AWS Week in Review – Amazon Security Lake Now GA, New Actions on AWS Fault Injection Simulator, and More – June 5, 2023
Last Wednesday, I traveled to Cape Town to speak at the .Net Developer User Group. My colleague Francois Bouteruche also gave a talk but joined virtually. I enjoyed my time there—what an amazing community! Join the group in order to learn about upcoming events.
Now onto the AWS updates from last week. There was a lot of news related to AWS, and I have compiled a few announcements you need to know. Let’s get started!
Last Week’s Launches
Here are a few launches from last week that you might have missed:
Amazon Security Lake is now Generally Available – This service automatically centralizes security data from AWS environments, SaaS providers, on-premises environments, and cloud sources into a purpose-built data lake stored in your account, making it easier to analyze security data, gain a more comprehensive understanding of security across your entire organization, and improve the protection of your workloads, applications, and data. Read more in Channy’s post announcing the preview of Security Lake.
New AWS Direct Connect Location in Santiago, Chile – The AWS Direct Connect service lets you create a dedicated network connection to AWS. With this service, you can build hybrid networks by linking your AWS and on-premises networks to build applications that span environments without compromising performance. Last week we announced the opening of a new AWS Direct Connect location in Santiago, Chile. This new Santiago location offers dedicated 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps connections, with MACsec encryption available for 10 Gbps. For more information on over 115 Direct Connect locations worldwide, visit the locations section of the Direct Connect product detail pages.
New actions on AWS Fault Injection Simulator for Amazon EKS and Amazon ECS – Had it not been for Adrian Hornsby’s LinkedIn post I would have missed this announcement. We announced the expanded support of AWS Fault Injection Simulator (FIS) for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). This expanded support adds additional AWS FIS actions for Amazon EKS and Amazon ECS. Learn more about Amazon ECS task actions here, and Amazon EKS pod actions here.
Other AWS News
A few more news items and blog posts you might have missed:
Autodesk Uses Sagemaker to Improve Observability – One of our customers, Autodesk, used AWS services including Amazon Sagemaker, Amazon Kinesis, and Amazon API Gateway to build a platform that enables development and deployment of near-real time personalization experiments by modeling and responding to user behavior data. All this delivered a dynamic, personalized experience for Autodesk’s customers. Read more about the story at AWS Customer Stories.
AWS DMS Serverless – We announced AWS DMS Serverless which lets you automatically provision and scale capacity for migration and data replication. Donnie wrote about this announcement here.
Upcoming AWS Events
We have the following upcoming events. These give you the opportunity to meet with other tech enthusiasts and learn:
AWS Silicon Innovation Day (June 21) – A one-day virtual event that will allow you to understand AWS Silicon and how you can use AWS’s unique silicon offerings to innovate. Learn more and register here.
And with that, I end my very first Week in Review post, and this was such fun to write. Come back next Monday for another Week in Review!
– Veliswa x