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AWS App Runner supports CDK, CloudFormation supports IoT Device Management

Jess Alvarez
Jess Alvarez

What’s going on with AWS this week? This week, App Runner now supports CDK for building and deploying applications, Step Functions Workflows now supports PrivateLink, and IoT device management is now supported on CloudFormation! Stay tuned to hear the full story in this edition of AWS this week!

Read on for all the details!


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App Runner Supports CDK

Earlier this week, AWS announced that App Runner now supports using AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) to build and deploy your applications.

AWS App Runner is a fully managed and auto-scaling service that allows for quick deployment of containerized web applications and APIs at scale.

The AWS CDK is your single launch source using languages like Python and Node.js. You can now create your App Runner resources by specifying a source code location like Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) Public and Private, or GitHub in the service construct of the CDK. You can also specify the IAM roles those resources need to use using the CDK.

AWS Step Functions’ Synchronous Express Workflows now support PrivateLink!

This update now allows your workflow to start from your VPC without having to traverse public internet space. Step Functions helps you to build distributed applications, automate processes and build machine learning pipelines with quick responses and without the need to poll additional services or create custom solutions.

Now with PrivateLink support, you can connect private connections between VPCs, AWS services, and on-prem networks and reduce the risk of DDoS attacks or Man-in-The-Middle attacks too. You will need to create a new VPC Endpoint to connect to Synchronous Express Workflows, but no code changes are required for your SDK configurations if Private DNS resolution is enabled in VPC and VPCe.

Make sure you check the complete list of supported regions for your use case before attempting to implement this new offering.


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IoT Device Management now supported on CloudFormation

Internet of Things (IoT) users, lend me your ears! IoT Device Management is now supported on CloudFormation!

With just a few clicks, you can use a CloudFormation template to pre-configure and deploy IoT fleet management infrastructure! This means that your Job Templates, Fleet Metrics, and IoT logging settings can now be standardized and replicable across regions and AWS accounts. Need to deploy new IoT fleet management resources? Use a JSON file to do it, and voila! Easy peasy rice and cheesy! Your resources are deployed using CloudFormation.

Always make sure the region you need for your use case is supported before attempting to use this great new hotness.  

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