Recent elasticsearch licensing change ensures that the Beats modules are sending data to an officially supported versions of Elasticsearch and Kibana where Elastic can attest to the quality and scale of the products. Does AWS have any plans to fork a version filebeat? https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/beats/libbeat/current/breaking-changes-7.13.html https://www.reddit.com/r/aws/comments/nn95aq/elastic_has_broken_filebeat_as_of_713_it_no/ What are the alternatives? Host elasticsearch on EC2 instances, why not? CloudWatch, slow… https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudWatch/latest/logs/CWL_ES_Stream.html Kubernetes options like ECK or helm chart deployments…tricky for production usage Loki?...
You can now launch NAT Gateways in your VPC without associating an internet gateway to your VPC. Internet Gateway is required to provide internet access to the NAT Gateway. However, some customers use their NAT Gateways with Transit Gateway or virtual private gateway to communicate privately with other VPCs or on-premises environments and thus, do not need an internet gateway attached to their VPCs. More details: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/06/aws-removes-nat-gateways-dependence-on-internet-gateway-for-private-communications/
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling now natively supports Predictive Scaling so you can proactively scale out your Auto Scaling group to be ready for upcoming demand. Predictive Scaling can help you avoid the need to over-provision capacity, resulting in lower EC2 cost, while ensuring your application’s responsiveness. (Previously, Predictive Scaling was only available via AWS Auto Scaling Plans.) https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/05/amazon-ec2-auto-scaling-introduces-predictive-scaling-native-scaling-policy/
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) now supports using the Amazon EKS console, CLI, and API to install and manage CoreDNS and kube-proxy in addition to existing support for the Amazon VPC CNI networking plugin. https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/05/eks-add-ons-now-support-coredns-kube-proxy/ https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/eks-add-ons.html
AWS CloudFront functions is a nice alternative to Lambda@Edge https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/introducing-cloudfront-functions-run-your-code-at-the-edge-with-low-latency-at-any-scale/
Amazon EC2 enables you to replace the root EBS volume for a running instance Limitations: You can’t replace the root volume if it is an instance store volume. You can’t replace the root volume for metal instances. More details: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/04/ec2-enables-replacing-root-volumes-for-quick-restoration-and-troubleshooting/ https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/ebs-restoring-volume.html#replace-root
How to use AWS Secrets & Configuration Provider with your Kubernetes Secrets Store CSI driver. One more example of kubernetes secrets management among vault, external-secrets and 1password operator 😅 https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/how-to-use-aws-secrets-configuration-provider-with-kubernetes-secrets-store-csi-driver/