Updates to AWS for April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018 at 5:15 pm


Updates to AWS for April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 at 9:28 am


Enjoy the latest updates from AWS!

Compute AWS Lambda Supports Node.js v8.10
Compute Amazon EBS Adds Support for Tagging EBS Snapshots Upon Creation and Resource-Level Permissions
Compute AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) Implementation is Now Open-source
Storage Amazon S3 Select Is Now Generally Available
Storage Announcing S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access, a New Amazon S3 Storage Class
Storage Amazon EFS Now Supports Encryption of Data in Transit
Storage AWS Storage Gateway VTL (Tape Gateway) is available in Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region
Storage AWS Snowball Edge Now Available in Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region
Networking Amazon API Gateway Supports Resource Policies for APIs
Networking Amazon API Gateway Supports Cross-Account AWS Lambda Authorizers and Integrations
Management Tools Amazon CloudWatch Adds Route 53 Logs to Vended Logs
Management Tools Amazon CloudWatch Metric Math
Management Tools New Multi-Account, Multi-Region Data Aggregation Capability in AWS Config
Security Introducing AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority
Security Introducing AWS Firewall Manager
Security Introducing AWS Secrets Manager
Machine Learning Amazon SageMaker has Open Sourced TensorFlow 1.6 and Apache MXNet 1.1 Docker Containers with Support for Local Mode, and More Instance Types Across All Modules
Machine Learning Amazon Rekognition Improves Accuracy of Real-Time Face Recognition and Verification
Machine Learning Amazon Translate is Now Generally Available
Machine Learning Amazon Transcribe is Now Generally Available
Machine Learning Apache MXNet Model Server Adds Container Support for Scalable Model Serving
Analytics AWS Glue is now available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) AWS region
Analytics Amazon Elasticsearch Service Simplifies User Authentication and Access for Kibana with Amazon Cognito
Business Amazon WorkDocs Drive Is Now Available for Microsoft Windows Users
IoT AWS Greengrass ML Inference – Now Generally Available

AJSnetworking.com Podcast – The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam 4/9/2018

April 9, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Certified Cloud Practitioner

The latest certification from AWS is here and it represents your foundation for all other AWS certifications. My latest podcast gives you all the details! 


AJSnetworking.com Podcast – An Overview of AWS Certification 4/6/2018

April 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

AWS Certification

I got this podcast idea from my friend Chris Riling at Cisco Systems. He was curious about AWS Certifications! Enjoy!


Updates to AWS for March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018 at 2:18 pm


AWS Service Catalog

March 27, 2018 at 7:46 pm

service catalog

A service of AWS that fails to get a ton of attention is Service Catalog. This service seeks to enable organizations to create and manage catalogs of IT services that are approved for use on AWS. It permits organizations to centrally manage their commonly deployed IT services and can help maintain appropriate governance and compliance.

The idea is your end users (IT staff) can quickly deploy the IT services they need that you have approved and that they will do so following the constraints that you have set.

Benefits include:

  • Standardization – you can place restrictions on the types and configurations of AWS resources launched
  • Self-service discovery and launch – permit users to browse listings of services and applications available to them, and to launch them as provisioned products
  • Fine-grained access control – IAM users and groups form the basis of permissions for the resources listed in the catalogs
  • Extensibility and version control – products can be added to various portfolios from a single copy, and versioning updates all copies

AWS Service Catalog terminology:

  • Products – an IT service that you want to make available for deployment on AWS. It can consist of AWS resources such as EC2 instances, storage volumes, databases, monitoring configurations, and networking components. You create products through the import of CloudFormation templates.
  • Portfolios – a collection of products along with configuration information.
  • Versioning – Service Catalog allows you to manage multiple versions of products in your catalog.
  • Constraints – Template and Launch constraints allow you to carefully control deployments.
  • Stack – as mentioned above, the building block for the Products are CloudFormation stacks.

Updates to AWS for March 20, 2018 (the BIG ones)

March 20, 2018 at 9:16 am


Here are the exciting developments at AWS for the week of 3/20/2018!

You might also be interested in the upcoming AWS Tech Talk announcements!