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Traffic Shifting in AWS Lambda Aliases Coming Soon

by Chris Swan Follow 296 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 0 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 1 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 0 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 3 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 372 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 372 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 0 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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AWS Release Lambda@Edge, Enabling Node.js Functions to Execute at the Edge Alongside CloudFront CDN

by Daniel Bryant Follow 372 Followers on  Jul 23, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) have released Lambda@Edge as generally available, allowing customers to run Node.js Lambda functions “at the edge” across AWS point-of-presence locations globally, which can enable dynamic response to end users with very low latency.

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Integrate 2017 Recap: Adding Intelligence to Integration

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 04, 2017

Integrate 2017, an annual integration event focused on Microsoft Integration technologies, took place in London from June 26th – 28th. Some of the key themes that were discussed include the role of cognitive computing in integration, API orchestration, SaaS connectivity, cloud native integration, the impact of serverless on integration and cloud messaging at scale.

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A Series of Unfortunate Container Events at Netflix: Andrew Spyker and Amit Joshi at QCon NYC

by Daniel Bryant Follow 372 Followers on  Jul 02, 2017

At QCon New York 2017,  Andrew Spyker and Amit Joshi presented “A Series of Unfortunate Container Events at Netflix”. Key takeaways from running production workloads within containers running on the AWS Cloud include: expect problematic containers and workloads; there is continued need for cloud to evolve for containers; and it has been worth the effort due to value containers unlock.

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