Last month I was lucky enough to be asked back to give a workshop at the Melbourne AWS Programming and Tools Meetup. This meetup is always a lot of fun as it's all about going hands on. My subject this time around was CloudFormation Macros.
AWS released Lake Formation and support for multiple masters in Aurora, while GitHub announced updates about GitHub Actions.
An introductory talk to DeepRacer
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.
Apple held their WWDC conference with announcements to make everyone happy, including me. In the meantime AWS released a new capability for ECS that allows you to assign far more ENIs for your awsvpc networking tasks. I'm also introducing a new segment to these notes.
AWS released the Aurora Serverless Data API and Textract, and Hashicorp now offers a way to manage your Terraform remote state in the cloud.
AWS Backup finally got CloudFormation support, AWS continued with great releases around EBS encryption, and I launched a new experiment.
Between Google I/O and Microsoft Build it was a busy week, and then there were other interesting releases as well. Too much to choose from so today I'll focus on some dev tools. Which in this case means GitHub's new Package Registry, Microsoft's WSL 2 and new terminal, and sharing encrypted AMIs across accounts in AWS.
Last week was the AWS Summit in Sydney and as I attended, it's clear that my mind is focused on AWS. It helps that they released a number of new features, though not announced at the summit. I'll focus on Transit Gateway integration with Direct Connect, Deep Racer, and S3 Batch Operations.
AWS App Mesh is a managed service mesh from AWS. While announced at re:Invent 2018, it only became generally available at the end of March. In this post, I aim to give an overview of the service and how it works with EKS. I’ll also highlight some differences with Istio and give a step-by-step walkthrough to make it work with an application.
Recently I had some time to play around with AWS App Mesh and, as expected, decided to write up the experience. This also marks my first blog post at DigIO which I’m quite happy about.
The black hole photo is a scientific marvel and Google held their Google Cloud Next conference from which I'll discuss Anthos and Cloud Run.
AWS released a couple of interesting improvements to Fargate and EKS, shared storage solutions in the AWS Sydney region became useful, but at the same time Australia shoots itself in the foot again with a new law.