New – FreeRTOS Extended Maintenance Plan for Up to 10 Years

Last AWS re:Invent 2020, we announced FreeRTOS Long Term Support (LTS) that offers a more stable foundation than standard releases, as manufacturers deploy and later update devices in the field. FreeRTOS is an open source, real-time operating system for microcontrollers that makes small, low-power edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure, connect, and manage. In Read more about New – FreeRTOS Extended Maintenance Plan for Up to 10 Years[…]

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[…]

Use New Amazon EC2 M1 Mac Instances to Build & Test Apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV

Last year at AWS re:Invent, Jeff Barr wrote about the exciting availability of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Mac instances. Today, we’re announcing the preview of a new EC2 M1 Mac instance. The introduction of EC2 Mac instances brought the flexibility, scalability, and cost benefits of AWS to all Apple developers. EC2 Mac instances Read more about Use New Amazon EC2 M1 Mac Instances to Build & Test Apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV[…]

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[…]

New – Enhanced Dead-letter Queue Management Experience for Amazon SQS Standard Queues

Hundreds of thousands of customers use Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) to build message-based applications to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless apps. When a message cannot be successfully processed by the queue consumer, you can configure SQS to store it in a dead-letter queue (DLQ). As a software developer or architect, you’d Read more about New – Enhanced Dead-letter Queue Management Experience for Amazon SQS Standard Queues[…]

Network Address Management and Auditing at Scale with Amazon VPC IP Address Manager

Managing, monitoring, and auditing IP address allocation for at-scale networks, as the growth in cloud workloads and connected devices continues at a rapid pace, is a complex, time-consuming, and potentially error-prone task. Traditionally, network administrators have resorted to using combinations of spreadsheets, home-grown tools, and scripts to track address assignments across multiple accounts, virtual private Read more about Network Address Management and Auditing at Scale with Amazon VPC IP Address Manager[…]

New – Amazon VPC Network Access Analyzer

If you are a member of your organization’s networking, cloud operations, or security teams, you are going to love this new feature. The new Amazon VPC Network Access Analyzer helps you identify network configurations that lead to unintended network access. As you will see in a moment, it will point out ways that you can Read more about New – Amazon VPC Network Access Analyzer[…]

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[…]