AWS launches EC2 R7i instances

AWS launches EC2 R7i instances

Updates related to Compute Engine, AWS EDR, AWS Network Load Balancer, Azure Dedicated Host, AWS System Manager and more

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Provisioning + Runtime

Google unveils 4th Gen AMD EPYC VMs

Google announces C3D VMs with 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, offering up to 54% performance improvement. UPDATE

AWS launches EC2 R7i instances

AWS introduces Amazon EC2 R7i instances with custom 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, offering up to 15% faster performance and better price performance compared to R6i instances. UPDATE

AWS enhances Elastic Disaster Recovery

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery now allows recovery into an existing or original Amazon EC2 instance, reducing downtime and data loss. UPDATE

Amazon RDS expands network-optimized instances

  • New DB instances offer up to 200Gbps network bandwidth.
  • Ideal for write-intensive workloads.
  • Support for Optimized Reads and Writes. UPDATE

AWS NLB introduces new availability features

  • DNS affinity by Availability Zone.
  • Option to disable connection termination for unhealthy targets.
  • UDP connection termination now default. UPDATE

AWS System Manager now default

AWS now allows enabling Systems Manager by default for all EC2 instances within an organization configured to use AWS Organizations. UPDATE

VMSS introduces automatic instance repairs

Azure's VMSS now automatically detects and repairs unhealthy VM instances, offering options for Replace, Reimage, or Restart. UPDATE

Azure Dedicated Host adds resize feature

Azure Dedicated Host introduces a 'resize' feature that automates host migration, potentially reducing costs. UPDATE


Azure ML features now generally available

  • Streamlined network isolation with Managed Network Isolation.
  • Local debugging of scoring scripts before production with Inference Server.
  • AzureML job statuses now viewable in Azure Pipelines, reducing unnecessary compute costs. UPDATE

Vertex AI integrates Mistral's advanced model

  • Mistral AI teams up with Google Cloud.
  • Mistral-7B foundational model integrated into Vertex AI.
  • New model optimizes both speed and accuracy. UPDATE

Public preview of new Azure ML features

  • Customizable compute instance experiences.
  • Unified model packaging for deployment.
  • Pixel-level image labeling through Semantic Segmentation.
  • Fine-tuning of new base inference models. UPDATE

SageMaker previews new ml instances

Amazon SageMaker introduces ml.p5.48xlarge instances for high-performance machine learning inference. UPDATE

SageMaker Canvas adds real-time endpoints

Amazon SageMaker Canvas now supports deploying machine learning models to real-time inferencing endpoints, eliminating manual steps. UPDATE


Azure AKS backup offers regional recovery

  • Scheduled backups of AKS clusters.
  • Restore clusters in secondary regions during regional disasters.
  • Data retention for compliance in regulated industries. UPDATE

AWS Step Functions optimized for EMR Serverless

AWS Step Functions launches Optimized Integration for Amazon EMR Serverless, simplifying data processing pipelines. UPDATE

App Building

AWS previews CodeWhisperer customization

AWS's new CodeWhisperer feature allows customization to provide precise code suggestions based on an organization's internal APIs. UPDATE

Azure integrates OpenAI with Cosmos DB

Azure OpenAI Studio now integrates with Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB vCore, allowing personalized, data-driven applications. UPDATE

OpenSearch introduces Search Pipelines

New feature in OpenSearch 2.9, Search Pipelines, simplifies building query and result processing pipelines. UPDATE

Azure Private Link now allows connections to Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server via a private endpoint. UPDATE

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