44 minutes | Jan 24, 2020

Episode 66 - November 2019 --> January 2020 Tech Round-up - Part 2

In this Episode of AWS TechChat, Pete and Shane are in Chicago and continue on part 2 of an update show that continues to cover some of the missed but very important updates that occurred in the last few months (November 2019 → January 2020) whilst we embraced re:Invent 2019. We start the show with some Container news. Firstly, we have four GitHub actions that provide hooks to accelerate your CI/CD pipeline. The actions relate to credentials, secrets, through to ECR and deployment. It helps developers focus on iterating with a high velocity and GitHub handling the heavy lifting of the deployment. Amazon EKS being all popular has had a limit increase - 100 Amazon EKS clusters per region per account. We continue to share two networking related updates - Access Control List (ACL) restrictions to public endpoints and the ability to resolve the private Amazon EKS cluster endpoint when using a peered VPC. Finally, on the container front we launched AWS Fargate Spot, only for Amazon ECS allowing saving up to 70%. Amazon EC2 Spot Now Provides Instance Launch Notifications via Amazon CloudWatch Events allowing you to up your observability and monitoring game. We then pivot to messaging updates. Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) enables you to configure DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) using your own RSA key pair. It is now supports FIPS 140-2 compliant end-points and Account-Level Suppression list which allowing you to specify whether addresses should be added to the list when they result in hard bounces, or when they result in complaints, or both. Amazon SNS now brings support for a DLQ. You can now set a dead-letter queue (DLQ) to an (SNS) subscription to capture undeliverable messages and push them to a SQS queue. AWS Lambda now provides support to allow you to provision capacity, allowing you to prevent cold starts and is another tool in your toolbox that may make AWS Lambda more applicable to more workloads that require highly consistent latency. Lastly, we close off the show with Amazon EBS Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR) update. It eliminates the need for pre-warming data into volumes created from snapshots. Speakers: Shane Baldacchino - Solutions Architect, ANZ, AWS Peter Stanski - Head of Solution Architecture, AWS Resources: AWS DataSync announces a 68% price reduction https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2019/11/aws-datasync-announces-68-percent-price-reduction/ Amazon Elastic Container Service publishes multiple GitHub Actions https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2019/11/amazon-elastic-container-service-publishes-multiple-github-actions/ AWS for GitHub Actions https://github.com/aws-actions Amazon EKS Increases Limits to 100 Clusters per Region https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2019/11/amazon-eks-increases-limits-to-100-clusters-per-region/ Amazon EKS enables network access restrictions to Kubernetes cluster public endpoints https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2019/12/amazon-eks-enables-network-access-restrictions-to-kubernetes-cluster-public-endpoints/ DNS Resolution for EKS Clusters Using Private Endpoints https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2019/12/dns-resolution-for-eks-clusters-using-private-endpoints/ AWS launches Fargate Spot, save up to 70% for fault tolerant applications https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2019/12/aws-launches-fargate-spot-save-up-to-70-for-fault-tolerant-applications/ Amazon EC2 Spot Now Provides Instance Launch Notifications via Amazon CloudWatch Events https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2019/12/amazon-ec2-spot-now-provides-instance-launch-notifications-via-amazon-cloudwatch-events/ AWS Whats New (Webhook): Amazon SES now enables you to configure DKIM using your own RSA key pair https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2019/12/amazon-ses-now-enables-you-to-configure-dkim-using-your-own-rsa-/
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