Let’s have a look at this week’s AWS updates:

  • AWS DataSync can now transfer data to and from FSx
  • A new desktop client is now available for AWS client VPN.
  • The well-architected Tool now includes serverless
  • Elastic Containers Service now supports canary deployments.

AWS DataSync now supports FSx

AWS DataSync can now transfer data to and from FSx for Windows File server. DataSync is a data transfer service which allows you to copy data from your own datacenter to AWS. Now, you can use DataSync to securely connect to an Amazon FSx File System and copy your files including any file attributes and metadata. You can even automate data transfers including encryption, scheduling, monitoring and data integrity validation.


New AWS client VPN desktop client

A desktop client is now available for AWS client VPN and client VPN is a fully managed pay-as-you-go VPN service which allows you to securely access AWS and on-premises resources from any location. There is a version available for both Windows and macOS users, which you install on your desktop machine and it also supports Multi Factor authentication.


The Well-Architected tool now includes serverless

The Well-Architected tool now includes a new serverless lens and a Well-Architected tool is a free tool that you can use to assess risks and find areas for improvement in your AWS architecture. Once you have defined your workload, the tool will review your architecture against the five pillars of the Well-Architected Framework, the five pillars being Operations, Security, Reliability, Performance and Cost. With the new serverless lens, you can now use the Well-Architected Tool to make recommendations for improvements to your serverless architecture, all following the Well-Architected Framework best practices.


Elastic Container Service now supports Canary deployments

Elastic Container Service now supports Canary deployments using CodeDeploy. ECS is a Container Orchestration Service, which enables you to easily run containerized workloads using Docker in  AWS. You can now deploy a new version of your application using a Canary deployment strategy and it allows you to shift only a percentage of your traffic to the new version of an application, allowing you to gain confidence in the new version before replacing the current version completely. So this ensures that your new version is running smoothly before all traffic is been shifted and the previous version of the application shutdown.