A new week and a new month just started. Curious which were the most significant AWS news from the previous seven days? I got you covered with this post.
Last Week’s Launches
Here are the launches that got my attention last week:
Amazon File Cache – A high performance cache on AWS that accelerates and simplifies demanding cloud bursting and hybrid workflows by giving access to files using a fast and familiar POSIX interface, no matter if the original files live on premises on any file system that can be accessed through NFS v3 or on S3.
Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager – You can now automatically archive Amazon EBS snapshots to save up to 75 percent on storage costs for those EBS snapshots that you intend to retain for more than 90 days and rarely access.
AWS App Runner – You can now build and run web applications and APIs from source code using the new Node.js 16 managed runtime.
AWS Copilot – The CLI for containerized apps adds IAM permission boundaries, support for FIFO SNS/SQS for the Copilot worker-service pattern, and using Amazon CloudFront for low-latency content delivery and fast TLS-termination for public load-balanced web services.
Bottlerocket – The Linux-based operating system purpose-built to run container workloads is now supported by Amazon Inspector. Amazon Inspector can now recommend an update of Bottlerocket if it finds a vulnerability.
Amazon SageMaker Canvas – Now supports mathematical functions and operators for richer data exploration and to understand the relationships between variables in your data.
AWS Compute Optimizer – Now provides cost and performance optimization recommendations for 37 new EC2 instance types, including bare metal instances (m6g.metal) and compute optimized instances (c7g.2xlarge, hpc6a.48xlarge), and new memory metrics for Windows instances.
AWS Budgets – Use a simplified 1-click workflow for common budgeting scenarios with step-by-step tutorials on how to use each template.
Amazon Connect – Now provides an updated flow designer UI that makes it easier and faster to build personalized and automated end-customer experiences, as well as a queue dashboard to view and compare real-time queue performance through time series graphs.
Amazon WorkSpaces – You can now provision Ubuntu desktops and use virtual desktops for new categories of workloads, such as for your developers, engineers, and data scientists.
Amazon WorkSpaces Core – A fully managed infrastructure-only solution for third-party Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) management software that simplifies VDI migration and combines your current VDI software with the security and reliability of AWS. Read more about it in this Desktop and Application Streaming blog post.
Other AWS News
A few more blog posts you might have missed:
Introducing new language extensions in AWS CloudFormation – In this Cloud Operations & Migrations blog post, we introduce the new language transform that enhances CloudFormation core language with intrinsic functions that simplify handling JSON strings (Fn::ToJsonString), array lengths (Fn::Length), and update and deletion policies.
Building a GraphQL API with Java and AWS Lambda – This blog shows different options for resolving GraphQL queries using serverless technologies on AWS.
Upcoming AWS Events
As usual, there are many opportunities to meet:
AWS Community Days – AWS Community Day events are community-led conferences to share and learn together. Join us in Amersfoort, Netherlands (on October 3, today), Warsaw, Poland (October 14), and Dresden, Germany (October 19).
That’s all from me for this week. Come back next Monday for another Week in Review!