AWS This Week

AWS This Week: Melbourne AWS region, Amazon DeepLens EOL & CloudTrail Lake supports non-AWS events

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Stephen is back with your AWS news! In AWS announcements this week, CloudTrail Lake now supports events from outside of AWS, Amazon DeepLens is entering retirement, some new updates to the AWS Snow Family, and a brand new AWS region in Melbourne!

Introduction to AWS updates (0:00)
CloudTrail Lake non-AWS event support (0:28)
AWS DeepLens EOL (1:19)
AWS Snow Family updates (2:16)
Melbourne AWS region launched (3:00)

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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. Welcome to AWS This Week, your  premium supplier of the latest news about AWS.   This week we'll be talking about CloudTrail  Lake, now supporting events from outside AWS, the   retirement of Amazon DeepLens, some updates to the  AWS Snow Family, and the new AWS region right here   in Melbourne, Australia. I'm Stephen Sennett here  to bring you another episode of AWS This Week. CloudTrail Lake now supports events from non-AWS  sources. CloudTrail Lake was really designed to   help us aggregate our CloudTrail logs from  across multiple accounts into one location   so that we can store and query them in a more  unified way. This solves a lot of headaches for   organizations with lots of CloudTrail audit logs  who wanna be able to analyze them effectively and   run queries with tools like SQL. Now, you can  ingest non-AWS events into your CloudTrail Lake  

as well. Solutions from various AWS partners like  Okta, GitHub, CrowdStrike, and Snyk can easily be   integrated into your lake using AWS console. You  can also write your own custom integrations using   the available event schema and the newly available  API calls. Again, this is really focused on those   auditing and security events rather than the  general application logs. If your security team   are looking for a solution to consolidate storage  and analysis of these type of events, this could   be worth checking out and it's now available in  all regions where CloudTrail Lake is supported.

AWS DeepLens has been given an end of life notice  with access for the service due to terminate at   the end of January, 2024. If you're not familiar  with it, DeepLenss is basically a video camera   attached to a small NUC-type computer with  a GPU that can host machine learning models   powered by frameworks like TensorFlow or  MXNet. It was designed for developers to   be able to quickly deploy and run Computer Vision  solutions, and people did some really interesting   things with it. DeepLens is a rare case for an  AWS service actually being deprecated. I mean,   just look at Simple Workflow Service. The  newest model from 2019 is also coming up to   being about five years old, so it makes  sense they're ready to call it quits,   especially with the proliferation of more  powerful edge computing solutions in recent   years. This was always intended as a platform  for experimentation rather than as a production  

system. So chances are this isn't going to ruin  your day. Your hardware will continue to work   beyond end of life, but you'll no longer  be able to deploy any new models to it.   But if you still have a DeepLens sitting  unopened in a box in your wardrobe,   you've got about a year left to see what you can  do with it, or we can send it to the local museum. The AWS Snow Family has had a couple of updates  in the last week, which we'll cover quickly.   Ubuntu 20.04 in 22.04, the two latest LTS  versions are now supported on Snowcone and  

Snowball Edge devices, giving you a wider range  of possibilities for edge deployments with these   platforms. AWS Snowcone now supports system  software updates, which can be important if   you're leasing your Snowcone for an extended  period of time. Both Snowcone and Snowball   Edge devices now support version 2 of the  Instance Metadata Service. Needless to say,   if we're using these platforms for compute,  we probably value our security quite a lot,   so it's great to be able to start leveraging  IMDSv2. Unfortunately, no updates for Snow Mobile,   but when you're a truck that can hold a  hundred petabytes of data and require as   much power as a small neighborhood, you're  impressive enough as it is. For regional  

availability for each of these announcements,  see the links and description below the video. The latest AWS region has gone live right here in  beautiful, sunny Melbourne, Australia. This takes   AWS up to a total of 31 regions worldwide.  The two biggest advantages of the new region   are to deliver either single digit millisecond  latency within the Melbourne area, or to provide   significantly higher resilience across multiple  regions while still making data sovereignty   requirements. If you're hosting solutions on  AWS in Australia, this can be really valuable. The region is still very new, and there's  still a lot of services and instances that   are yet become available. That said, if you're  looking to start leveraging a second region,  

now is the perfect time to get things rolling by  preparing your architectures and infrastructure   to support a multi-region design. More  functionality will become available over   the coming months. So be sure to check out  the AWS newsfeed for the latest information.   You could start using this new region  right now by enabling in the AWS console. That's it for the news this week. We hope  you've enjoyed it. Also, if you're interested   in our content, be sure to check out the free  trial available on the A Cloud Guru website,   which includes access to all of our courses  and our awesome range of hands-on labs. Until  

next time, go forth and learn all the things,  and as always, keep being awesome Cloud Gurus.

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