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Amazon Launches a New Message Broker Service in AWS

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017 2

At the recent re:Invent 2017, Amazon launched a new service called Amazon MQ, a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ; an open-sourced, enterprise-grade message broker compatible with most industry standard protocols.

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Chef Extends OpsWorks Capabilities in AWS

by Helen Beal Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 06, 2017

Chef has announced new capabilities to address application lifecycle control concerns in containers in AWS. New functionality includes Chef Automate with integrated compliance and builds on AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate announced in 2016. OpsWorks for Chef Automate provides a managed Chef server and suite of automation tools.

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Amazon Adds New Features to Its Rekognition Service

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 04, 2017

In a recent blog post, Amazon announced the addition of three new features to its Rekognition Service. These new features enable detection and recognition of text in images, face detection up to a hundred in a full picture, and real-time face recognition across ten million faces.

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

by Daniel Bryant Follow 549 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 549 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 ML and IoT Announcements: Amazon SageMaker, AWS DeepLens & IoT Device Manager

by Daniel Bryant Follow 549 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

At the AWS re:invent conference 2017, held in Las Vegas, USA, several new AWS machine learning (ML) and Internet of Things (IoT) products were released. Highlights include Amazon SageMaker - a fully-managed ML service that enables developers to “quickly build, train, and host ML models”; and IoT Device Manager - a service to securely onboard, monitor, and remotely manage IoT devices at scale.

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

by Daniel Bryant Follow 549 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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Monzo Outage Post Mortem

by Alex Giamas Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Monzo, the digital, mobile-only bank based in the UK, recently suffered outages in their current account payments and prepaid debit cards systems. Oliver Beattie, Monzo’s head of engineering, took on Monzo’s community forum to provide a post mortem of the outage. In this article, we describe their architecture, the root cause of the outage and the lessons learned from it.

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Traffic Shifting in AWS Lambda Aliases Coming Soon

by Chris Swan Follow 424 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 2 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 8 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 549 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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