Let's have a quick peek into this weeks AWS updates:

  • AWS global accelerator launches TCP termination at the edge
  • Amazon connect now offers Voicemail
  • Amazon SES is now available in Canada (Central), EU (London), and South America (Sao Paulo) Regions
  • The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code now supports AWS Step Functions

AWS global accelerator launches TCP termination at the edge

AWS global accelerator allows you to define static IP addresses, which serve as layers of abstraction across multiple availability zones, even multiple regions. TCP is a connection-oriented protocol that the client needs to establish a connection to use the service. So, the TCP connections are usually more sensitive to network, latency, and stability by allowing the client to establish that TCP connection with an endpoint as close to them as possible and then writing the AWS global network. Hence, the client gets better responsiveness and more reliable network performance.

AmazonConnect Offers Voicemail

Now, AmazonConnect offers Voicemail. Recently, AWS released an AWS solution that allows AmazonConnect customers to deploy voicemail service complete with transcription and SMS or email delivery. It is a  cloud formation assembly of Amazon Kinesis video streams, Kinesis data streams, Lambda dynamo transcribe, etc.

Amazon SES is available in Canada (Central), EU (London), and South America (Sao Paulo) Regions

Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is now available in Canada (Central), EU (London), and South America (Sao Paulo) Regions, in addition to US East (Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and EU (Frankfurt) Regions. It helps the customers who have trouble to use Amazon SES with data residency. There are high levels of availability, redundancy, and low latency across the multiple availability zones.

The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code now supports AWS Step Functions

AWS Step Functions lets you coordinate multiple AWS services into serverless workflows so you can build and update apps quickly. It helps to create and visualize the state machine based workflows within the code editor, which makes it more manageable. There are many features included with AWS Toolkit like, visualize your state machine in real-time, code snippets for each state also AWS Toolkit allows you to create and execute state machine on your AWS account. One can download the AWS Toolkit extension for Visual Studio Code from the store for free of cost.