 6 chapters focus entirely on building an Application with AWS. Amazon Elastic Beanstalk is used with Asp.NET MVC. Next, a focus on S3, SQS, DynamoDB and Amazon EC2 is given. Subscribe to this channel to get updates about the book. You can download the Source Code here. The book is

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