Amazon RDS News
June 27, 2016
Cross-region replication is now available for all RDS engines, but an AWS security construct in KMS means the service still has backup limitations for some users.
May 16, 2016
Serverless computing is all the rage with cloud providers, and tools such as AWS Lambda may change the way resources are utilized -- though it's still early days.
February 17, 2016
A series of AWS improvements that mostly flew under the radar will enhance users' ability to secure AWS and build serverless applications.
November 20, 2015
In this Q&A, Andreas Wittig, co-author of the book 'Amazon Web Services in Action,' highlights the biggest rookie mistakes enterprises struggle with and pitfalls to avoid.
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