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Alibaba Cloud Expands Their Presence in the EMEA Region with UK Data Centers

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 29, 2018

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced the opening of two new availability zones in the United Kingdom. With the addition of these availability zones, Alibaba is increasing its presence in the EMEA region.

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Google Releases New Security Features for Compute Engine: Resource-Level IAM and IAM Conditions

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 26, 2018

Google announced two new Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) features to help customers manage their security and access control in the Google Compute Engine better. These features are the resource-level IAM to set policies on individual resources, and IAM conditions to grant access based on predefined conditions.

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Amazon Announces Managed Databases for Amazon Lightsail

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 24, 2018 1

Amazon has announced managed databases for Lightsail, their lightweight and simplified virtual private server offering. The addition of managed databases intends to allow the creation of these databases on the Lightsail platform with a minimal amount of work, and removes several everyday maintenance tasks from the user.

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Smoke is a New Lightweight Server-Side Framework for Swift from Amazon

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 14, 2018

Amazon Smoke framework is a new open-source light-weight server-side framework written in Swift and aimed to build REST-like or RPC-like services. Its architecture stresses ease of use and favours a pure-functional programming style for request handlers.

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Amazon S3 Increases Request Rate Performance and Drops Randomized Prefix Requirement

by Steffen Opel Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 11, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced significantly increased S3 request rate performance and the ability to parallelize requests to scale to the desired throughput. Notably this performance increase also "removes any previous guidance to randomize object prefixes" and enables the use of "logical or sequential naming patterns in S3 object naming without any performance implications".

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Gremlin Releases Application Level Fault Injection (ALFI) Platform for Targeted Chaos Experiments

by Daniel Bryant Follow 824 Followers on  Oct 07, 2018 2

Gremlin Inc has released their second product offering in the “Failure-as-a-Service” domain– Application-Level Fault Injection (ALFI). Building upon their initial platform that facilitated engineers in creating and running chaos experiments at the infrastructure level, ALFI enables failure injection at the application level via a native language library.

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Amazon Announces AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 25, 2018 1

Amazon has announced their AWS Storage Gateway hardware appliance, which provides hybrid storage between on-premises applications and AWS’ storage services. By providing a hardware appliance, Amazon gives a preconfigured solution to cache data locally while synchronizing with the cloud.

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Alexa Smart Home Skills Gain Flexibility with New API

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Sep 24, 2018

The latest update to Amazon Smart Home Skill API, available as a preview, introduces new capabilities that can be used as building blocks to model device settings or features. Additionally, Smart Home skills have gained greater flexibility by enabling the use of custom intents.

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Amazon Announces Extensibility for AWS CloudFormation with AWS Lambda Powered Macros

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018 1

With AWS CloudFormation developers can model and define their infrastructure as code. Now Amazon announced a new feature of AWS CloudFormation called Macros, which allows developers to extend the native syntax of CloudFormation templates by calling out to AWS Lambda powered transformations.

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Amazon Releases a New Session Manager in AWS Systems Manager

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 19, 2018

Amazon released a new Session Manager in the AWS Systems Manager. This new session manager will provide a new of way of shell-level access to EC2 instances. IT Administrators can now use a new browser-based interactive shell and a command-line interface (CLI) to manage their Windows and Linux instances.

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Auth0's Move to a Single-Cloud Architecture on AWS

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 18 Followers on  Aug 25, 2018

Auth0, a provider of authentication, authorization and single sign on services, moved their infrastructure from multiple cloud providers (AWS, Azure and Google Cloud) to just AWS. An increasing dependency on AWS services necessitated this, and today their systems are spread across four AWS regions, with services replicated across zones.

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Amazon Aurora Serverless MySQL Generally Available

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Aug 23, 2018

Amazon Aurora, a custom built MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible database in AWS, has a new capability generally available – Aurora Serverless MySQL. Amazon first showed a preview of this serverless ability at AWS re:Invent last year.

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Amazon WorkSpaces Now Offers an Amazon Linux 2 Desktop

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Jul 27, 2018

With the new Amazon WorkSpaces, customers now use Amazon Linux 2 as a desktop besides Windows 7 and 10. The Amazon Linux 2 WorkSpaces are available in different forms including Amazon Machine Image.

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Amazon Announces AWS Lambda Now Supports Simple Queue Service (SQS) as an Event Source

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Jul 14, 2018

Amazon announced an update to their Simple Queue Service (SQS) – developers can now use SQS to trigger AWS Lambda Functions. Moreover, no longer are developers required to run a polling service or create an SQS to SNS mapping.

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AWS Config Gains Cross-Account, Cross-Region Data Aggregation

by Steffen Opel Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 30, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added the capability to aggregate compliance data produced by AWS Config rules across multiple accounts and/or regions to enable centralized auditing and governance of AWS resources. A new aggregated dashboard view displays non-compliant rules across the organization. Users can then drill down to view details about resources that are violating any rules.

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