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Month: November 2019

AWS CodePipeline Enables Passing Variables Between Actions At Execution Time

Source: AWS You can now pass variables from one action to another in your pipeline. Previously, there was no first-class support for passing metadata between actions during an execution. You can now dynamically configure your actions with variables that will be evaluated at execution time.

Amazon Connect launches tagging support for the User Management API

Source: AWS You can now assign tags to Amazon Connect users to better organize or manage access to them via API. Tags are key value pairs which enable you to control access to Amazon Connect users who are tagged by team, role, or other criteria. For example, you can grant API access to all agents, to only agents tagged to a given line of business (LOB), or if you use third-party outsources, to only agents tagged as their employees.

Automate your operational playbooks with AWS Systems Manager

Source: AWS You can now use Systems Manager Automation to build and share standardized operational playbooks to ensure consistency across users, accounts, and AWS Regions. With the ability to now execute scripts and add wiki-style documentation, you can reduce errors and eliminate manual steps such as navigating written procedures in wikis and running terminal commands. 

Amazon SES Now Supports FIPS 140-2 Compliant Endpoints

Source: AWS Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) now offers Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS) compliant endpoints. FIPS 140-2 is a U.S. and Canadian government standard that specifies the security requirements for cryptographic modules that protect sensitive information.

Dell Tech Summit: Power of compute in the next data decade

Source: TechRepublic Computing will be more intelligent, personal, and accessible than ever before, according to Dell executives.

AWS IoT Device Management Introduces New Fleet-Level Metrics for an Enhanced Querying Experience

Source: AWS AWS IoT Device Management now provides enhanced fleet-level metrics and insights with simple statistics, percentiles, and cardinality.

Data Lifecycle Manager now supports adding tags to the lifecycle policy

Source: AWS You can now add tags to a lifecycle policy in Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM). Tags allow you to categorize your policies in different ways, such as by department, purpose or owner. You can also enable resource level permissions based on tags to set access control on ability to modify or delete a tagged policy.

AWS Firewall Manager is Now Available in 5 Additional AWS Regions

Source: AWS AWS Firewall Manager is now available in Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), South America (Sao Paulo), EU (Paris) and EU (Stockholm), extending the total to 16 AWS Regions and all Amazon CloudFront edge locations.

Amazon ElastiCache now supports T3-Standard cache nodes

Source: AWS You can now launch the next generation general-purpose burstable T3-Standard cache nodes in Amazon ElastiCache. Amazon EC2’s T3-Standard instances provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst CPU usage at any time till the accrued credits are exhausted. They offer generational advances in CPU performance that enable a higher overall baseline performance threshold over T2 cache nodes. 

AWS Fargate is now available in the South America (Sao Paulo) region

Source: AWS AWS Fargate is a compute engine for Amazon ECS that lets you run containers in production without deploying or managing servers. Fargate lets you focus on designing and building your applications instead of managing the infrastructure that runs them.

Amazon QuickSight launches Actions for dashboard interactivity, UI based ingestion history and more

Source: AWS Amazon QuickSight dashboards now support one-click filtering through QuickSight Actions. Readers of dashboards can click on data points in charts to view relevant, filtered details across other visuals. Authors can configure Actions to provide detailed insights either via filtering the same dashboard or navigating to a link outside of the dashboard via QuickSight’s URL actions. To learn more about QuickSight Actions, see here.

AWS Systems Manager Distributor enables in-place update of software packages

Source: AWS AWS Systems Manager Distributor now enables in-place updates to keep your software packages installed during the update process. With this feature, you can avoid uninstalling your software during the update process, enhancing your security posture and availability.

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