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Lambda test events are now available in AWS SAM CLI

3 October 2023 @ 9:37 pm

Developers using SAM CLI to author their serverless application with Lambda functions can now create and use Lambda test events to test their function code. Test events are JSON objects that mock the structure of requests emitted by AWS services to invoke a Lambda function and return an execution result, serving to validate a successful operation or to identify errors. Previously, Lambda test events were only available in the Lambda console. With this launch, developers using SAM CLI can create and access a test event from their AWS account and share it with other team members.

New updates to the AWS Well-Architected Framework

3 October 2023 @ 8:52 pm

AWS is pleased to announce an update to the AWS Well-Architected Framework, which will provide customers and partners with more prescriptive guidance on building and operating in the cloud, and enable them to stay up-to-date on the latest architectural best practices in a constantly evolving technological landscape.

Reduce duplication using Well-Architected Templates

3 October 2023 @ 8:51 pm

Introducing AWS Well-Architected Review Templates, designed to eliminate duplication and foster consistency across your workloads. With the Well-Architected Tool's latest feature, you can effortlessly craft review templates to answer questions, update notes, and even incorporate Custom Lenses across your workloads.

Amazon EventBridge announces support for wildcard filters in rules

3 October 2023 @ 8:17 pm

Amazon EventBridge rules now support wildcard filters, which enable you to match any character or sequence of characters within a string in your event payload. For example, you can use wildcards to match against values that end in a specific file type in a directory, such as “dir/*.png”, or contain a specific word, such as “*AcmeCorp*”. Support for wildcards allow you to more precisely specify the types of events you want to consume from an EventBridge Event Bus, opening new use cases and helping to optimize your event consumers.

Amazon Location Service adds bounding box search for device positions

3 October 2023 @ 7:58 pm

Amazon Location Service now supports geographical bounding box search for device positions, allowing developers to retrieve the latest position of their devices within a specific polygon. With bounding box search, developers can efficiently find devices within an area of interest to support use cases such as searching for tracked assets near a location, showing device positions on a map at different zoom levels, and personalizing communication to customers within specific geographical areas.

Amazon OpenSearch Service announced Amazon OpenSearch Service Integrations

3 October 2023 @ 5:04 pm

OpenSearch Service 2.9 now comes with OpenSearch Service Integrations, where customers can take advantage of new schema standards such as Open Telemetry and build dashboards based on an agreed up on schema between your ingestion pipeline and OpenSearch Service.

Amazon Connect Contact Lens now provides manager alerts on real-time metrics

3 October 2023 @ 5:03 pm

Amazon Connect Contact Lens now provides manager alerts on real-time metrics via email notifications, EventBridge events, or Amazon Connect Tasks. These new alerts enable businesses to notify their managers on unexpected changes in contact center operations that could impact the end-customer experience. With this launch, businesses can now configure alerts that include choosing a metric (e.g., service level), defining a metric threshold (e.g., service level of 90 seconds drops below 75% on a business critical queue), and sending an automated email notification or assigning a task to a manager for follow-up action. 

AWS Supply Chain Demand Planning now supports Product Lineage

3 October 2023 @ 4:59 pm

Starting today, you can link products with their predecessor versions or alternates to improve forecasts. 

Amazon ECR Public introduces new navigation and search features to the ECR Public Gallery

3 October 2023 @ 4:55 pm

Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) Public has added new features that make it easier for customers to navigate the ECR Public Gallery and find the images they are looking for. New filters allow customers to search for images from well-known publishers such as Docker and Amazon, and a new landing page highlights those filters as well as other frequently used repositories.

Amazon EMR on EKS Interactive Endpoints is now generally available

2 October 2023 @ 8:30 pm

Today, we are excited to launch the general availability of Interactive Endpoints for Amazon EMR on EKS. With this launch, Amazon EMR on EKS customers will be able to run interactive workloads using an integrated development environment such as EMR Studio. For customers that require control on their execution environment, they will be able to use their self-hosted Jupyter notebooks as an another mechanism to run their interactive workloads via Interactive Endpoints.

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Global internet health check and network outage report

3 October 2023 @ 8:24 pm

The reliability of services delivered by ISPs, cloud providers and conferencing services (such as unified communications-as-a-service) is critical for enterprise organizations. ThousandEyes monitors how providers are handling any performance challenges and provides Network World with a weekly roundup of interesting events that impact service delivery. Read on to see the latest analysis, and stop back next week for another update. Additional details available here.Internet report for September 25 - October 1 ThousandEyes reported 136 global outage events across ISPs, cloud service provider networks, collaboration app networks and edge networks (including DNS, content delivery networks, and security as a service) during the week of September 25 - October 1. That’s a significant drop from 194 the week prior, a decrease of 30%. U.S. outages l

BrandPost: Selecting Cybersecurity Solutions for Hybrid and Hyperscale Data Centers

3 October 2023 @ 5:36 pm

Hybrid and hyperscale data centers need cybersecurity solutions that won’t hinder an organization from doing its business. However, there are far too many data center environments that still rely on outdated traditional firewalls. Because these legacy firewalls underperform and underserve, IT teams are being pushed into making perilous trade-offs between security and performance. Since there is much at stake—and so little expert guidance available—choosing the right solutions can be extremely difficult for organizations. Below are eight key factors for IT leadership to consider when securing their modern data center infrastructure:

