AWS News Blog

Category: Launch*

New – Encryption of Data at Rest for Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

We launched in production form a little over a year ago (see Amazon Elastic File System – Production Ready in Three Regions for more information). Later in the year we added On-Premises access via Direct Connect and made EFS available in the Region, following up this year with availability in the and Regions. Encryption at […]

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New – Amazon Web Services Extends CloudTrail to All AWS Customers

I have exciting news for all Amazon Web Services customers! I have been waiting patiently to share this great news with all of you and finally, the wait is over. is now enabled by default for ALL CUSTOMERS and will provide visibility into the past seven days of account activity without the need for you […]

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AWS Config Update – New Managed Rules to Secure S3 Buckets

captures the state of your AWS resources and the relationships between them. Among other features, it allows you to select a resource and then view a timeline of configuration changes that affect the resource (read Track AWS Resource Relationships With AWS Config to learn more). AWS Config rules extends Config with a powerful rule system, […]

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New – AWS SAM Local (Beta) – Build and Test Serverless Applications Locally

Today we’re releasing a beta of a new tool, , that makes it easy to build and test your serverless applications locally. In this post we’ll use SAM local to build, debug, and deploy a quick application that allows us to vote on tabs or spaces by curling an endpoint. AWS introduced (SAM) last year […]

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New – Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex Integration

I’m really excited to share some recent enhancements to two of my favorite services: Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex. is a self-service, cloud-based contact center service that makes it easy for any business to deliver better customer service at lower cost. is a service for building conversational interfaces using voice and text. By integrating these […]

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New – High-Resolution Custom Metrics and Alarms for Amazon CloudWatch

has been an important part of AWS since early 2009! Launched as part of a three-pack that also included and , CloudWatch has evolved into a very powerful monitoring service for AWS resources and the applications that you run on the . CloudWatch custom metrics (launched way back in 2011) allow you to store business […]

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Now Available: Three New AWS Specialty Training Courses

AWS Training allows you to learn from the experts so you can advance your knowledge with practical skills and get more out of the . Today I am happy to announce that three of our most popular training bootcamps (a staple at and ) are becoming part of our permanent instructor-led training portfolio: Building a […]

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New – GPU-Powered Streaming Instances for Amazon AppStream 2.0

We launched Amazon AppStream 2.0 at re:Invent 2016. This application streaming service allows you to deliver Windows applications to a desktop browser. AppStream 2.0 is fully managed and provides consistent, scalable performance by running applications on general purpose, compute optimized, and memory optimized streaming instances, with delivery via NICE DCV – a secure, high-fidelity streaming […]

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New – S3 Sync capability for EC2 Systems Manager: Query & Visualize Instance Software Inventory

It is now essential, with the fast paced lives we all seem to lead, to find tools to make it easier to manage our time, our home, and our work. With the pace of technology, the need for technologists to find management tools to easily manage their systems is just as important. With the introduction […]

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New: Server-Side Encryption for Amazon Kinesis Streams

In this age of smart homes, big data, IoT devices, mobile phones, social networks, chatbots, and game consoles, streaming data scenarios are everywhere. Amazon Kinesis Streams enables you to build custom applications that can capture, process, analyze, and store terabytes of data per hour from thousands of streaming data sources. Since Amazon Kinesis Streams allows […]

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