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.
Amazon Connect has reduced five outbound telephony rates in Asia Pacific, including Australia by 50%. Starting September 1st, Amazon Connect, an easy to use contact center service, decreased the following outbound telephony rates:
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 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.
Customers now can use D-Wave’s Advantage system on the Amazon Braket quantum computing service. The new Advantage quantum processing unit (QPU) has more than 5000 qubits with 15-way connectivity to enable researchers and developers to explore larger, more complex quantum optimization problems.
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 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.
With AWS Launch Wizard, you can now easily deploy SQL Server Always On availability groups on Ubuntu Server, making it easier for you to run SQL Server workloads on free Linux-based operating systems, without the need to buy Windows Server licenses.
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.
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.
Amazon ElastiCache is now available in the Los Angeles AWS Local Zones. You can now run latency-sensitive ElastiCache workloads local to end-users and resources in Local Zones.
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.