AWS Week in Review – December 15, 2014 Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 15 We announced that AWS OpsWorks Supports Custom Shutdown Timeouts and Elastic Load Balancing Connection Draining. A cool post on the 2lemetry Technical Blog talked about Machine Learning With Amazon Lambda. A post on the Cloudability Blog introduced New Cloudability tools for Enterprise Management. We announced that AWS Storage Gateway API Calls are now Available in AWS CloudTrail. We announced that VM Import for Amazon EC2 is now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. We announced that the AWS Management Console in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region now Supports Auto Scaling. We announced that AWS OpsWorks now Supports Custom Shutdown Timeouts and Elastic Load Balancing Connection Draining. A very detailed and informative post on the AWS Architecture Blog talked about Internet Routing and Traffic Engineering. A guest post on the AWS Big Data Blog talked about Building and Running a Recommendation Engine at Any Scale. A post on the AWS Partner Network Blog took a look at the re:Invent 2014 Launches from an APN Partner Perspective. Another post on the AWS Partner Network Blog looked at Four AWS Partners Coming Together for AWS Customers: Cloudnexa, AppDynamics, Sumo Logic, and Trend Micro. A post on AWS Advent talked about Finding AWS Resources Across Regions, Services, and Accounts with skew. A post on the Cloud Academy Blog talked about Architecting on AWS: Optimizing the Application Design. Tuesday, December 16 We announced New Amazon CloudFront Reporting to help you to learn more about your visitors. A helpful Quora discussion addressed the question What can you do with Amazon Kinesis? We announced that Amazon CloudFront Now Allows a Directory Path as an Origin Name. A post on the AWS Windows and .NET Developer Blog announced the Preview Release of AWS Resource APIs for .NET. A post on AWS Advent talked about Managing EC2 Security Groups Using Puppet. Wednesday, December 17 We announced that AWS CodeDeploy now Supports AWS CloudTrail. I showed the EC2 Container Service in Action. A post on the AWS Mobile Development Blog unveiled the AWS Mobile SDK for Unity Developer Preview. A second post on the blog talked about Using Amazon Cognito to Sync Data in Unity Games. We introduced Resource Groups and Tag Editing for AWS. We announced that Amazon Mobile Analytics can now Auto Export App Data to S3. We announced that you can now Assign Priority Levels to Tasks in Amazon SWF Workflows. A post on the 2lemetry Technical Blog talked about Sensor Data Loading for Force.com with AWS Lambda. A helpful post from Sylvain Perron stated that Scaling is Getting Easy (this is a paean to AWS Lambda). A post on AWS Advent took a Quick Look at AWS CodeDeploy. Thursday, December 18 We announced that Amazon CloudWatch Logs are now Available in Three Asia Pacific Regions and in the Europe (Frankfurt) Region. We launched the AWS Compute Blog with a post on Compute Content at re:Invent 2014. A post on the AWS Partner Network Blog took an advance look at the Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Quick Start Reference Deployment (the reference deployment was made available to APN Partners one month ahead of general release). We announced that you can Easily Get Started with Auto Scaling from the AWS Management Console. A post on the AWS DevOps Blog showed you how to Automatically Deploy from GitHub Using AWS CodeDeploy. A post on the AWS Startup Collection showed you how to Simplify Code Deployments with AWS CodeDeploy. The AWS Windows and .NET Developer Blog unveiled the New AWS Elastic Beanstalk Deployment Wizard for the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. The AWS Windows and .NET Developer Blog offered Amazon EC2 ImageUtilities and Get-EC2ImageByName Updates. A post on the 2lemetry Technical Blog talked about Streaming MQTT to Redshift. A post on the 2nd Watch Blog asked (and answered) the question Whats Important to Enterprises Managing Workloads in the Cloud? A post on the Cloud Academy Blog showed you how to Deploy Application Code from S3 Using AWS CodeDeploy. Friday, December 19 We launched an AWS Console Mobile App Update with Support for Elastic Beanstalk. A post on the AWS Java Blog revealed the AWS Resource APIs for SNS and SQS. A very cool post on the Blue Collar Bioinformatics Blog talked about Benchmarking Variation and RNA-seq Analyses on Amazon Web Services with Docker. A post on the CloudCheckr Blog introduced Advanced Alerting Ties to AWS Config and CloudTrail. A post from GigaOm told the story of How NASA Launched its Web Infrastructure into the Cloud. A post on the Cloud Academy Blog invited you to Learn AWS Lambda with our New Course. Stay tuned for next week! In the meantime, follow me on Twitter and subscribe to the RSS feed. — Jeff; Modified 01/06/2021 – In an effort to ensure a great experience, expired links in this post have been updated or removed from the original post.