Monday, 24 February 2020

Disconnected status gets notified by Amazon RDS on VMware

Amazon RDS on VMware allows you execute managed databases in on-premises VMware environments through Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS offers cost-efficient and resizable capacity during automating lengthy administration activities counting infrastructure provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups, allowing you to concentrate on your applications. RDS on VMware makes it simple to set up, operate, and scale databases in VMware vSphere private data centers. RDS on VMware lets you to use the identical basic interface for handling databases in on-premises VMware vSphere environments as you would use in AWS. RDS on VMware supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL Server databases. Amazon RDS on VMware increases custom AZ status to cover a new state: Disconnected. The new disconnected status shows that the connection between the AWS region and a custom AZ is disrupted. The AWS Management console displays “Disconnected” in the “Status” column if the environment experiences a disruption. If a custom AZ is in disconnected, RDS API requests from this custom AZ are rejected. This new feature RDS on VMware disconnected state is obtainable to every RDS on VMware users.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Now SSL connections imposed by Amazon Neptune

Amazon Neptune is a rapid, secure, quite organised graph database service that helps to create and execute applications which operate with highly associated datasets, so further you don’t have to bother about database management activities like hardware provisioning, software patching, setup, configuration, or backups. The basics of Amazon Neptune is a purpose-built, high-performance graph database engine optimised for saving billions of relationships and querying the graph with milliseconds latency. Mostly Amazon Neptune permits only Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connections via HTTPS to an instance or cluster endpoint. Now Amazon Neptune imposes SSL connections to your database. You have an alternative to deactivate SSL in regions, like US East (N. Virginia) or Europe (London), where both SSL and non-SSL connections are supported. You can deactivate SSL by altering the database cluster parameter from the AWS Management Console, or through the modify-db-cluster-parameter-group command via the AWS CLI. Amazon Neptune has always supported SSL connections to databases in every region, but did not cover the potential to impose SSL connections. Customers asked us for an easy way to allow only SSL connections to their database. When new cluster is created, the newly created neptune_enforce_ssl parameter is activated. Databases that have this parameter activated will merely undertake SSL connections. To know more about this new feature, visit the Neptune User Guide.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

AWS Security Hub introduced security checks lined up to the PCI DSS

AWS Security Hub allows you an extensive prospect of your high priority security warnings and compliance status across your AWS accounts. Now AWS Security Hub offers assistance to automated security checks aligned to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2.1 demands. Security Hub’s PCI DSS standard adds 32 automated rules planned to support you with your existing PCI DSS security workings by organising endless examines against 32 PCI DSS needs over 14 AWS services. These 32 security checks are additionally Security Hub’s ongoing 43 automated security checks for the Center for Internet Security’s (CIS) AWS Foundations Benchmark. You can read the Security Hub’s documentation here on how Security Hub’s PCI DSS confirms map to particular PCI DSS needs. Besides, you can repeatedly observe your environment with automated compliance checks based on standards, like the CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark and the PCI DSS. The 32 checks were verified by AWS Security Assurance Services, LLC (AWS SAS), which is a team of Qualified Security Assessors, authorized by the PCI Security Standards Council to perform PCI DSS assessment services. Also you can read AWS Security blog that will help you understand how to use the PCI standard for Security Hub.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Journey Through Cloud With AWS

Introduction to AWS
AWS is a company which provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals their customers. This company provides you with cloud services where you can store your data securely and access it later through the internet. They provide a set of primitive abstract technical infrastructure and distributed computing building blocks, tools and help their clients build applications with increased scalability, flexibility and reliability.

AWS Feature
AWS provides their clients with a wide variety of services which help them experience an amazing cloud journey. They offer a set of cloud-based products including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, management tools, IoT, security. They help businesses grow faster, lower IT costs, and scale. AWS can be very beneficial to companies with heavy workloads by helping them in setting up an online database and securing all their data on these databases.


  • Data Lake and Analytics
  • AWS provides the most comprehensive set of services to build your data lake analytics solution, to move, store and analyse your data. Import your data from on-premises in no time on highly secure data lake with a capacity of storage to exabytes. Analytics services provided by AWS helps in analysing the data with the broadest selection of services, through which we can predict future outcomes, and prescribe actions for rapid response.

  • Compute
  • Compute is the most basic step of building an organisation, whether you are building an enterprise, cloud-native or mobile-based applications. Compute service provided by AWS allows you to develop, deploy, run and scale your applications and workloads. AWS is working to be the compute platform at a global level, and are investing to support any workload and business need.

  • Databases
  • AWS offers 15 different purpose-built database engines, from which one can choose according to the needs of their workloads and business. They provide relational databases which are 3-5 times faster than other alternatives, in which you can scale your database’s compute and storage resources easily. AWS offers cluster monitoring to keep your workloads up to focus on higher-value application development.

  • Management Tools
  • AWS management services give their client the ability to innovate faster and maintain control over their costs simultaneously. AWS offers to manage and govern AWS as well as non-AWS resources. Clients have the freedom to enable, provision and operate their environment for both business agility and governance control, and the end to end operational efficiency is provided by AWS.

