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AWS re:Invent 2015 cool new features

Aaron Walker

08 October 2015

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Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference is one of the biggest cloud conferences worldwide. We have put together a list form the first couple days of announcements below. Check it out. Some of the features are pretty cool.

The following is a run sheet of the slack chat internally at base2. We will add more as the week goes on.

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  • 8:55 AM nice!! For OPS Team, nice little doc on what to monitor on ELB. Perhaps worthy of discussing what checks become standard to our monitoring platform. Datadog Top ELB health and performance metrics As the first gateway between your users and your application, load balancers are a critical piece of any scalable infrastructure. If it is not working properly, your users can experience much slower application response times or even outright errors. That’s why ELB needs to be continuously monitored and its key metrics well understood. (70KB) Oct 1st at 11:08 PM

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aaronwalker 3:19 AM X1 instance has 2TB of RAM…..nice

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AWS Official BlogBOT 3:35 AM EC2 Instance Update – X1 (SAP HANA) & T2.Nano (Websites) AWS customers love to share their plans and their infrastructure needs with us. We, in turn, love to listen and to do our best to meet those needs. A look at the EC2 instance history should tell you a lot about our ability to listen to our customers and to respond with an increasingly broad …

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aaronwalker 3:37 AM also Lambda now has VPC support plus longer running functions upto 5 minutes and scheduled functions

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AWS Official BlogBOT 4:05 AM EC2 Container Service Update – Container Registry, ECS CLI, AZ-Aware Scheduling, and More I’m really excited by the -driven, container-based deployment model that is quickly becoming the preferred way to build, run, scale, and quickly update new applications. Since we launched last year, we have seen customers use it to host and run their microservices, web applications, and batch jobs. Many developers have told me that containers have …

AWS Official BlogBOT 4:05 AM CloudWatch Dashboards – Create & Use Customized Metrics Views monitors your AWS cloud resources and your cloud-powered applications. It tracks the metrics so that you can visualize and review them. You can also set alarms that will fire when a metrics goes beyond a limit that you specified. CloudWatch gives you visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health. New CloudWatch Dashboards Today …

AWS Official BlogBOT 4:05 AM AWS Lambda Update – Python, VPC, Increased Function Duration, Scheduling, and More We launched at re:Invent 2014 and the reception has been incredible. Developers and system architects quickly figured out that they can quickly and easily build serverless systems that need no administration and can scale to handle a very large number of requests. As a recap, Lambda functions can run in response to the following events: …

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AWS Official BlogBOT 4:35 AM AWS IoT – Cloud Services for Connected Devices Have you heard about the Internet of Things (IoT)? Although critics sometimes dismiss it as nothing more than “put a chip in it,” I believe that the concept builds upon some long-term technology trends and that there’s something really interesting and valuable going on. To me, the most relevant trends are the decreasing cost of …

AWS Official BlogBOT 4:35 AM AWS Mobile Hub – Build, Test, and Monitor Mobile Applications The new AWS Mobile Hub (Beta) simplifies the process of building, testing, and monitoring mobile applications that make use of one or more AWS services. It helps you skip the heavy lifting of integrating and configuring services by letting you add and configure features to your apps, including user authentication, data storage, backend logic, push …

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