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In Cloud Computing This Week [Jun 4th 2021]

June 4, 2021

This week's roundup of all the cloud news.

 

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Here's a round up of all things GCP, Azure and AWS for the week ending Friday 4th June 2021. 

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AWS Updates and Releases

Source: aws.amazon.com
 

AWS SYSTEMS MANAGER SESSION MANAGER PLUGIN FOR THE AWS CLI IS NOW OPEN SOURCE

The AWS Systems Manager Session Manager plugin for the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) is now open source. Customers can access the source code for the Session Manager plugin for the AWS CLI on GitHub, contribute to its development, and use it as a building block to embed Session Manager capabilities into their own applications.

NEW LORAWAN GATEWAY MANAGEMENT FEATURES GENERALLY AVAILABLE FOR AWS IOT CORE FOR LORAWAN

AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN enables customers to set up a private LoRaWAN network without operating a LoRaWAN Network Server (LNS) by connecting their own LoRaWAN devices and gateways directly to the AWS Cloud. AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN now supports three new features to help manage LoRaWAN gateways at scale. These new features enable you to query gateway connection status, customize gateway configuration with the desired frequency sub-bands for devices-to-gateway (uplink) communication, and filter messages at the gateway locally to control gateway backhaul connectivity costs.

AMAZON REKOGNITION CUSTOM LABELS ADDS SUPPORT FOR DEPLOYING MODELS VIA THE CONSOLE

We are excited to announce that Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels now makes it easier and faster to deploy your trained models in Rekognition Custom Labels with a simple button click. Once your model is trained and ready, navigate to the model details page under your project, select the use model tab, and then click the Start button. No coding is required for model hosting.

AWS TRANSIT GATEWAY UPDATES SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT TO 99.99%

AWS has updated its service level agreement (SLA) for AWS Transit Gateway  to 99.99%.

IDENTIFY AND COPY EXISTING OBJECTS TO USE S3 BUCKET KEYS, REDUCING THE COSTS OF SERVER-SIDE ENCRYPTION WITH AWS KEY MANAGEMENT SERVICE (SSE-KMS)

S3 Inventory and S3 Batch Operations add support to identify and copy objects to use S3 Bucket Keys , reducing the costs of Server-Side Encryption (SSE) with AWS Key Management Service (KMS). S3 Bucket Keys reduce the request costs of SSE-KMS by decreasing the request traffic from S3 to KMS. You can configure your bucket to use an S3 Bucket Key for AWS KMS-based encryption on new objects. With this update, you can use S3 Inventory and S3 Batch Operations to configure S3 Bucket Keys while creating encrypted copies of millions or billions of existing objects, reducing the cost of server-side encryption requests with AWS KMS.

AWS LAMBDA EXTENSIONS ARE NOW GENERALLY AVAILABLE IN ALL COMMERCIAL REGIONS

AWS Lambda Extensions are a new way to integrate your favorite operational tools for monitoring, observability, security, and governance with AWS Lambda. Starting today, extensions are generally available in all commercial regions, with new performance improvements and an expanded set of partners including Imperva, Instana, Sentry, Site24x7, and the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry.

AMAZON GAMELIFT ADDS SDK SUPPORT AND UPDATES FOR UNREAL 4.26

AWS are excited to announce the update to Amazon GameLift Server SDK. An AWS managed service that is trusted by some of the most successful game companies in the world like Wargaming, Ubisoft, and IllFonic, GameLift deploys, operates, and scales dedicated servers in the cloud for multiplayer games. You as a mobile game developer expect to be able to develop iOS and Android games for Realtime-servers (RTS) using IL2CPP, so we have provided that support. This update allows you to expand the audience your games can reach by building RTS clients for the latest mobile devices.

AMAZON KEYSPACES IS NOW IN SCOPE FOR AWS SOC REPORTS TO HELP YOU RUN HIGHLY REGULATED APACHE CASSANDRA WORKLOADS MORE EASILY

Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra), a scalable, highly available, and fully managed Apache Cassandra–compatible database service, is now in scope for AWS System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reports to help you run highly regulated Cassandra workloads more easily.

