Let’s have a quick peek into this week’s AWS Updates!

  • Same-Region replication for S3.
  • Amazon Recognition now supports Private Link.
  • NoSQL Workbench for DynamoDB is now in preview.
  • You can now restore your Amazon WorkSpace to its last known healthy state.
  • Network load balancer now supports multiple TLS certificates through server name indication.

Same-Region replication for s3

This means you can now configure automatic asynchronous replication of newly uploaded s3 objects to a destination bucket in the same AWS region. It enables you to replicate your files without sending them to a different region and also, you can replicate to any available storage class including Glacier, Glacier Deep archive for long term.

Rekognition is a service which enables you to easily add image and video analysis to your applications to identify objects, people, text and activities. Now onwards, AWS PrivateLink provides private connectivity between VPCs and AWS services, without ever leaving the Amazon network,  which means you will not need to send data over the public internet. This will be great for applications which need to avoid sending data over the internet as well as simplifying your network infrastructure.

NoSQL workbench in preview

DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database and NoSQL workbench is a client-side utility which can either run on Windows or macOS. You can use it to design and visualize your DynamoDB data model types and indexes. Also, you can run queries and sample code locally within the tool before committing your data model to DynamoDB. So this is a great way to start and visualise your DynamoDB tables now.

Restore Amazon Workspace

The new feature can serve as an easy recovery option to mitigate the impact of inaccessible WorkSpaces caused by incompatible 3rd party updates on Workspaces. This is possible because amazon now regularly scan and snapshot your workspace in the background and allows the recovery using the snapshot when the workspace becomes inaccessible.

Network Load Balancer supports server name indication (SNI)

Network Load Balancer now supports multiple TLS certificates using server name indication or SNI. This is a great feature as you can now host multiple secure applications each with own TLS certificate on a single Load Balancer listener and single IP address. This is a feature that is already been offered through the application load balancer. But this is also now available in the network load balancer.