As the of 2018 draws near junkshon is take this opportunity to blog about the latest news from AWS re:Invent.
Once again the showcase event for AWS had a long list of new and updated services, here are the high-level numbers.
With around 65,000 attendees, the event involved five days of sessions and workshops across Las Vegas.
With over 70 new product announcements delivered during re:Invent, there was a strong focus on Machine Learning, Serverless functions, storage, and compute.
This post will focus on Serverless and Compute.
The Serverless revolution continues with Amazon announcing support for new languages such as Ruby and C++.
Lambda now supports the ability to share common code across different functions.
Now common code can be bundled together and uploaded as a Lambda layer. Your specific function code does not need to be changed and can reference the libraries in the layer.
The introduction of layers now makes it possible to package up reusable libraries and share them with different applications, with the introduction of this new feature it makes Lambda a real enterprise-grade platform to build and deploy applications.
I will be exploring this feature to understand better the opportunities to move code into shared libraries and move business logic into functions. I will blog about my development progress using Lambda layers soon.
AWS has evolved its compute portfolio with the introduction of ARM-based processors AWS is no longer solely relying on Intel chipsets. The introduction of the ARM processors offers an alternative cost-effective solution for cloud scale applications.
AWS Outposts brings native AWS services and infrastructure to any data centre, co-location or on-premise facility.
Outposts will come in two variants: a) VMware cloud on AWS uses the same API's as your existing on-premise VMware estate, b) AWS native with the same APIs and used to run the AWS public cloud.
Outposts provide an attractive on-ramp to the broader public cloud services offered by AWS. Customers can now move workloads to either VMWare or AWS native on-premise solution and then migrate those workloads to the public cloud or connect them to the newer AWS services.
The future looks very bright for customers that are wishing to transform their business services, applications and technology using AWS.
Here at junkshon we continue to build new ways of migrating workload to the cloud and with the availability of new Lambda features and on-premise technology from AWS the time to move to the cloud has never been better.