Whats new in AWS – September 2021 edition

Aakash Dodiya Posted 21st September 2021
Articles, Knowledge

Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Points accelerate access to replicated data sets by up to 60%

S3 Multi-Region Access Points provide a single global endpoint to access a data set that spans multiple S3 buckets in different AWS Regions. This allows you to build multi-region applications with the same simple architecture used in a single region, and then to run those applications anywhere in the world. Application requests made to an S3 Multi-Region Access Point’s global endpoint automatically route over the AWS global network to the S3 bucket with the lowest network latency. This allows applications to automatically avoid congested network segments on the public internet, improving application performance and reliability.

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AWS Systems Manager enables additional application management capabilities

Application Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, now supports additional features that help customers to easily manage their applications end-to-end, without switching consoles. With this release, IT professionals can edit application and resource tags, and invoke appropriate runbooks based on the application type, all within the Application Manager console.

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CloudWatch now supports custom widgets for dashboards

Amazon CloudWatch announces the immediate availability of custom widgets, a new feature that enables you to gain operational visibility and agility by customising the content of your CloudWatch dashboard such as adding visualisations, displaying information from multiple data sources or adding controls like buttons to take remediation actions. A set of templates and a sample library is provided to help you get started.

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Amazon Elastic File System introduces Intelligent-Tiering to automatically optimise storage costs

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) now supports Intelligent-Tiering, a new capability that makes it easier for you to optimize costs for shared file storage, even when access patterns change. EFS Intelligent-Tiering is designed to help you achieve the right price and performance blend for your application file data by placing your file data in a storage class based on file access patterns.

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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) customers can now resize their prefix list

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) now allows you to resize your VPC prefix list, making it easier to manage your security posture and routing behavior as your network grows. Prefix lists allow you to group multiple CIDR blocks into a single object, and use it as a reference to simplify network configuration. You can share your prefix list with other AWS accounts using Resource Access Manager (RAM) and use it to configure VPC routes tables, security groups, and AWS Transit Gateway (TGW) route tables.

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