Here’s your weekly breakdown of all things AWS…and lot’s of stuff this week ranging from new pricing tiers to new Alexa for Business features.
AWS Web Application Firewall Available in US East (Ohio)
Good news for anyone with their cloud infrastructure hosted in Amazon’s other US-East region (Ohio). This week, Amazon launched their Web Application Firewall and their Shield (DDOS protection) service.
If you are interested in using a Web Application Firewall for your application, I recommend reading my article on how misunderstood WAF systems can be.
Amazon’s Serverless Container Platform Gets Cool New Features
DNS-based Service Discovery and new monitoring features are now available for Amazon Fargate, the “don’t care about managing servers” service for running container-based applications.
This moves the ball forward on running real, Production-ready applications on Fargate by making it easier to monitor your applications running in Fargate. I know it’s nice not to worry about the underlying host configuration, but I’d still like to see some customization options and better support for certain Docker options. Though, to be fair, the ECS team seems to be enthusiastically adding these features slowly but surely.
I also can’t help but think that EKS, Amazon’s managed Kubernetes services, is just around the corner…
- Amazon DynamoDB Adds Support for Continuous Backups and Point-In-Time Recovery (PITR)
- AWS Elemental MediaConvert Introduces Basic Pricing Tier
- New Loss functions and automatic early stopping now in the Linear Learner Algorithm in Amazon SageMaker
- Making Easier to Track Your Amazon EBS Volume State
- AWS IoT Core Increases Default Limits for Customers
- Alexa for Business now lets you create address books for easier calling from shared Echo devices
- AWS CloudFormation Now Supports Launch Templates
- AWS Systems Manager Adds Patch Management for CentOS Linux
- AWS Config Notifications Are Now Integrated with Amazon CloudWatch Events
- Amazon Connect Automated Outbound Calling is Now Generally Available
- Amazon Rekognition Improves Accuracy of Real-Time Face Recognition and Verification
- Amazon WorkDocs Drive Is Now Available for Microsoft Windows Users
- Amazon Elasticsearch Service Simplifies User Authentication and Access for Kibana with Amazon Cognito
- Amazon API Gateway Supports Cross-Account AWS Lambda Authorizers and Integrations
- Amazon API Gateway Supports Resource Policies for APIs
Previous AWS Week In Review
- AWS Week In Review: March 26 2018
- AWS Week In Review: March 20 2018
- AWS Week In Review: March 13 2018