AWS This Week

AWS This Week: AWS App Runner supports CDK & CloudFormation now supports IoT Device Management

Episode description

Jess Alvarez is back with your AWS news! This week, AWS App Runner now supports AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) for building and deploying applications, so you can create App Runner resources with specific source code locations like Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) Public and Private, or GitHub. Also, AWS Step Functions Workflows supports PrivateLink, and IoT Device Management is now supported on CloudFormation.

Introduction (0:00)
AWS App Runner supports AWS CDK (0:36)
Step Functions Workflows now supports PrivateLink (1:24)
IoT Device Managements now supported on CloudFormation (2:24)
A Cloud Guru will be at AWS re:Invent 2021! (3:07)

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Join our ACG hosts as they recap the most important developments in the AWS world from the past week. Keeping up with ever-changing world of cloud can be difficult, so let us do the hard work sifting through announcements to bring you the best of what's new with AWS This Week.

Hello, cloud gurus. And welcome back to another AWS this week, where we find out what goodies AWS have announced in the past seven days, I am your friendly neighborhood, Jess Alvarez. And this week App Runner now supports CDK for building and deploying applications. Step functions workflows now supports privatelink and internet of things device management is now supported on cloudformation. Stay tuned to hear the full story in this episode of AWS this week.

Earlier this week, AWS announced that app runner now supports using AWS cloud development kit or 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 app runner resources by specifying a source code location like Amazon elastic container registry, or 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.

I have included a link to the developer guide for more information on this new functionality. AWS step functions, synchronous express workflows now support private link. This update now allows your workflow to start from your VPC without having to traverse the 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 pull additional services or create custom solutions. Now with privatelink support, you can connect private connections between VPCs, AWS services and on-premise networks to reduce the risk of DDoSs attacks or man in the middle attacks.

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. As long as you have private DNS resolution enabled in the VPC and VPCE make sure you check the complete list of supported regions for your use case before attempting to implement this new offering. Internet of things 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,

IoT logging settings can now all 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. We're gearing up for AWS reinvent from November 29th through December 3rd, stop by our booth.

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