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Six Availability Zones (AZs) are now available for customers in the US East (N. Virginia) Region. As customers in the US and across the globe continue to grow their usage of AWS, we will continue to expand our infrastructure to meet their needs. This launch brings AWS’s global AZ total to 44 AZs within 16 geographic Regions around the world, with announced plans for 14 more AZs and five more Regions.

AWS CloudTrail S3 Data Events allow you to record API actions on Amazon S3 objects and receive detailed information such as the AWS account of the caller, IAM user role of the caller, time of the API call, IP address of the API, and other details. You can programmatically access and act upon the Data Events after they are delivered to an Amazon S3 bucket or to Amazon CloudWatch Events. For example, you can quickly reapply the original Access Control List (ACL) on an object if the ACL of an object is modified. 

AWS Marketplace, which lists over 3,800 software listings from popular software vendors across 35 product categories, has announced an update to the Product Support Connection “PSC”, which allows customers to optionally provide identifying information (name, contact details, location, job title, and company name) in the AWS Marketplace website for product support purposes to help get better support by letting sellers more easily verify your identity. In this updated feature release, customers will see the new seller support ID field, if the seller is enrolled in PSC and has chosen to enable that field, as an additional piece of data that can be entered, edited, or deleted when filling out their contact details.  

Earlier this month, we announced support for Server-Side Encryption in Kinesis Streams in select AWS regions. Today, we are expanding the availability of this feature to all public AWS regions except the China (Beijing) region, and to the AWS GovCloud region. Server-side encryption makes it easy to meet strict data management requirements by encrypting your data at rest within Kinesis Streams. For more information, see the Kinesis Streams FAQ page and Server-Side Encryption in the Kinesis Streams Developer Guide.

Lambda@Edge is now generally available for all customers. You can use this new AWS Lambda feature to run Node.js functions across AWS locations globally without provisioning or managing servers, allowing you to deliver richer, more personalized content with low latency to your customers. 

Now you can use AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition), also known as AWS Microsoft AD, to build and run Active Directory (AD)–aware applications in the AWS Cloud that are subject to U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. AWS Microsoft AD reduces the effort required of you to deploy compliant AD infrastructure for your cloud-based applications, as you manage your own HIPAA risk management programs or PCI DSS compliance certification.