What’s going on with AWS this week? There are lots of updates that have to do with keeping your services running well (and restoring things when they aren’t). AWS Resilience Hub is now generally available, AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager is available in seven new regions, and AWS Backup supports a few new services.
Read on for all the details!
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AWS Resilience Hub is now GA
Kicking it off this week, AWS Resilience Hub is now generally available. Resilience Hub is a new service that provides you with a single place to define, validate and track the resilience of your applications so you can avoid downtime caused by software or infrastructure disruption.
You can define Recovery Time Objectives and Recovery Point Objectives and help validate that these targets can be met prior to deployment.
It will also automatically assess and identify resilience weaknesses and provide recommended solutions for your infrastructure. It’s available right now in a bunch of different regions, and you can try it free for six months for up to three applications. After that, it’s just $15 per application per month.
AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager available in new region
Next up, AWS Incident Manager from AWS Systems Manager is now available in seven more regions, specifically: Mumbai, Seoul, Central Canada, London, Paris, Sao Paulo, and North California.
Incident Manager helps you prepare for incidents with automated response plans. An incident could be anything alerting in your CloudWatch alarms, such as CPU usage alarms, storage capacity alarms, and so on. The incident manager console provides a unified interface to view operational data from multiple AWS services and track incident updates, alarm status changes, and response plan progress.
With these additional regions, it’s now available in 16, so there’s surely one close to you if you’d like to check it out!
AWS Backup support for Amazon DocumentDB, MongoDB, Amazon Neptune
Finally, this week, AWS Backup has added support for Amazon Document DB, which comes with MongoDB compatibility, as well as Amazon Neptune, a graph database.
AWS Backup enables you to centralize and automate your data protection policies across your AWS services. With these additions, you can use a single data protection policy to automate the creation of snapshots of your DocumentDB and Amazon Neptune clusters across your AWS regions and accounts. It even gives you the ability to restore those clusters with a single click. Very cool!
All right, that’s a few things that will keep your infrastructure running well and some options to assist in restoring them should any incident occur. That’s all for me this week. Keep being awesome, cloud gurus, and we’ll see you next time.
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