Stop the CNAME chain struggle: Simplified management with Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall

Starting today, you can configure your DNS Firewall to automatically trust all domains in a resolution chain (such as aCNAME, DNAME, or Alias chain). Let’s walk through this in nontechnical terms for those unfamiliar with DNS. Why use DNS Firewall?DNS Firewall provides protection for outbound DNS requests from your private network in the cloud (Amazon Read more about Stop the CNAME chain struggle: Simplified management with Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall[…]

Unify DNS management using Amazon Route 53 Profiles with multiple VPCs and AWS accounts

If you are managing lots of accounts and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) resources, sharing and then associating many DNS resources to each VPC can present a significant burden. You often hit limits around sharing and association, and you may have gone as far as building your own orchestration layers to propagate DNS configuration Read more about Unify DNS management using Amazon Route 53 Profiles with multiple VPCs and AWS accounts[…]

AWS Weekly Roundup—Amazon Route53, Amazon EventBridge, Amazon SageMaker, and more – January 15, 2024

We are in January, the start of a new year, and I imagine many of you have made a new year resolution to learn something new. If you want to learn something new and get a free Amazon Web Services (AWS) Learning Badge, check out the new Events and Workflows Learning Path. This learning path Read more about AWS Weekly Roundup—Amazon Route53, Amazon EventBridge, Amazon SageMaker, and more – January 15, 2024[…]

Happy New Year! AWS Weekly Roundup – January 8, 2024

Happy New Year! Cloud technologies, machine learning, and generative AI have become more accessible, impacting nearly every aspect of our lives. Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels offers four tech predictions for 2024 and beyond: Generative AI becomes culturally aware FemTech finally takes off AI assistants redefine developer productivity Education evolves to match the speed of Read more about Happy New Year! AWS Weekly Roundup – January 8, 2024[…]

DNS over HTTPS is now available in Amazon Route 53 Resolver

Starting today, Amazon Route 53 Resolver supports using the DNS over HTTPS (DoH) protocol for both inbound and outbound Resolver endpoints. As the name suggests, DoH supports HTTP or HTTP/2 over TLS to encrypt the data exchanged for Domain Name System (DNS) resolutions. Using TLS encryption, DoH increases privacy and security by preventing eavesdropping and Read more about DNS over HTTPS is now available in Amazon Route 53 Resolver[…]

Zonal autoshift – Automatically shift your traffic away from Availability Zones when we detect potential issues

Today we’re launching zonal autoshift, a new capability of Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller that you can enable to automatically and safely shift your workload’s traffic away from an Availability Zone when AWS identifies a potential failure affecting that Availability Zone and shift it back once the failure is resolved. When deploying resilient applications, Read more about Zonal autoshift – Automatically shift your traffic away from Availability Zones when we detect potential issues[…]

AWS Weekly Roundup – CodeWhisperer, CodeCatalyst, RDS, Route53, and more – October 24, 2023

The entire AWS News Blog team is fully focused on writing posts to announce the new services and features during our annual customer conference in Las Vegas, AWS re:Invent! And while we prepare content for you to read, our services teams continue to innovate. Here is my summary of last week’s launches. Last week’s launches Read more about AWS Weekly Roundup – CodeWhisperer, CodeCatalyst, RDS, Route53, and more – October 24, 2023[…]

Introducing Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller

I am pleased to announce the availability today of Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller, a Amazon Route 53 set of capabilities that continuously monitors an application’s ability to recover from failures and controls application recovery across multiple AWS Availability Zones, AWS Regions, and on premises environments to help you to build applications that must Read more about Introducing Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller[…]

How to Get Started with Amazon Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall for Amazon VPC

A DNS lookup is typically the starting point for establishing outbound connections within a network. Unwanted direct communication between Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources and internet services could be prevented using AWS services like security groups, network access control lists (ACLs) or AWS Network Firewall. These services filter network traffic, but they do not Read more about How to Get Started with Amazon Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall for Amazon VPC[…]

Log your VPC DNS queries with Route 53 Resolver Query Logs

The Amazon Route 53 team has just launched a new feature called Route 53 Resolver Query Logs, which will let you log all DNS queries made by resources within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. Whether it’s an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance, an AWS Lambda function, or a container, if it lives in your Read more about Log your VPC DNS queries with Route 53 Resolver Query Logs[…]