There were a couple of recent AWS updates that can have a positive impact on your AWS usage: Lambda is now in the Savings Plan, and the new CalledVia IAM property allows you to limit calls to be through an AWS service.
Once again we have reached the start of a new year and even decade. So, as I've done the past couple of years I'll take that time to reflect on the past year and what my plans are going forward.
Instead of a normal weekly note, I decided to take a close look at the good and bad of the new device based MFA support in AWS SSO.
AWS introduced CloudWatch Anomaly Detection as a way to get smarter alarms for your metrics. There were also a couple of smaller updates to the AWS container services.
Two weeks ago was Cloudflare's birthday week, during which they tend to release new features. This year was no exception, and I'm taking a look at their new Workers Sites. In addition, AWS launches IQ, which is basically experts as a service.
This week AWS released several useful features for existing services. Step Functions now support Dynamic Parallelism, and you can now replicate your S3 buckets within the same region.
Amazon Quantum Ledger Database was released, and Flow Logs allow the addition of meta-data.
Today is focused once again on a couple of very welcome improvements. This time that concerns Lambda's shared ENIs and IAM Roles for EKS services.
Amazon Forecast is released, and a couple of new features show how Session Manager works and suddenly make it look like a completely different service.
Both App Mesh and Step Functions gained some long-awaited functionalities, and I take a brief look at some improvements to the out of the box runtimes for CodeBuild.
AWS released Lake Formation and support for multiple masters in Aurora, while GitHub announced updates about GitHub Actions.
Since my last weekly note, AWS has released a couple of highly anticipated features for both ECS and CloudWatch Logs Insights. In addition they open sourced a new query language and have given us a public roadmap for CloudFormation.
Between EventBridge, new ways of connecting to your EC2 instances, and CDK going GA there's a lot to cover this week.
Last week gave us the first re:Inforce, AWS' new security focused conference. And naturally this meant a number of security focused releases, including Security Hub, Control Tower, and VPC Traffic Mirroring.
AWS integrates App Mesh and Cloud Map and releases a way to review your Service Control Policies for an account. In the meantime Azure released a managed Bastion service.