GKE introduces Stateful HA Operator in preview

GKE introduces Stateful HA Operator in preview

Updates related to Cloud Firewall, AWS Entity Resolution, AWS Security Hub, Step Function, EKS, AWS ECS and more

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Cloud Firewall Standard unveils FQDN feature

  • Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) feature now available in Cloud Firewall Standard tier.
  • Expanded threat intelligence lists and IP reputation now included.
  • IPv6 and GKE node pool support for IAM tags are in public preview. UPDATE

AWS Entity Resolution enhances data protection

AWS Entity Resolution now supports AWS PrivateLink, providing private, encrypted connectivity between your datasets and Amazon VPC. UPDATE

Security Hub adds 19 new controls

AWS Security Hub releases 19 new security controls, extending its service support to Amazon EventBridge, Amazon MQ, and more. UPDATE


GKE introduces Stateful HA Operator in preview

  • Stateful HA Operator is a new feature for GKE, currently in public preview.
  • Provides proactive controls and integrates with regional persistent disk (RePD).
  • Aims to reduce failover times and offers full observability. UPDATE

AWS Step Functions optimized for EMR Serverless

AWS Step Functions launches Optimized Integration for Amazon EMR Serverless, simplifying data processing pipelines. UPDATE

EKS allows updates to cluster settings

Amazon EKS now enables modification of subnets and security groups for existing clusters, simplifying cluster management. UPDATE

Amazon ECS improves task resiliency

Amazon ECS updates task scheduling to increase application resilience during unexpected load spikes without additional configuration. UPDATE

App Building

InfoWorld announces Best of Open Source Software 2023 winners

  • InfoWorld's annual Best of Open Source Software Awards, known as Bossies, reveal top picks for 2023.
  • Among the 25 winners are a range of technologies including programming languages, analytics engines, and machine learning libraries.
  • Apache Hudi, Apache Iceberg, and Apache Superset are among the noteworthy projects highlighted. UPDATE

AlloyDB offers deep discounts with committed use

  • AlloyDB introduces committed use discounts (CUDs) for database compute usage.
  • A 25% discount is available for a one-year commitment, and a 52% discount for a three-year commitment.
  • CUDs apply to vCPU and memory across all projects and regions on a single Cloud Billing account. UPDATE

Service Catalog supports additional IaC tools

AWS Service Catalog now accommodates third-party Infrastructure as Code tools like Ansible, Chef, and Pulumi, alongside AWS CloudFormation. UPDATE

Provisioning + Runtime

AWS Cloud WAN introduces Tunnel-less connect

  • New feature, Tunnel-less connect, simplifies SD-WAN integration in AWS Cloud WAN.
  • Removes the need for specialized tunneling protocols like IPsec or GRE.
  • Offers higher bandwidth, up to 100 Gbps per Availability Zone. UPDATE

AWS launches EC2 R7i instances

AWS introduces Amazon EC2 R7i instances with custom 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, offering up to 15% faster performance and better price performance compared to R6i instances. UPDATE

AWS enhances Elastic Disaster Recovery

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery now allows recovery into an existing or original Amazon EC2 instance, reducing downtime and data loss. UPDATE

Route 53 supports geoproximity in Local Zones

Amazon Route 53 now includes geoproximity routing for AWS Local Zones, aimed at reducing latency in latency-sensitive applications. UPDATE

Management Tools

AWS Manager supports SAP HANA

AWS Systems Manager Application Manager now extends operational activities support to SAP HANA databases. UPDATE

AWS System Manager now default

AWS now allows enabling Systems Manager by default for all EC2 instances within an organization configured to use AWS Organizations. UPDATE

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