A Rundown on re:Invent 2019 Pt 1

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A Rundown on re:Invent 2019 Pt 1

Members of the engineering team had the opportunity to attend Amazon Web Services’ annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.

Every year, AWS announces dozens of customer-sought features at the event (and some leading up to the event in what the community has dubbed “pre:Invent”). This blog is the first in a two-part series related to re:Invent announcements from the 2019 conference:

  1. AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer provides an easy way to check permissions across the many policies provided at the resource level, principal level, and across accounts.
  2. A feature requested by customers since Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) was announced last year, AWS Fargate support for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service will revolutionize the way organizations use the popular Kubernetes container management tools in the cloud and radically reduce the maintenance required for running Kubernetes on AWS.
  3. A pre:Invent announcement that you might have missed if you blinked, CloudFormation Registry and third-party resource support adds the ability to manage virtually any third-party application resource using CloudFormation, an infrastructure as code tool helping organizations iterate faster with repeatable cloud resource definitions stored as code.
  4. Andy Jassy rocked the re:Invent stage in 2018 when he announced AWS Outposts, a new offering to take AWS’ computing capacity into your own data center. This service was made available in 2019, opening a wealth of potential for applications which need to stay local for regulatory or performance purposes.
  5. The Amazon Builder’s Library is a curated list of content written by Amazon’s own technical leaders to illustrate how Amazon builds world-class services and infrastructure.

With all the new features coming out of re:Invent, it was difficult for us to pick our top picks, but our team is quickly becoming experts in all the new features and already utilizing them in delivering first-class cloud infrastructure to our clients.