AWS re-Invent 2021 is over and cloud enthusiasts now have a wealth new tools in their toolboxes. In part-I of AWS Re: Invent 2021 we have seen updates from services such as Compute, Analytics and Architecture. Let’s continue our tour to learn more about new AWS services as well as exciting announcements from other service categories.
TABLE OF CONTENTS1. Migration & Transfer2. Networking and Content Delivery3. Storage4. Machine Learning5. Conclusion6. FAQs
1. Migration & Transfer
Modernization of the AWS Mainframe
AWS launched the Mainframe Modernization service to address the need for financial institution customers with outdated mainframe machines to modernize. Developers can migrate legacy mainframe infrastructure to cloud using a lift and shift model or refactoring process. AWS will automatically generate Java code from the COBOL-based code that is typically used for mainframes if you use the Mainframe Modernization service.
2. Networking and Content Delivery
AWS Private 5G
Amazon also announced AWS private 5G last year. This managed service is one the most exciting and innovative. Private 5G is a service that allows you to create and scale private networks using AWS infrastructure. AWS provides hardware, configuration, and limits the number devices that can connect to the network while you use this service. Private 5G offers flexible pay-as you-go and operates on a shared spectrum. It will be exciting for enterprise-grade customers to use this service. It is applicable to many industries that require lightning-fast connectivity to cloud services. It is exciting to see how this technology is used in the future.
SiteLink to AWS Direct Connect
SiteLink is a new feature that allows access to and communication between two points of direct connection worldwide. SiteLink was the first direct connect feature. All traffic from any point to any region went from one point of presence to another. It is always from your office to the region or multiple regions and back. SiteLink allows top-to-top communications. It allows you to establish a network between your premises network and the AWS backbone, so you can connect to any of our 100 points of presence worldwide.
Amazon VPC Network Access Analyzer
AWS launched its Amazon VPC Network Access Analyzer earlier this week. This allows users to identify configurations that could lead to unintended access to their networks. This tool uses the same automated reasoning technology that powers the AWS IAM Access Analyzer and Amazon VPC Reachability Analyzer, Amazon Inspector Network Reachability and other security devices. This new tool uses Network Access Scopes to determine the connectivity between AWS resources.
Snapshots of the Recycle Bin for EBS
Let’s now take a look at an excellent new feature Amazon has added for EBS Snapshots. This feature is called Recycle Bin to EBS Snapshots. You will no longer need to worry about accidentally deleting EBS snapshots by using the recycle container. This new feature is made possible by a rule called the Retention Rule. This rule allows you to specify the types of resources that you want to keep. If any resource type is deleted, it will be moved to the recycle bin and not permanently deleted. We can also specify how long we want these resources to remain in the recycle bin before permanently deleting their content.
Amazon EBS Snapshots Archive
The following announcement is in the storage category: Amazon EBS Snapshots Archive. It’s a new storage tier that allows you to store snapshots of your Amazon Elastic Block Store volumes for long periods. This new feature is cost-saving as it saves up 75% on Amazon EBS Snapshots that must be kept for months or years. You can also use one application program.