AWS Showcases Latest Technology to 'Reinvent' the Cloud

1 - AWS Showcases Latest Technology to 'Reinvent' the Cloud
2 - AWS Lambda Provides Event-Driven Compute
3 - Containers Come to the Amazon Cloud
4 - AWS CodeDeploy Improves Application Lifecycle Management
5 - CodePipeline: A Continuous Build and Test Service
6 - AWS Brings Git to the Cloud With CodeCommit
7 - Amazon Aurora: A New MySQL-Compatible Database
8 - Key Management Service Provides Encryption Control
9 - AWS Config: A New Auditing Service
10 - Putting All Approved AWS Services in a Catalog
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AWS Showcases Latest Technology to 'Reinvent' the Cloud

by Sean Michael Kerner

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AWS Lambda Provides Event-Driven Compute

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels explained that the new Lambda service is an event-driven technology that doesn't require users to first provision any cloud infrastructure. With Lambda, an event, such as an image upload, can trigger the creation of a thumbnail image.

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Containers Come to the Amazon Cloud

The new Amazon EC2 Container Service is a new management service for the use and deployment of Docker containers. With the new service, container deployment can be scheduled and placed based on availability and resource requirements.

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AWS CodeDeploy Improves Application Lifecycle Management

The new AWS CodeDeploy service is one of three new application lifecycle management tools announced at re:Invent. As its name implies, CodeDeploy is a deployment service for code delivery to Amazon cloud instances.

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CodePipeline: A Continuous Build and Test Service

The CodePipeline service is an automated continuous build and test service for the delivery of new code.

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AWS Brings Git to the Cloud With CodeCommit

At the core of all development efforts is the use of a source code version control service. Amazon is now putting version control into its cloud with CodeCommit, providing developers with hosted private Git repositories. Git is a popular open-source version control system originally developed by Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

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Amazon Aurora: A New MySQL-Compatible Database

Databases are critical to the deployment of many applications. To that end, Amazon announced its new Aurora database, which is compatible with the widely deployed open-source MySQL database.

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Key Management Service Provides Encryption Control

The AWS Key Management Service (KMS) provides cloud administrators with encryption and key management capabilities.

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AWS Config: A New Auditing Service

Keeping track of cloud application configuration and changes is important for both security and compliance reasons. To help make that process easier, Amazon announced its new AWS Config resource dependancy and auditing service.

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Putting All Approved AWS Services in a Catalog

The AWS Service Catalog is a new capability, which will allow a cloud administrator to create an approved listing of cloud services for use by an enterprise's employees.

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