AWS Weekly: Controlling Containers, Talking Serverless, and DDoS Planning
It's that time of week again. Take a look at what's happened during the past week in the AWS universe.
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Monday, August 15
- Authorizing everything: Ben Rady (Author of Serverless Single Page Apps, Pragmatic Bookshelf) published The Real Revolution of Serverless is Auth, Not Microservices.
- Controlling containers: ECS supports Networking Modes and Memory Reservation now.
- Expanding service availability: EC2 Container Registry now available in US West (N. California), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and EU (Frankfurt).
- Reducing latencies and increasing fault tolerance: AWS OpsWorks adds endpoints in the same region as your stack.
- Talking serverless: Forrest Brazeal published an Interview with Florian Motlik from the Serverless Framework.
- Mapping objects: AWS announced a data mapping abstraction for DynamoDB written in Ruby called aws-record.
- Organizing resources: AWS increased the limit of tags per resource from 10 to 50.
Tuesday, August 16
- Refreshing network basics: APN Blog is giving an introduction to AWS Networking for Developers.
- Planning for DDoS: AWS updated the AWS Best Practices for DDoS
Wednesday, August 17
- Resolving names: AWS Compute Blog explains how to setup a secondary DNS in a VPC using Lambda and Private Hosted Zones.
- Comparing costs: trek10 compares Lambda Pricing in Context.
Thursday, August 18
- Monitoring scaling infrastructures: AWS announced free and enhanced CloudWatch metrics for Auto Scaling Groups.
- Analyzing your AWS bill: AWS announced ability to upload billing data directly to Redshift and QuickSight.
- Expanding service availability: AWS Config is available in Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) now.
- Ensuring connectivity: AWS Trusted Advisor adds checks to verify HA for Direct Connect.
- Renting a virtual desktop for a short time: AWS announced Hourly pricing model for AWS WorkSpaces.
- Advancing load balancing: AWS DevOps Blog introduces the Application Load Balancer.
- Writing IAM Policies is hard: we announced our Complete IAM Reference.
- Going serverless: TJ Holowaychuk has noted Do’s and Don’ts of AWS Lambda.
Friday, August 19
- Setting up Continous Delivery: we announced our CloudFormation template containing a Jenkins environment.
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