Today, AWS brings us another long list of new services. The keynote was hosted by Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon.com. The theme for today was about Transformations, past and present. Vogels stresses that protecting your customers and your business should be priority number one. He states customers should be in charge, not vendors, and that includes AWS. I have listed below some of the AWS re:Invent 2016 day 3 highlights. The recording can be viewed here once made available.
Below are the major announcements around new services and offerings that are either available today or coming soon.
- AWS OpSWorks for Chef Automate – fully managed Chef server and Chef Automate
- Amazon EC2 Systems Management – Easily configure and manage Amazon EC2 and on-premises systems
- AWS CodeBuild – Build and test code with continuous scaling
- AWS X-Ray – Analyze and debug distributed applications in production
- AWS Personal Health Dashboard – Personalized view of of AWS service Health
- AWS Shield for Everyone – Managed DDos protection (on by default)
- AWS Shield Advanced – Additional protection against very large and sophisticated attacks
- Amazon Pinpoint – run targeted campaigns to drive user engagement in mobile apps
- AWS Glue – fully managed ETL service
- AWS Batch – fully managed batch processing at any scale
- Task Placement Engine – task scheduler
- Blox – collection of open source projects for container management and orchestration on ECS
- C# in AWS Lamda
- AWS Lambda@Edge – run Lambda functions at Cloudfront locations closest to your users
- AWS Step Functions – build distributed applications using visual workflow
- EC2 instances in VPC now offer native support for IPv6
Companies like Twilio, Trainline, Mapbox, and Netflix have all figured out how to be disruptive to technology and take advantage of the cloud to allow them to not waste time on managing infrastructure and allow them to focus on their application and providing value to their customers. With over 70+ services and many more announced over the last couple days, AWS doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. It’s obvious that they are listening to what their customers want and need.