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30Mar 2016

AWS Config is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. AWS Config is a fully managed service that gives you an inventory of your AWS resources, notifies you when the configurations of your resources change, and lets you audit the history of the configurations for those resources to enable security and governance.

30Mar 2016

Amazon RDS now offers Multi-AZ support for Amazon RDS for SQL Server in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) AWS Region. This new high availability option leverages SQL Server Mirroring technology with additional improvements to meet the requirements of enterprise-grade production workloads running on SQL Server. The Multi-AZ deployment option provides enhanced availability and data durability by automatically replicating database updates between two AWS Availability Zones. Availability Zones are physically separate locations with independent infrastructure engineered to be insulated from failures in other Availability Zones. 

30Mar 2016

Amazon Aurora is now available to customers in AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible relational database management system (RDBMS) that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of a high-end commercial RDBMS while delivering similar performance and availability.

30Mar 2016

AWS CloudFormation has updated support for three services. You can now provision the following features using CloudFormation:

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) updated support

  • Specify one or more transition rules for S3 buckets with versioning enabled. These define how S3 manages objects during their lifetime, such as automated transition of less-frequently accessed objects to low-cost storage alternatives and scheduled deletions.

AWS Lambda updated support

  • Enable Lambda functions to access resources in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
  • Publish a version of a Lambda function. Versioning allows you to better manage your in-production Lambda function code by enabling you to publish one or more versions of your Lambda function.
  • Create an alias that points to a Lambda function version that you specify. An alias is a pointer to a specific Lambda function version.

Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) updated support

  • Define the properties of Amazon Elastic Block Store storage volumes attached to your Amazon EMR instances, such as their configuration or whether they are I/O optimized.
29Mar 2016

Four new checks have been added to Trusted Advisor to provide recommendations related to Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances, and security. Additionally, the service limits check now includes IAM. These checks provide further guidance to help provision your resources based on AWS best practices.

  • Amazon S3 Bucket Versioning (New): Checks for Amazon Simple Storage Service buckets that do not have versioning enabled, or have versioning suspended.
  • Underutilized Amazon Redshift Clusters (New): Checks your Amazon Redshift configuration for clusters that appear to be underutilized.
  • Exposed Access Keys (New): Checks for access keys that have been exposed to the public and for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) usage that could be the result of a compromised access key.
  • EC2 Reserved Instance Lease Expiration (New): Checks for Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances that are scheduled to expire within the next 30 days or have expired in the preceding 30 days.
  • Service Limits (Updated): Added Identity and Access Management (IAM) limits to the service limits check, to include items such as number of instance profiles, roles, server certificates, groups, or users in an AWS account.
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