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Memcached 1.6.6 now available on Amazon ElastiCache



[Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached](/elasticache/memcached/) has added support for the latest Memcached version 1.6.6\. This version brings a number of enhancements, such as improved memory management reducing the memory usage from idle client connections and lowers the risk of memory fragmentation from large number of connections. Additionally, this version introduces the experimental meta protocol and meta commands. For the full list of improvements and bug fixes in Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached 1.6.6 click [here]( You can create a Amazon ElastiCache cluster with Memcached 1.6.6 using the [AWS Management Console](, AWS CLI or the ElastiCache API. For more details on how to create a Memcached cluster via the console, click the following links for [AWS Management Console](, [AWS CLI]( or [ElastiCache API]( Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached 1.6.6 is available in all AWS regions.