  • Internet of Things
  • AWS IoT services provide local data collection and analysis, and it is the only service provider to provide data management along with rich analytics. AWS provides services for all layers of security which include preventative security mechanisms, encryption and access control to device data. AWS IoT is built on secure cloud infrastructure and integrates with services through which we can build complete solutions.

  • Networking and Content Delivery
  • AWS provides the most secure set of networking services, with essential security features by isolating resources and encrypting data. AWS delivers the highest network availability with 3 times fewer network downtime from networking issues when compared to other service providers. It delivers customer applications and content anywhere over a private network with consistent high performance.

  • Security
  • Securing the data and workloads is the most important feature of AWS cloud, it provides services to protect your data and workloads from unauthorised access. Encryption, key management and threat detection continuously monitor and protect your accounts and data. AWS provides you with the feature create rules based on which the access is filtered to protect your web applications. AWS continuously monitors the network activity and account behaviour on your cloud environment to detect any kinds of threat and secures your application usage.

Conclusion
AWS is a company that provides a highly secured cloud computing and database to its customers. Securing your data into AWS clouds comes with a wide range of services, which are continuously monitored to provide you with a threat free cloud environment. AWS provides management tools to easily manage all your business data and workloads, which also helps in growing your business faster, lowering your IT costs both at the same time. It provides 3 times faster services when compared with other service providers, and helps their client build applications with higher flexibility and reliability.

Monday, 17 February 2020

Now Health Based Detection offered by AWS Shield Advanced

AWS Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service which protects applications working on AWS. AWS Shield offers always-on detection and automatic inline mitigation that reduce application downtime and latency, so there is no requirement to occupy AWS Support to benefit from DDoS protection. There are two tiers of AWS Shield - Standard and Advanced. Now AWS Shield Advanced manages the health of your applications to better responsiveness and perfection in attack detection and mitigation. You can specify a health check in Amazon Route 53 and then link it with a resource which is safeguard by Shield Advanced via the console or API. You can implement health-based detection to all resource types that Shield Advanced supports: Elastic IP, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon CloudFront, AWS Global Accelerator, or Amazon Route 53. When you configure health-based detection, Shield Advanced apply the health of your application as an extra signal for attack detection, accompanying several other traffic attributes. This lets Shield Advanced to notice attacks much faster and at lower traffic thresholds, upgrading the DDoS resiliency of your application and stopping fake positive notifications. Resource health status will be obtainable to the DDoS response team too. Health based detection is accessible in every AWS region where Shield Advanced is available and can be activated without any extra charges. To get detailed information about Route 53 health checks, read How Amazon Route 53 Checks the Health of Your Resources and Creating and Updating Health Checks

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Now python applications on AWS Elastic Beanstalk can run using Python 3.7 on AL2 Platform (Beta)

AWS Elastic Beanstalk supports applications developed in Go, Java, .NET, Node.js,PHP, Python, and Ruby. Amazon Linux 2 is latest version of a Linux server operating system from AWS that offers a secure, stable, and high performance execution environment to develop and run your AWS Elastic Beanstalk applications. Now you can execute your python applications on AWS Elastic Beanstalk using Python 3.7 on Amazon Linux 2 beta platform. The Python 3.7 on Amazon Linux 2 beta platform offers many developments and utmost new features covering assistance for Pipfile and Gunicorn. You can connect with Elastic Beanstalk with the help of Elastic Beanstalk console, AWS CLI, or eb, a high-level CLI designed specifically for Elastic Beanstalk. Check these Release Notes for further information. Visit Supported Platforms to know the latest Elastic Beanstalk supported platform. To check out list of Python 3.7 features, refer Python 3.7 release announcement. And to get complete list of AWS Regions where AWS Elastic Beanstalk is accessible, visit AWS region table.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Amazon Lex declares support for Alphanumeric slot type

Amazon Lex is an AWS Service that creates conversational interfaces into any application with voice and text. Amazon Lex come up with the advanced deep learning practicalities of automatic speech recognition (ASR) for turning speech to text, and natural language understanding (NLU) to identify the object of the text, to allow you to design applications with most occupying user experiences and realistic conversational interactions. Now Amazon Lex gives Alphanumeric slot type enabling you to effortlessly describe slots like flight confirmation code which include union of letters and numbers. Thus far, you had to make a custom slot type with a huge scale of sample values. You can rapidly set up a slot to capture alphanumeric details with the usage of Alphanumeric slot type. Additionally, you can enlarge this slot type to control the user input to a fixed format by defining a regular expression. This Alphanumeric built-in slot type new feature of Amazon Lex is accessible in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU West (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) AWS Regions. To read further about Amazon Lex, refer documentation

Disconnected status gets notified by Amazon RDS on VMware

Amazon RDS on VMware allows you execute managed databases in on-premises VMware environments through Amazon RDS . Amazon RDS offers cost...