Amazon EKS Adds Support for Public IP Addresses Within Cluster VPCs - Chalk up another win for the elegantly named AWSECS4K8S(EKS)!
Amazon EKS Simplifies Kubernetes Cluster Authentication - Meanwhile, this move is countered as Amazon Cognito prepares a feature release to complicate Kubernetes cluster authentication. The chess game continues.
Amazon RDS for MySQL Supports Password Validation - Now RDS can tell you that "kitty!' is a terrible password.
Amazon SNS Adds Support for Cost Allocation Tags - I see that the Cost Allocation Tagging team tagged the SNS team, likely with a bat.
Amazon Transcribe now supports Hindi and Indian-accented English - Boston accents still unsupported, since nobody can stand listening to them long enough to debug the system (hey-o!).
AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region Adds Third Availability Zone - Unlike launching additional CloudFront Edge locations, a third AZ unblocks a number of customers who previously couldn't do certain things in a region. I'm not entirely sure why AWS launches regions without at least three, since a number of services have a requirement of three AZs to run in the first place... Mumbai got one too.
AWS Migration Hub EC2 Recommendations - With 180 different instance types, they pretty much have to build something like this.
AWS Lambda adds support for Node.js v10 - Node 10 is now a "rolling release" which means that your functions will now magically start seeing corner case regressions unless they're VERY diligent with ensuring that changes are non-breaking. I guess we'll find out!
Monitor Emails in Your Workmail Organization Using Cloudwatch Metrics and Logs - This is huge news for both Workmail customers; unfortunately one of them is slammed with higher priority projects and the other doesn’t realize they’re a Workmail customer.
Create fine-grained session permissions using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) managed policies - I've read this three times and I still don't understand what it does. Help?
You can now use custom chat bots with Amazon Chime - This announcement was heralded by cries of "what the hell is Amazon Chime?!" You don't want to know.
Troubleshooting, Monitoring, and Cost Tracking for Serverless Applications - Epsagon CEO Nitzan Shapira talks about how Epsagon helps troubleshoot, monitor, and track cost for serverless applications. I like the service; I've been using it myself for month, and it helpfully tells me that my costs are spiraling out of control at 22¢ a month.
Upcoming updates to the AWS Lambda and AWS Lambda@Edge execution environment | AWS Compute Blog - Surprise, the underlying OS that powers the Lambda execution environment is about to update to Amazon Linux 2. The time to test is now.
Spring 2019 SOC reports now available with 104 services in scope - Spring, a time when the world renews after the winter, birds start tweeting, and new SOC2 reports come out.
Best Practices Design Patterns: Optimizing Amazon S3 Performance - Amazon Simple Storage Service - It's worth reading the updated guide; a lot of historical common wisdom no longer applies, but for some reason they're not too loud about this one.