New digital course: Improve Code Quality with Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer

Learn how to leverage the power of machine learning to automatically identify critical issues, security vulnerabilities, and hard-to-find bugs during application development with our new digital course, Improve Code Quality with Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer. In this course, you’ll learn how to use Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer to identify recommendations to improve the quality and security of your code.

AMAZON EKS PODS RUNNING ON AWS FARGATE NOW SUPPORT CUSTOM SECURITY GROUPS

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) now allows you to specify custom Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) security groups for pods running on AWS Fargate, enabling fine grained control over incoming and outgoing network traffic.

Amazon WorkSpaces Cost Optimizer v2.3 adds support for existing VPCs and improves billing accuracy and reporting

We recently updated Amazon WorkSpaces Cost Optimizer, a reference implementation that monitors Amazon WorkSpaces usage patterns and automatically updates the billing mode to the most cost-efficient option (hourly or monthly) depending on usage. The Amazon WorkSpaces Cost Optimizer solution saves customers time and money by autonomously managing Amazon WorkSpaces billing so customers can focus on their core business.

ANNOUNCING GLOBAL CLUSTERS FOR AMAZON DOCUMENTDB (WITH MONGODB COMPATIBILITY)

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. As a document database, Amazon DocumentDB makes it easy to store, query, and index JSON data at scale.

Amazon Cognito now supports SMS Sandbox from Amazon SNS

Amazon Cognito now supports SMS Sandbox in Amazon SNS. Amazon Cognito makes it easy to add authentication, authorization, and user management to your web and mobile apps. Amazon Cognito scales to millions of users and supports sign-in with social identity providers, such as Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon, and enterprise identity providers via standards such as SAML 2.0 and OpenID Connect.

NEW AWS SOLUTIONS IMPLEMENTATION: DISASTER RECOVERY FOR AWS IOT

We are delighted to announce the addition of Disaster Recovery for AWS IoT to the AWS Solutions Implementations portfolio. AWS Solutions Implementations help you solve common problems and build faster using the AWS platform.

AMAZON KEYSPACES NOW SUPPORTS CUSTOMER MANAGED CUSTOMER MASTER KEYS (CMKS) FOR ENCRYPTION OF DATA AT REST TO HELP YOU MEET YOUR COMPLIANCE AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra), a scalable, highly available, and fully managed Cassandra-compatible database service, now supports customer managed customer master keys (CMKs) for encryption of data at rest to help you meet your compliance and regulatory requirements.

NICE DCV releases web client SDK 1.0.1

NICE DCV is a high-performance remote display protocol that helps customers securely access remote desktop or application sessions, including 3D graphics applications hosted on servers with high-performance GPUs.

Amazon Location Service is now generally available

This week, AWS announced Amazon Location Service, a fully managed service that helps developers easily and securely add maps, points of interest, geocoding, routing, tracking, and geofencing to their applications without compromising on data security, user privacy, or cost. With Amazon Location Service, you retain control of your location data, protecting your privacy and reducing enterprise security risks. Amazon Location Service provides a consistent API across high-quality LBS data providers (Esri and HERE), all managed through one AWS console.

NICE DCV releases version 2021.1 with accurate audio/video synchronization

NICE DCV is a high-performance remote display protocol that helps customers securely access remote desktop or application sessions, including 3D graphics applications hosted on servers with high-performance GPUs.

AWS WAF AND AWS SHIELD ADVANCED ARE AVAILABLE IN ASIA PACIFIC (OSAKA)

Starting today, AWS WAF and AWS Shield Advanced are available in Asia Pacific (Osaka).

AMAZON SNS NOW SUPPORTS SMS SANDBOX AND DISPLAYS AVAILABLE ORIGINATION IDS IN YOUR ACCOUNT

Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a fully-managed messaging service that supports application-to-person (A2P) workloads, including mobile text messaging (SMS). Now, when you start using Amazon SNS to send SMS, your SMS workloads start in an isolated testing environment, called the SMS sandbox. 

