AWS Centralized WAF and VPC Security Group Management Solution is Generally Available

We’re excited to announce the launch of the AWS Centralized WAF and VPC Security Group Management solution, a reference implementation that makes it easier to centrally configure, manage, and audit firewall rules across your accounts and applications in AWS Organizations. The solution uses AWS Firewall Manager to automatically deploy a set of Managed Rules for AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) and audit checks for VPC security groups across all your AWS accounts from a single place. The solution also gives Shield Advanced customers the option to deploy DDoS protections across accounts.

AWS Client VPN now supports client to client connectivity

AWS Client VPN is a managed, scalable, virtual private network service that enables users to securely access both AWS resources and on-premises networks. By enabling Client-to-Client connectivity in either the AWS Console or through the AWS CLI, a VPN client can establish a secure connection to another VPN client.

Amazon Textract supports customer S3 buckets

Amazon Textract is a fully managed machine learning service that makes it easy to extract text and data from virtually any document. Amazon Textract offers you both synchronous and asynchronous APIs to choose based on the fit for each use case. With the asynchronous APIs, you can retrieve the extracted information using the GetDocumentTextDetection or the GetDocumentAnalysis APIs. Today, we are introducing an additional option to direct the Textract output to your own Amazon S3 buckets. With this new option, you can specify the Amazon S3 bucket name, and also a prefix to be added to the output file. You can still choose to use the Get APIs if you prefer. This new Amazon S3 output option provides you with greater flexibility to integrate Amazon Textract into your broader technical architectures. 

AWS Marketplace launches Discovery API, making it easier to discover relevant third-party software and data products

AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog with 8000+ software listings and data products, has announced general availability of AWS Marketplace Discovery API. This launch enables independent software vendors (ISVs) and data providers to curate and surface a set of third-party software and data products on their web properties through integration with the AWS Marketplace catalog.  

Amazon CloudFront launches in two new countries – Mexico and New Zealand

Amazon CloudFront announces its first edge locations in two new countries: Mexico and New Zealand. In Mexico, our two new edge locations in Querétaro will provide viewers as much as a 30% reduction in p90 latency measures. These new edge locations are priced within CloudFront’s North America geographic region. In New Zealand, our two new edge locations in Auckland will provide viewers as much as a 50% reduction in p90 latency measures. These new edge locations are priced within CloudFront’s Australia geographic region. For more information about CloudFront’s global infrastructure, see Amazon CloudFront Infrastructure.

AWS CodeBuild is now available in the Europe (Milan) Region

AWS CodeBuild is now available in the Europe (Milan) Region. AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed continuous integration service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy. With CodeBuild, you don’t need to provision, manage, and scale your own build servers. CodeBuild scales continuously and processes multiple builds concurrently, so your builds are not left waiting in a queue. You can get started quickly by using prepackaged build environments, or you can create custom build environments that use your own build tools. With CodeBuild, you are charged by the minute for the compute resources you use. 

Now it’s even easier to connect JetBrains IDEs to Amazon RDS or Redshift Databases

With the recent most release of the AWS Toolkit for JetBrains, customers can connect to Amazon RDS or Redshift with only a few clicks. Using the AWS Toolkits for JetBrains, you can use both IAM or credentials in Secrets Manager to connect to Amazon Redshift or RDS databases. You no longer need to have long-lived database credentials, or copy-paste auth tokens from the AWS CLI; credentials are generated by the Toolkit as they are needed instead of being saved to disk.  

AWS Copilot CLI launches v0.4 focused on autoscaling and operations

Today, the AWS Copilot CLI for Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) launched version 0.4.0. Starting with this release, you can enable autoscaling for services based on average CPU and memory utilization and provide a maximum and minimum number of tasks. AWS Copilot will also retain the service’s desired count after autoscaling occurred, so that if a deployment starts, your service will remain scaled out or in based on resource utilization.