A New AWS Console Home Experience

If you are reading this blog, there is a high chance you frequently use the AWS Management Console. I taught AWS classes for years. During classes, students’ first hands-on experience with the AWS Cloud happened on the console, and I bet yours did too. Until today, the home page of the console showed your most Read more about A New AWS Console Home Experience[…]

Now Open – AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region

The AWS Region in Jakarta, Indonesia, is now open and you can start using it today. The official name is Asia Pacific (Jakarta) and the API name is ap-southeast-3. The AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region is the tenth active AWS Region in Asia Pacific and mainland China along with Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Ningxia, Osaka, Read more about Now Open – AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region[…]

AWS re:Post – A Reimagined Q&A Experience for the AWS Community

The internet is an excellent resource for well-intentioned guidance and answers. However, it can sometimes be hard to tell if what you’re reading is, in fact, advice you should follow. Also, some users have a preference toward using a single, trusted online community rather than the open internet to provide them with reliable, vetted, and Read more about AWS re:Post – A Reimagined Q&A Experience for the AWS Community[…]

New – Sustainability Pillar for AWS Well-Architected Framework

The AWS Well-Architected Framework has been helping AWS customers improve their cloud architectures since 2015. The framework consists of design principles, questions, and best practices across multiple pillars: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, and Cost Optimization. Today we are introducing a new Sustainability Pillar to help organizations learn, measure, and improve their workloads using Read more about New – Sustainability Pillar for AWS Well-Architected Framework[…]

Announcing General Availability of Construct Hub and AWS Cloud Development Kit Version 2

Today, I’m happy to announce that both the Construct Hub and AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) version 2 are now generally available (GA). The AWS CDK is an open-source framework that simplifies working with cloud resources using familiar programming languages: C#, TypeScript, Java, Python, and Go (in developer preview). Within their applications, developers create Read more about Announcing General Availability of Construct Hub and AWS Cloud Development Kit Version 2[…]

New – Site-to-Site Connectivity with AWS Direct Connect SiteLink

We are launching AWS Direct Connect SiteLink, a new capability of AWS Direct Connect that lets you create connections between your on-premises networks through the AWS global network backbone. Until today, when you needed direct connectivity between your data centers or branch offices, you had to rely on public internet or expensive and hard-to-deploy fixed Read more about New – Site-to-Site Connectivity with AWS Direct Connect SiteLink[…]

AWS Shield Advanced Update – Automatic Application Layer DDoS Mitigation

In 2016, we launched AWS Shield, a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards applications running on AWS. AWS Shield provides always-on detection and automatic inline mitigations that minimize application downtime and latency without needing to contact AWS Support. There are two tiers of AWS Shield: Standard and Advanced. All AWS customers Read more about AWS Shield Advanced Update – Automatic Application Layer DDoS Mitigation[…]

New – Offline Tape Migration Using AWS Snowball Edge

Over the years, we have given you a succession of increasingly powerful tools to help you migrate your data to the AWS Cloud. Starting with AWS Import/Export back in 2009, followed by Snowball in 2015, Snowmobile and Snowball Edge in 2016, and Snowcone in 2020, each new device has given you additional features to simplify Read more about New – Offline Tape Migration Using AWS Snowball Edge[…]

Preview – AWS Backup Adds Support for Amazon S3

Starting today, you can preview AWS Backup for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). AWS Backup is a fully managed, policy-based service that lets you to centralize and automate the backup and restore of your applications spanning across 12 AWS services: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes, Amazon Read more about Preview – AWS Backup Adds Support for Amazon S3[…]

New – AWS Control Tower Account Factory for Terraform

AWS Control Tower makes it easier to set up and manage a secure, multi-account AWS environment. AWS Control Tower uses AWS Organizations to create what is called a landing zone, bringing ongoing account management and governance based on our experience working with thousands of customers. If you use AWS CloudFormation to manage your infrastructure as Read more about New – AWS Control Tower Account Factory for Terraform[…]