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18Sep 2016

You can now create YAML-formatted templates to describe your AWS resources and properties in AWS CloudFormation. Now, you have the option to use either YAML-formatted templates or JSON-formatted templates to model and describe your AWS infrastructure. YAML-formatted CloudFormation templates follow the same anatomy as existing JSON-formatted templates and support all the same features.

18Sep 2016

AWS Cost Explorer is a tool that helps you to visualize, understand, and manage your AWS spending. You can view your spend by service or by linked account, with your choice of daily or monthly granularity. You can also create custom filters based on the accounts, time period, services, or tags that are of particular interest to you.

15Sep 2016

Today, we are launching Earth on AWS, a new landing page that highlights large geospatial datasets made openly available in the cloud as AWS Public Datasets as well as resources to learn how to build planetary-scale applications in the cloud with open geospatial data. In addition to previously launched, Landsat, NEXRAD, and SpaceNet datasets, new datasets made up of high resolution aerial imagery, global event information, and global elevation data are now available. We are also opening a call for proposals from researchers to receive promotional Cloud Credits for Research to work with Earth observation data on AWS. Learn more at https://aws.amazon.com/earth.

14Sep 2016

You can now monitor and automatically react to changes in your AWS CodeDeploy deployments using Amazon CloudWatch alarms. Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS. Using CloudWatch with CodeDeploy, you can monitor metrics for Amazon EC2 instances or Auto Scaling groups being managed by CodeDeploy and then invoke an action if the metric you are tracking crosses a certain threshold for a defined period of time. You can monitor metrics such as instance CPU utilization. If the alarm is activated, CloudWatch initiates actions such as sending a notification to Amazon Simple Notification Service, stopping a CodeDeploy deployment, or changing the state of an instance (e.g. reboot, terminate, recover).

14Sep 2016

You can now use Amazon Redshift’s Enhanced VPC Routing to force all of your COPY and UNLOAD traffic to go through your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).  Enhanced VPC Routing supports the use of standard VPC features such as VPC Endpoints, security groups, network ACLs, managed NAT and internet gateways, enabling you to tightly manage the flow of data between your Amazon Redshift cluster and all of your data sources. In particular, when your Amazon Redshift cluster is on a private subnet and you enable Enhanced VPC Routing, all the COPY and UNLOAD traffic between your cluster and Amazon S3 will be restricted to your VPC. You can also add a policy to your VPC endpoint to restrict unloading data only to a specific S3 bucket in your account, and monitor all COPY and UNLOAD traffic using VPC flow logs. 

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