45th price cut for AWS

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45th price cut for AWS

Amazon released new offerings Friday US time to make it easier and more affordable for AWS users to optimise their public clouds and register domain names.

Jeff Barr, Amazon’s chief cloud evangelist, announced in two blog posts that AWS is making available for free to all its users four features from its Trusted Advisor pack, and it is also reducing the price of its DNS service.

Trusted Advisor is a tool that helps AWS users observe best practices by inspecting their IaaS environment and returning feedback on improving cost savings, system performance, reliability and security.

“Since we launched Trusted Advisor in 2013, our customers have viewed over 1.7 million best-practice recommendations for cost optimisation, performance improvement, security, and fault tolerance and have reduced their costs by about 300 million [US] dollars,” Barr wrote.

The enhancements make available four best practices from the toolkit to AWS users at no cost: Service Limits Check, Security Groups-Specific Ports Unrestricted Check, IAM Use Check and MFA on Root Account Check.

Amazon is also moving Trusted Advisor into the AWS Management Console, Barr said in his post.

As for Route 53, Amazon’s DNS service for translating domain names into numeric IP addresses, the cloud provider is extending support for domain name registration and management as well as reducing the cost for queries through the service.

“With today's launch of Route 53 Domain Name Registration, you can now take care of the entire process from within the AWS Management Console (API access is also available, of course),” Barr wrote.

The Route 53 news represents the 45th price reduction since Amazon launched its cloud in 2006.

This article originally appeared at crn.com

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