AWS Management Tools Blog

A Year in AWS Config and AWS Config Rules

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AWS Config is a fully managed service that provides AWS resource inventory, configuration history, and configuration change notifications to enable security and governance. You can use AWS Config Rules enables you to create rules that automatically check the configuration of AWS resources recorded by AWS Config. Over the last year, we expanded the service coverage for Config in 7 new regions, and expanded support for Config rules in 9 new regions. We added support for 15 resource types from 6 new services, and developed 18 new managed rules. Let’s look back on these significant new features and updates to Config and Config Rules that we introduced in 2016.

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A Review of AWS CloudFormation Releases in 2016

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AWS CloudFormation allows developers and systems administrators to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources (called a stack) by provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable way. In this blog post, we will look back on the CloudFormation features and updates introduced in 2016, including:

  • New AWS resources you can provision with CloudFormation.
  • AWS CodePipeline integration to enable continuous delivery of infrastructure.
  • Support for YAML and the AWS Serverless App Model (AWS SAM) to improve the developer experience.
  • Change sets and cross-stack references to enhance ClouldFormation stack management capabilities.

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Introducing the AWS Management Tools Blog

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Today, we are excited to launch the new Management Tools Blog. The AWS Management Tools are a group of services that help you provision, configure, monitor, track, audit, and cost manage your AWS and on-premises resources.

This blog will cover a range of topics, including new feature updates, tips and tricks, as well as sample apps and templates. In addition to providing deep technical coverage of the latest features, we will also spend time discussing existing features and use-cases for the suite of Management Tools services. We hope this blog will be a useful resource in helping you operate your infrastructure at scale on AWS.

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