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March 4, 2020

AWS Product News – Global Accelerator, Amazon EBS-Optimized Performance and Amazon RDS Performance Insights Updates

Ian Lewis

Here’s our weekly take on the latest AWS product news. This week, AWS Global Accelerator now supports bring-your-own IP, Amazon EBS-Optimized performance is extended to additional EC2 instance types, and Amazon RDS Performance Insights now supports Amazon RDS on MariaDB Version 10.3.

Let’s dive in…

  • You can now bring your own IP addresses (BYOIP) to AWS Global Accelerator to advertise public/24 IP address ranges that you own from the edge of the AWS global network. This allows moving all or part of critical and latency-sensitive applications that use hard-coded IP addresses to AWS, with high availability and performance. You can also use your own IP addresses, registered in specific countries with AWS workloads that are hosted globally, to satisfy regulatory or compliance requirements. Read more here.

Why it matters: Migrating public-facing IP addresses can now be done without DNS propagation delays, which improves speed and efficiency.

  • Amazon EBS-Optimized performance on the Nitro System-based EC2 has been extended to additional EC2 instance types, including G4dn, I3en, Inf1, M5a/M5ad, R5a/R5ad, T3/T3a and z1d instances. The AWS Nitro System is the underlying platform for the latest generation of Amazon EC2 instances. Go deeper here.

Why it matters: Nitro System-based EC2 instances are faster and cheaper than the previous instance generation, allowing customers to accelerate their innovation and reduce costs. The Amazon EBS-Optimized performance uplift allows customers to gain further performance benefits and cost savings from the Nitro System-based EC2 instances for their storage-intense workloads.

  • Amazon RDS Performance Insights now supports Amazon RDS on MariaDB Version 10.3. Performance Insights is a database performance tuning and monitoring feature of RDS that can quickly assess the load on your database and determine when and where to take action. Previously, gathering performance data on a database required configuration and maintenance of monitoring applications. Learn more here.

Why it matters: A tool for tuning databases is important for ensuring that infrastructure is sized as close to the minimum necessary, thereby keeping costs as low as possible.

If you have any questions about these product updates and how they can optimize your AWS environment, please contact us at You can also get our weekly AWS product updates delivered right to your inbox by subscribing here.

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About Ian Lewis

Ian is a Solution Architect specializing in migrating customer workloads into the public cloud. With over 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has worked in government, financial, telecoms, retail and banking sectors with a wide exposure to many different business and technical environments. Prior to joining Navisite, Ian worked at companies ranging from start-ups to Big-5 global consultancies and spent many years as a freelance consultant. Ian's diverse background enables him to understand and deliver genuine value to Navisite's customers. Ian is an AWS certified Solution Architect - Professional and runs Well-Architected Reviews and AWS Immersion days globally. He is based in London.

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