Amazon has announced a new service called AWS Certificate Manager (ACM), offering free SSL/TLS certificates for AWS resources.

The new AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) is designed to simplify and automate many of the tasks traditionally associated with management of SSL/TLS certificates. ACM takes care of the complexity surrounding the provisioning, deployment, and renewal of digital certificates! Certificates provided by ACM are verified by Amazon’s certificate authority (CA), Amazon Trust Services (ATS).

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The Start-Up Class of 2015 is the largest High Potential Start-Up event in the calendar year bringing together the HPSU companies which Enterprise Ireland has invested in during 2015.

Supporting the establishment of new start-up businesses and new business sectors is crucial to the creation of a vibrant business sector in Ireland. The entrepreneurs and founders represented in the Enterprise Ireland ‘Class of 2015’, including CloudRanger, have already achieved success; establishing new business with competitive products and services developed by their ambitious and capable founders, whose innovation, hard-work and determination has led them to where they are today. Enterprise Ireland has partnered with these companies to help them achieve this success through the High Potential Start-Up Fund (HPSU) to help open doors of opportunity in global markets.

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to learn something new in 2016? If so, you should attend an AWS webinar!

In his latest blog post, Jeff Barr, Amazon Web Services Chief Evangelist, has highlighted the upcoming webinars for January 2016. Every month, AWS run a series of webinars that are designed to bring you up to speed on the latest AWS services & features, and to make sure that you are aware of the best ways to put them to use. The webinars are conducted by senior AWS Product Managers and Solution Architects and often include a guest speaker.

The webinars are free but “seating” is limited and you should definitely sign up ahead of time if you want to attend (all times are Pacific). Here’s what AWS have in store this month:

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Join Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the first AWS Enterprise Summit in Dublin taking place on Tuesday, February 23 at the Aviva Stadium.

AWS Enterprise Summit Dublin is a free, one-day event and targeted at senior decision-makers across enterprise organisations in Ireland, who are in the planning stages of their business and looking for solutions on successfully navigating or growing their business on the AWS Cloud.

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Summits for 2016 – Save the Date!

Good news! Amazon has started making plans for the AWS 2016 Global Summit series! As in past years, the focus will remain on education— to make sure that users know as much as possible about whatever aspects of AWS are of interest to them, with the overall aim to leave the summit charged up and ready to build something new, cool, and powerful!

To see the list of cities and dates, check out the AWS Summits page. Click on the Want More Information button to express your interest in a local Summit and to receive registration information as it becomes available.

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Now let’s see if we can get enough people to suggest an AWS Summit in Dublin?