Amazon SageMaker notebook instances now offer lifecycle customization and option to disable internet access

Posted on: Mar 15, 2018

You can now customize the configuration of your Amazon SageMaker notebook instance, and choose to disconnect your notebook instance from the internet.

You can extend the customization of your notebook instances using the lifecycle configuration option. This feature will allow you to invoke a custom script at designated stages of a notebook instance's lifecycle - such as every time the notebook instance is instantiated, or just when it is first created. 

You also now have the choice of creating Jupyter Notebooks that are disconnected from the public internet. This feature allows you disable direct internet access and use your VPC configuration to dictate whether or not your notebook instance can access the public internet, allowing you to have more control over who can access your information. 

These new features for Amazon SageMaker are available today in the U.S. East (N. Virginia, U.S. East (Ohio), E.U. (Ireland), and U.S. West (Oregon) AWS Regions. Read the blog for more details and visit the Amazon SageMaker notebook instance documentation