AMAZON QLDB SUPPORTS IAM-BASED ACCESS POLICY FOR PARTIQL QUERIES AND LEDGER TABLES

Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (Amazon QLDB) now supports enhanced Amazon Identity Access Management (IAM) based permissions for QLDB authentication, query, and data access. This release builds on the existing Amazon QLDB permissions model, adding separation of access by PartiQL command and ledger table. With this feature, QLDB customers will now be able to implement more granular database authorization and access policy that meets strict security requirements.

Amazon API Gateway now supports synchronous invocations of Express Workflows using REST APIs

Synchronous Express Workflows can now be triggered with Amazon API Gateway’s REST APIs, allowing you to build interactive applications and orchestrate high-volume, short-duration microservices.

AMAZON CLOUDWATCH ADDS CONTROL PLANE API USAGE METRICS ACROSS AWS SERVICES

Amazon CloudWatch now gives operators and developers visibility and actionable insights into their utilization of control plane APIs across AWS services. You can find API call count metrics organized by AWS service in the CloudWatch console, and search and discover usage metrics from thousands available in the AWS/Usage namespace.

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Google Cloud Releases and Updates
 
Source: cloud.google.com

Anthos clusters on bare metal

Anthos clusters on bare metal release 1.7.2 is now available. To upgrade, see Upgrading Anthos on bare metal. Anthos clusters on bare metal 1.7.2 runs on Kubernetes 1.19.

Cloud Monitoring

A JSON editor has been integrated with the dashboard page. In addition to using the JSON editor to change the contents of the dashboard, you can save the current dashboard definition to a local system, and you can upload a dashboard definition to your Google Cloud project. For more information, see Managing dashboards through the Cloud Console.

Cloud SQL for MySQL

CloudSQL for MySQL now supports the MySQL flagsexpire_logs_days' (for MySQL 5.6 and 5.7) and binlog_expire_logs_seconds (for MySQL 8.0). Note that if you enable point-in-time recovery, the expiration period of your binary logs will be determined by the lesser of your transaction log retention period and the value of these flags.

Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL

The logical replication and decoding functionality of PostgreSQL is available as a preview. These features enable logical replication workflows and change data capture workflows.

For more information, see Setting up logical replication and decoding.

Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL now supports the pg_similarity extension, which provides support for similarity queries in PostgreSQL.

Also, the default value for the database flag autovacuum_vacuum_cost_delay is changed to 2 milliseconds in PostgreSQL 9.6, 10 and 11.

Compute Engine

Preview: Access the Compute Engine API using Cloud Client Libraries built on our latest client library model. Updated client libraries are now available in the following languages:

  • Java
  • .NET
  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby

For more information, see Compute Engine client libraries.

VPC

Publishing services and accessing published services using Private Service Connect is now available in Preview.

 

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Microsoft Azure Releases And Updates

Source: azure.microsoft.com

 

Now Available: Pricing changes to Azure Sentinel and Azure Monitor to help you reduce costs

Enjoy additional cost savings with the new price changes to Azure Sentinel and Azure monitor. These changes took effect on June 2, 2021.

 

Public preview: Identity-based connections in Azure Functions with latest Azure SDK triggers and bindings

 

Azure functions can now connect using an identity instead of a secret.

Azure Digital Twins Explorer available in public preview

 

Visual developer tool for exploring your digital twin is now available as a web application.

GENERAL AVAILABILITY: AZURE API MANAGEMENT PREMIUM TIER PRICE REDUCTION FOR INCREMENTAL PURCHASED UNITS

After the first purchased unit, a price reduction of 50% will be applied on all subsequent units purchased.

Azure Security Center: Public preview updates for May 2021

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure Security Center in May 2021.

Azure Security Center: General availability updates for May 2021

 

New enhancements and updates released for general availability (GA) in Azure Security Center in May 2021.

AZURE SITE RECOVERY UPDATE ROLLUP 55 IS NOW GENERALLY AVAILABLE - APRIL 2021

 

The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides improvements, fixes, updated replication support, and download links for Site Recovery components. 

 
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