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

  • All Amazon Chime meetings now support up to 250 attendees
  • AWS OpsHub for Snow Family
  • Snowball edge now delivers 25% faster data Transfer
  • New Elastic Beanstalk console in general availability
  • AWS Africa region now open for Business
  • AWS Launch wizard now supports SAP Deployments.

All Amazon Chime meetings now support up to 250 attendees

Amazon Chime is a video conferencing service from AWS which now supports up to 250 attendees for any meeting hosted by a user with Amazon Chime pro permissions without any extra fees for the increased meeting size. It's all retroactive and so that meetings don't have to be updated or rescheduled to support the new limit. Additional logic has also been added to automatically mute new attendees, disable status change notifications, and silence joins and leaves tones for any meeting with 25 or more attendees invited or present.


AWS OpsHub for Snow Family

A new tool called OpsHub has been released by AWS for you to manage your snowball devices. AWS OpsHub takes all the existing operations in the snowball API and presents them as a simple graphical interface. Before this, snowball devices were managed by a command-line interface or by using rest APIs. But this isn't a part of the AWS console and it is a separate application you install locally on Mac or Windows to manage your snow family devices. That is, it doesn't require an internet connection to use either.

Snowball edge now delivers 25% faster data Transfer

Aws announced that snowball edge storage optimized now delivers 25% faster data transfer performance at no additional cost.


New Elastic Beanstalk console in general availability

Elastic Beanstalk has a new console which is now generally available. Elastic Beanstalk is a way to deploy code in an environment that you don't have to manage. You can upload a zip file and it automatically handles the deployment, capacity provisioning, load balancing, scaling, and health monitoring. It helps the developer to develop or test their code without managing the infrastructure. The Beanstalk console was outdated so this is a welcome release from the Beanstalk team, bringing it in line with all the AWS services that you are familiar.


AWS Africa region now open for Business

Africa has got its first AWS region and the new AWS Africa region is named "af-south-a" and based in Cape Town, South Africa. First announced in 2018 AWS's 23rd region is ready and accepting workloads with almost a full complement of the AWS service suit.


AWS Launch wizard supports SAP Deployments

SAP is a massive global software company, and most know for its enterprise resource planning software. ERP is very complex and highly integrated business applications that help companies manage inventory, supply chains, accounting, finance, human resources, etc. Now, AWS launch wizard announced support for SAP deployments.

By stepping through the screens, Launch wizard guides you through the process of provisioning an SAP landscape that has all the best practices baked right in. SAP on AWS makes a lot of sense for many companies because the on-demand, pay only for what you need. The model allows them to spin up temporary systems or rapidly clone production environments.