It’s been a while since our last news update, hasn’t it?
Here we are back again, packed up with some hot news and exciting novelties based on the official announcements of our favourite technology partners in October 2021.
We do believe that the sooner we convey the tech news, the better our common chances of taking advantage of the latest technology improvements!
We hope you feel the same way too…
So, let us see what we are up to in the month of October 2021!
Amazon EC2 Mac instances expand to 7 new regions
This has been an amazing piece of news for all Apple developers, willing to take advantage of Amazon EC2 Mac instances. Millions of Apple developers now can focus on their work-specific app development tasks and save time in managing infrastructure.
In October 2021, AWS announced the extension of Amazon EC2 Mac instances to seven new regions. This makes them fully available in the US (N. Virginia, Ohio, Oregon), Europe (Ireland, Frankfurt, London, Stockholm) and the Asia Pacific (Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Sydney).
Since this month, developers building apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Safari can work with macOS environments faster than ever. Further, they can take advantage of flexible and super convenient pay-as-you-go options to create, test or publish apps.
Read more here.
Cloud Development Kit for Kubernetes (CDK8s) now live
One of the most intriguing announcements this month concerns the official inclusion of the Cloud Development Kit for Kubernetes (CDK8s) into the CNCF Sandbox project. Initially introduced by AWS in May 2020, the development now enters a new phase of maturity. Since October 2021, it has moved from AWS Labs to GitHub on cdk8s-team.
As some of you may already know, CDK8s is an open-source framework for defining Kubernetes applications and reusable abstractions using familiar programming languages and object-oriented APIs. You can research the full piece of news here.
New AWS Networking Competency for Consulting Partners
This has been an amazing novelty for all end customers as from now on, they can be facilitated by AWS in choosing a consulting partner! As more and more companies are now migrating to the public cloud and SaaS, they do rely on the professional service of their strategic network partners. Based on its new certification option for consulting partners, AWS can now make partner references to end customers.
With its new AWS Networking Competency, AWS has begun recognizing technical partner proficiency in areas such as migration, modernization, hybrid cloud, security at the edge, network visibility, etc. On the other hand, it further helps end customers see the industry expertise of the consulting partner.
For further information, please click here.
AWS Pricing Calculator now supports Amazon CloudFront
This is indeed one of the hottest announcements of the month! AWS has published some cool new features letting you save on your CloudFront subscription costs in return for a 1-year commitment.
Since this month, the AWS Pricing Calculator has been supporting Amazon CloudFront – the AWS content delivery network, which delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs at optimal conditions across the globe. Now, you can fully benefit from tips such as how to estimate your number of requests based on your data transfer volume, as well as how to view costs across tiers and regions.
By building a flexible savings plan in return for a 1-year commitment, you are already empowered to save up to 30% of your CloudFront bill. Interested? Learn more here.
AWS Security Hub with major integration enhancement
This month, the AWS Security Hub has launched a major integration improvement with its introduction of Aggregate Regions. Based on the latter, you can streamline and simultaneously monitor security data across all your AWS accounts.
The new function not only saves time and facilitates management but also empowers you to simplify integrations with ticketing, incident management, logging, etc. You can achieve this by consolidating all those and others in your new Aggregate Regions.
You may use this new function at no extra cost, as it will also be available globally. Further, you can enable a 30-day trial in the AWS Management console.
For further information, read here.
The Consul API Gateway
On 20 Oct 2021, the HashiCorp community announced its new ingress Consul API Gateway at the HashiConf Global conference. The new API is generally meant to route traffic to applications running on the HashiCorp Consul service mesh. Designed to address the access pillar, it facilitates users in handling inbound requests to the service mesh from external clients.
Presently still under development, the Consul API Gateway is expected to become broadly available towards the end of the year. It is designed to be installed on a Kubernetes cluster by enabling it in the standard Consul Helm chart. Its major functions will target management of the access to the service mesh, controlling the point of entry, simplifying traffic patterns and identifying external client traffic.
You can explore relevant details here.
New Relic Acquires CodeStream
From this month onwards, CodeStream has a new owner – New Relic (as you can already see next to its logo). Aimed at closing the observability gap between developers and IT operations teams, the new owners have now launched a series of improvements (such as integrations with Microsoft Teams and GitHub repository) and promotions (such as new pricing and free options).
Trying to make it easier for developers to see how their code executes in the production environment, New Relic now provides a new set of access options. These also include absolutely free access, available to all until 22 January 2022.
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We are resuming our coverage of vital technology announcements which can help us grow.
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