Kyndryl expands network security lineup with Palo Alto SD-WAN, SASE

3 October 2023 @ 4:20 pm

Kyndryl continues to fill out its stable of network security partners, most recently inking an alliance with Palo Alto Networks for cybersecurity, SD-WAN and secure access service edge (SASE) services.As part of the deal, Kyndryl will integrate Palo Alto's security products and services into its own managed security services, which include security monitoring, incident response, and threat intelligence.  Palo Alto brings a wide range of security offerings, including a family of next-generation firewalls, the Prisma Cloud security platform for cloud-based applications and workloads, endpoint security

Data centers aren’t ready for AI, Schneider warns

3 October 2023 @ 2:18 pm

Schneider Electric is warning the demands of power and cooling for AI are beyond what standard data center designs can handle and says new designs are necessary.That may be expected from a company like Schneider, which makes power and cooling systems used in data centers. But it doesn’t mean Schneider isn't correct. AI is a different kind of workload than standard server-side applications, such as databases, and the old ways just don’t cut it anymore.Schneider's white paper notes that AI needs ample supply of three things: power, cooling, and bandwidth. GPUs are the most popular AI processors and the most power intensive. Whereas CPUs from Intel and AMD draw about 300 to 400 watts, Nvidia’s newest GPUs draw 700 watts per processor and they are often delivered in clusters

Japan invests $1.3 billion in Micron to subsidize chip manufacturing: Report

3 October 2023 @ 2:14 pm

The Japanese government on Tuesday said that it had invested $1.3 billion in Micron’s Hiroshima factory as subsidy for manufacturing more advanced chips that support or power AI and quantum workloads.The investment is expected to cover the cost of installing ASML Holding’s extreme ultraviolet lithography equipment at the factory, according to a Bloomberg report. Lithography machines are used to draw patterns on silicon chips using light, and Dutch company ASML Holdings is one of the top producers of these lithography machines.

Microsoft puts its Cloud for Sovereignty in public preview

3 October 2023 @ 1:00 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday moved its Cloud for Sovereignty offering from private preview to public preview and said the offering is likely to be made generally available this December.Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty, which is aimed at helping government bodies meet specific compliance, security, and policy requirements, was first introduced in July of last year. Since then the company has released two private releases of the offering.The public preview version of the offering includes new features such as the Sovereign Landing Zone, support for two country-specific requirements, transparency logs, and automated workload templates.The Sovereign Landing Zone and policy initiative, which is now available on GitHub, instantiates guardrails for sovereign cloud environments for customer workloads, enabling customers to leverage best practices for secure and consistent environme

AI startup SambaNova updates processor, software

2 October 2023 @ 2:53 pm

SambaNova Systems, maker of dedicated AI hardware and software systems, has launched a new AI chip, the SN40, that will be used in the company’s full-stack large language model (LLM) platform, the SambaNova Suite.First introduced in March, the SambaNova Suite uses custom processors and operating systems for AI inference training. It's designed to be an alternative to power-hungry and expensive GPUs.To upgrade the hardware so soon after launch means that there ought to be a big jump in performance, and there is. The SN40L serves up to a 5 trillion parameter LLM with 256K+ sequence length possible on a single system node, according to the vendor.To read this article in full, please click here

Data storage archive options: Batch, real-time and hierarchical storage management

2 October 2023 @ 2:17 pm

When it comes to archiving data, there are three different approaches, generally speaking. Selecting the right system hinges on technical capabilities as well as external factors such as budget constraints. Enterprise storage pros need to balance data- preservation, accessibility, and resource-optimization requirements as they weigh the various archive systems available in the market. Let's take a deeper look into the different types of archive systems.Traditional batch archive With a traditional batch archive, data serves its purpose for a certain period before being tucked away in a safe repository, awaiting the possibility of being of some use in the future. The main idea behind this type of archive is to preserve data over an extended timeframe, while keeping costs at a minimum and ensuring that retrieval remains a breeze even years down the line. In this kind of archive system, each collection of data selected for archiving is

What IT needs to know about energy-efficiency directives for data centers

2 October 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Creating energy-efficient and sustainable data centers makes a lot of sense from a business standpoint. Aside from the obvious environmental impact of lower carbon emissions, the potential business benefits include lower operating costs, reduced space requirements and a positive brand image.There’s another good reason for building more sustainable and energy-efficient data centers: Regulations and standards are emerging around the world that will require or recommend such actions.IT and networking executives and their teams need to get up to speed on a host of sustainability regulations and standards that are going to require a response on their part. Energy efficiency and sustainability are not just issues for facilities teams anymore. They are a concern for IT teams that will be asked to provide metrics, so the need for reporting will become more urgent. They will also need to

Nvidia’s French offices raided for anticompetitive practices: Report

29 September 2023 @ 9:00 am

France’s competition watchdog has raided the local offices of chipmaker Nvidia while investigating anticompetitive practices in the graphics cards sector with a focus on cloud computing.While the competition watchdog did not confirm the identity of the entity being investigated or the practice in question, a report from The Wall Street Journal cited sources saying that the raids targeted Nvidia.The watchdog, however, confirmed that the operation was a result of it trying to investigate the graphics cards sector as part of an expanded study to understand anticompetitive practices in the cloud computing sector. The study, according to the

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