AWS re:Invent: Day 2 Highlights

A number of announcements came out of Day 2 at AWS re:Invent—we have outlined the most exciting below:

AWS Global Accelerator for Availability and Performance has been announced. AWS Global Accelerator is a network service that enables organizations to seamlessly route traffic to multiple regions and improve availability and performance for their end users.

New C5n Instances with 100 Gbps Networking have been announced, meaning that various communication—intensive applications will run better than ever.

You can now use an AWS Transit Gateway to simplify your network architecture. This means that you can connect your existing VPCs, data centres, remote offices, and remote gateways to a managed Transit Gateway, with full control over network routing and security, even if your VPCs, Active Directories, shared services, and other resources span multiple AWS accounts.

Also announced is Firecracker, a new virtualisation technology that makes use of KVM. You can launch lightweight micro-virtual machines (microVMs) in non-virtualized environments in a fraction of a second, taking advantage of the security and workload isolation provided by traditional VMs and the resource efficiency that comes along with containers.


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