AWS Week in Review – AWS Notifications, Serverless event, and More – May 8, 2023

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At the end of this week, I’m flying to Seattle to take part in the AWS Serverless Innovation Day. Along with many customers and colleagues from AWS, we are going to be live on May 17 at a virtual free event. During the AWS Serverless Innovation Day we will share best practices related to building event-driven applications and using serverless functions and containers. Get a calendar reminder and check the full agenda at the event site.

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Last Week’s Launches
Here are some launches that got my attention during the previous week.

New Local Zones in Auckland – AWS Local Zones allow you to deliver applications that require single-digit millisecond latency or local data processing. Starting last week, AWS Local Zones is available in Auckland, New Zealand.

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AWS Notifications – Channy wrote an article explaining how you can view and configure notifications for your AWS account. In addition to the AWS Management Console notifications, the AWS Console Mobile Application now allows you to create and receive actionable push notifications when a resource requires your attention.

AWS SimSpace Weaver – Last reInvent, we launched AWS SimSpace Weaver, a fully managed compute service that helps you deploy large spatial simulations in the cloud. Starting last week, AWS SimSpace Weaver allows you to save the state of the simulations at a specific point in time.

AWS Security Hub – Added four new integration partners to help customers with their cloud security posture monitoring, and now it provides detailed tracking of finding changes with the finding history feature. This last feature provides an immutable trail of changes to get more visibility into the changes made to your findings.

AWS Compute Optimizer – AWS Compute Optimizer supports inferred workload type filtering on Amazon EC2 instance recommendations and automatically detects the applications that might run on your AWS resources. Now AWS Compute Optimizer supports filtering your rightsizing recommendation by tags and identifies and filters Microsoft SQL Server workloads as an inferred workload type.

AWS AppSync– Now AWS AppSync GraphQL APIs support Private API. With Private APIs, you can now create GraphQL APIs that can only be accessed from your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS News
Some other updates and news that you may have missed:

  • Responsible AI in the Generative Era – Amazon Science published a very interesting blog post this week about the special challenges raised by building a responsible generative AI and the different things builders of applications can do in order to solve these challenges.
  • Patterns for Building an API to Upload Files to Amazon S3 – Amazon S3 is one of the most used services by our customers, and applications often require a way for users to upload files. In this article, Thomas Moore shows different ways to do this in a secure way.
  • The Official AWS Podcast – Listen each week for updates on the latest AWS news and deep dives into exciting use cases. There are also official AWS podcasts in your local languages. Check out the ones in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
  • AWS Open-Source News and Updates – This is a newsletter curated by my colleague Ricardo to bring you the latest open-source projects, posts, events, and more.

Upcoming AWS Events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events:

  • AWS Serverless Innovation Day – Join us on May 17 for a virtual and free event about AWS Serverless. We will have talks and fireside chats with customers related to AWS Lambda, Amazon ECS with Fargate, AWS Step Functions, and Amazon EventBridge.
  • AWS re:Inforce 2023 – You can now register for AWS re:Inforce, happening in Anaheim, California, on June 13–14.
  • AWS Global Summits – There are many summits going on right now around the world: Stockholm (May 11), Hong Kong (May 23), India (May 25), Amsterdam (June 1), London (June 7), Washington, DC (June 7–8), Toronto (June 14), Madrid (June 15), and Milano (June 22).
  • AWS Community Day – Join a community-led conference run by AWS user group leaders in your region: Warsaw (June 1), Chicago (June 15), Manila (June 29–30), and Munich (September 14).
  • AWS User Group Peru Conference – The local AWS User Group announced a one-day cloud event in Spanish and English in Lima on September 23. Seb, Jeff, and I will be attending the event from the AWS News blog team. Register today!

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Week in Review!

— Marcia

This post is part of our Week in Review series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS!

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