AWS Monthly Review — March 2016
March has blown past! Catch your breath and have a look at what's happened during AWS's tenth anniversary month.
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AWS is innovating fast. This is a summary of what happened during this past month.
Announcements and News
- Happy Birthday AWS, 10 years of Cloud Computing. (AWS Blog Post)
- Referencing Security Groups in peered VPCs is possible even if the VPCs belong to different accounts. (Official Announcement)
- Long EC2 instance and reservation IDs are default for new accounts in US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), and EU (Frankfurt). (Official Announcement)
- t2.nano available in all public regions. (Official Announcement)
- API Gateway and Lambda available in EU (Frankfurt). (Official Announcement)
- EC2 Container Registry Available in US West (Oregon) and US East (N. Virginia). (Official Announcement)
- New Metering Service for AWS Marketplace allows to charge software based on usage. (Official Announcement and AWS Blog Post)
- New CloudWatch metrics providing insight into EC2 Spot fleets. (Official Announcement and AWS Blog Post)
- ElastiCache allows on-the-fly engine upgrades for Redis. (Official Announcement and AWS Blog Post)
- New CloudWatch metrics for EC2 instances show the number of incoming and outgoing network packets (NetworkPacketsIn and NetworkPacketsOut). (Official Announcement)
- Enhanced Monitoring for RDS instances with Postgres engine adds additional metrics collected by agents on the database instances. (Official Announcement)
- Preview before updating a stack with new change sets for CloudFormation. (Official Announcement and AWS Blog Post)
- Additional checks for Trusted Advisor: leaked EC2 access keys, EC2 reserved instance expiration, and more. (Official Announcement)
- CloudWatch Events add SQS as possible target. An event is able to trigger Lambda, SNS, or SQS now. (Official Announcement)
- Learn more about AWS with our book Amazon Web Services in Action
- Avoid Sharing Key Pairs for EC2
- Optional Parameter in CloudFormation
- Introducing the Object Store: S3
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