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Amazon GuardDuty: A Zero-Footprint Managed Threat Detection Service for AWS Accounts and Resources

by Daniel Bryant Follow 452 Followers on  Dec 03, 2017

At the AWS re:invent conference, the release of Amazon GuardDuty was announced - a managed threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious or unauthorised behaviour. The service can be centrally managed, is “zero footprint”, and remediation scripts or AWS Lambda functions can be configured to trigger automatically based on GuardDuty findings.

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AWS re:Invent Day 2 Keynote Announcements: Alexa for Business, Cloud9 IDE & AWS Lambda Enhancements

by Daniel Bryant Follow 452 Followers on  Dec 01, 2017

At the second keynote of the AWS re:invent 2017 conference, running in Las Vegas, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, took to the stage to announce several new product releases: Alexa for Business; AWS Cloud9 IDE; and multiple enhancements to the AWS Lambda service, including traffic shifting, the doubling of available RAM, and a pre-announcement of .NET Core 2 and Golang language support.

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AWS re:Invent 2017 Announcements: Managed Kubernetes, Serverless RDBMS & DynamoDB Global Tables

by Daniel Bryant Follow 452 Followers on  Nov 29, 2017

At the AWS re:invent 2017 conference, held in Las Vegas, USA, several new compute and storage features were announced, including: EKS, a fully managed Kubernetes service; AWS Fargate, a service to run containers without managing servers; Amazon Aurora Multi-Master; Amazon Aurora Serverless; DynamoDB Global Tables and on-demand backup; and Amazon Neptune, a fully managed graph database.

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Traffic Shifting in AWS Lambda Aliases Coming Soon

by Chris Swan Follow 357 Followers on  Oct 29, 2017

Amazon’s Chris Munns announced at the recent Serverless Conference NYC that AWS Lambda will soon support a feature called traffic shifting. This will allow a weight to be applied to Lambda function aliases to shift traffic between two versions of a function. The feature will enable the use of canary releases and blue/green deployment.

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AWS Offers 4TB Memory Virtual Machines

by Aymen El Amri Follow 1 Followers on  Oct 10, 2017

AWS has now the largest cloud virtual machine in terms of memory, after launching the x1e.32xlarge, a new memory-optimized EC2 instance type. AWS customers can use this new type of instances in their production environments in order to handle the high memory requirements of software like SAP HANA and their in-memory databases.

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AWS Establishes Per-Second Billing for EC2 Instances

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 08, 2017

AWS instituted a per-second billing model for EC2 instances and EBS volumes on the 2nd of October.

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Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards Gains API and CloudFormation Support

by Steffen Opel Follow 1 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added programmatic creation and manipulation of CloudWatch dashboards and widgets to support use cases such as dynamic resource lifecycle tracking and consistent cross-account dashboard maintenance.

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Microsoft Introduces Azure Availability Zones, Completes MAREA Transatlantic Connection

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 29, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the expansion of High Availability (HA) and resiliency options for customers. The update comes in the form of Azure Availability Zones which increase the availability of certain Azure services within a specific region by providing complete redundancy and isolation of the infrastructure. Azure Availability Zones include a financially-backed SLA of 99.99%.

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AWS Adds Scale-Friendly Network Load Balancer to its Arsenal

by Richard Seroter Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

AWS expanded the Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) service with a new product catered to high-performing applications. The Network Load Balancer is a Layer 4 TCP component designed to handle bursts of traffic and millions of requests per second.

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AWS Release ‘SAM Local’ to Facilitate Local Build and Test of AWS Lambda Serverless Applications

by Daniel Bryant Follow 452 Followers on  Aug 18, 2017

AWS have released a new tool in beta, SAM Local, that makes it easy to build and test serverless AWS Lambda applications on a local dev machine. Core features provided by SAM Local include: the ability to test AWS Lambda functions locally running within Docker, a simple CLI to start a local API Gateway, and the generation of sample payloads for testing the handling of various AWS event sources.

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Amazon Web Services Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

by Daniel Bryant Follow 452 Followers on  Aug 10, 2017

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined the CNCF as a platinum member with the goal of accelerating the development and deployment of cloud native technologies in its market-leading public cloud.

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Public Preview of Azure IaaS Disaster Recovery Announced

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 07, 2017

In a recent announcement, Microsoft released details about its public preview for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) disaster recovery using Azure Site Recovery (ASR). Using the ASR service, organizations can protect IaaS workloads in one Azure region and have it replicated to a different Azure region within a geographical cluster.

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Amazon CloudWatch Events Gains Cross-Account Event Delivery

by Steffen Opel Follow 1 Followers on  Jul 31, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added cross-account event delivery to Amazon CloudWatch Events to support use cases such as the tracking of events across an entire organization and the handling of events in separate accounts to implement advanced security schemes.

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AWS Web Application Firewall: Bolt-on Security for Insecure Websites

by Elton Stoneman Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 28, 2017

AWS Web Application Firewall inspects traffic coming into your web application, looking for suspicious activity. It can pass good requests onto your application and block requests that match common attack vectors - like SQL injection. WAF can add a layer of security onto an existing application without changing the app.

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Amazon Adds Target Tracking Support for EC2 Auto Scaling

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 24, 2017

Auto Scaling cloud resources is nothing new in AWS. However, Amazon recently announced a new Target Tracking policy that gives customers more granular control over how their application scales. Target Tracking policies allow an administrator to target a specific metric that will drive how and when the EC2 resources will scale.

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