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AWS Week in Review – March 7, 2022

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This post is part of our Week in Review series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS!

Hello Again
The AWS Week in Review is back! Many years ago, I tried to write a weekly post that captured the most significant AWS activity. This was easy at first but quickly grew to consume a good fraction of a working day. After a lot of thought and planning, we are making a fresh start with the goal of focusing on some of the most significant AWS launches of the previous week. Each week, one member of the AWS News Blog team will write and publish a post similar to this one. We will do our best to make sure that our effort is scalable and sustainable.

Last Week’s Launches
Here are some launches that caught my eye last week:

AWS Health Dashboard – This new destination brings together the AWS Service Health Dashboard and the Personal Health Dashboard into a single connected experience. You get a more responsive and accurate view, better usability, and greater operational resilience. The new page is mobile-friendly and follows the latest AWS design standard. It includes a searchable history of events, fast page-load times, and automatic in-line refresh. It also provides a more responsive view when multiple AWS services are affected by a common underlying root cause. To learn more, read the blog post or just visit the AWS Health Dashboard.

AWS DeepRacer Student Virtual League – High school and undergraduate students 16 and older can now compete in the DeepRacer Student Virtual League for the chance to win prizes, glory, and a trip to AWS re:Invent 2022 in Las Vegas. The student league provides access to dozens of hours of free machine learning model training, along with educational materials that cover the theoretical and practical aspects of machine learning. Competitions run monthly until September 30; the top participants each month qualify for the Global AWS DeepRacer Student League Championships in October. To learn more, read the What’s New or visit AWS DeepRacer Student.

Customer Carbon Footprint Tool – This tool will help you to learn more about the carbon footprint of your cloud infrastructure, and will help you to meet your goals for sustainability. It is part of the AWS Billing console, and is available to all AWS customers at no cost. When you open the tool, you will see your carbon emissions in several forms, all with month-level granularity. You can also see your carbon emission statistics on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. To learn more, read my blog post.

RDS Multi-AZ Deployment Option – You can now take advantage of a new Amazon RDS deployment option that has a footprint in three AWS Availability Zones and gives you up to 2x faster transaction commit latency, automated failovers that typically take 35 seconds or less, and readable standby instances. This new option takes advantage of Graviton2 processors and fast NVME SSD storage; to learn more, read Seb’s blog post.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What's New at AWS page.

Other AWS News
Serverless Architecture Book – The second edition of Serverless Architectures on AWS is now available.

AWS Cookbook AWS Cookbook: Recipes for Success on AWS is now available.

Upcoming AWS Events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events:

AWS Pi Day (March 14) – We have an entire day of online content to celebrate 16 years of innovation with Amazon S3. Sessions will cover data protection, security, compliance, archiving, data lakes, backup, and more. Sign up today, and I will see you there!

.NET Application Modernization Webinar (March 23) – Learn about .NET modernization, what it is, and why you might want to modernize. See a deep dive that focuses on the AWS Microservice Extractor for .NET. Sign up today.

And that’s all for this week. Leave me a comment and let me know if this was helpful to you!


Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.