Summary of AWS blogs for the week of monday Mon Apr 10

In the week of Mon Apr 10 2023 AWS published 91 blog posts – here is an overview of what happened.

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Official Machine Learning Blog of Amazon Web Services

Machine Learning with Generative AI on AWS

Announcing New Tools for Building with Generative AI on AWS

The use of machine learning (ML) technologies has enabled customers across industries to transform their businesses. Generative AI applications such as ChatGPT have captured widespread attention and imagination. AWS has addressed this trend with several new tools to enable customers to build their own generative AI applications, including Amazon SageMaker Studio, Amazon CodeWhisperer, and Amazon Lookout for Equipment.

How Accenture is using Amazon CodeWhisperer to Improve Developer Productivity

Amazon CodeWhisperer is an AI coding companion that helps improve developer productivity by generating code recommendations based on their comments in natural language and code in the integrated development environment (IDE). With CodeWhisperer, developers can save time by reducing context-switches between their IDE and external documentation or developer forums.

Deploy a Predictive Maintenance Solution for Airport Baggage Handling Systems with Amazon Lookout for Equipment

Delivering baggage on time depends on a massive infrastructure called the baggage handling system (BHS). To keep BHS running, customers need a predictive maintenance solution. Amazon Lookout for Equipment offers an AI-driven tool for predictive maintenance of BHS. It can identify trends and patterns in data to detect potential problems before they occur.

Modulate Makes Voice Chat Safer While Reducing Infrastructure Costs with Amazon EC2 G5g Instances

Modulate is a Boston-based startup on a mission to build richer, safer, more inclusive online gaming experiences for everyone. To achieve this mission, the company is using Amazon EC2 G5g instances. This enables them to reduce their infrastructure costs by a factor of five and enhance the security of their voice chat.

Secure Your Amazon Kendra Indexes with an ACL Using a JWT Shared Secret Key

Organizations have critical business data dispersed across multiple content repositories, making it difficult to access this information in a cohesive manner. Amazon Kendra provides a unified and secure search experience with a wide range of document formats and access control mechanisms. To secure your Amazon Kendra indexes, you can use an access control list (ACL) with a JWT shared secret key.

How Games24x7 Transformed their Retraining MLOps Pipelines with Amazon SageMaker

Games24x7 is one of India’s most valuable multi-game platforms and entertains over 100 million gamers. To enable a vision of end-to-end informatics around game dynamics, game platforms, and players, the company transformed their retraining MLOps pipelines with Amazon SageMaker. This enabled them to automate their workflow and reduce training time from days to hours.

Detect Real and Live Users and Deter Bad Actors Using Amazon Rekognition Face Liveness

Verifying user identity is critical, whether it’s for financial services, the gig economy, telco, healthcare, social networking, or other customers. Amazon Rekognition Face Liveness can detect malicious actors, who attempt to use static images or videos to access an application, by comparing the user’s face in a selfie to a government-issued identity card photo or preestablished profile photo.

Build Streamlit Apps in Amazon SageMaker Studio

With Streamlit, creating demo applications for your ML solution is easy. Streamlit is an open-source Python library that makes it easy to create and share web apps for ML and data science. Amazon SageMaker Studio enables you to quickly launch the Streamlit IDE so you can start building demo applications.

Secure Amazon SageMaker Studio Presigned URLs Part 3: Multi-Account Private API Access to Studio

Enterprise customers have multiple lines of businesses (LOBs) and groups within them. AWS provides a secure, scalable, and flexible MLOps platform within Amazon SageMaker Studio, allowing enterprise customers to balance governance, security, and compliance. With multi-account private API access, users can quickly and securely access their data science environments.

Run Secure Processing Jobs Using PySpark in Amazon SageMaker Pipelines

Amazon SageMaker Pipelines enable you to build a secure, scalable, and flexible MLOps platform within SageMaker Studio. This post explains how to run PySpark processing jobs within a pipeline, enabling anyone that uses SageMaker to quickly and easily deploy secure processing jobs.

Create your RStudio on Amazon SageMaker Licensed or Trial Environment in Three Easy Steps

RStudio on Amazon SageMaker removes the need for you to manage the underlying Posit Workbench infrastructure. With just three easy steps, you can create your RStudio on Amazon SageMaker licensed or trial environment. This enables your teams to concentrate on producing value for your business.

Inpaint Images with Stable Diffusion Using Amazon SageMaker JumpStart

AWS customers can generate images from text with Stable Diffusion models using Amazon SageMaker JumpStart. Now, they can also use this platform to inpaint images with Stable Diffusion models. Inpainting refers to the process of replacing a portion of an image with another image or a new background.

Deploy Large Language Models on AWS Inferentia2 Using Large Model Inference Containers

Large language models (LLMs) are improving applications and tasks such as better search results, image recognition for the visually impaired, creating novel designs from text, and intelligent chatbots. AWS has addressed this trend by introducing the ability to deploy large language models on AWS Inferentia2 using large model inference containers.

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Announcements, Updates, and Launches

Now Available: Innovative AI Inference from Amazon EC2 Inf2 Instances and CodeWhisperer for Individual Use

Amazon EC2 Inf2 Instances for Low-Cost, High-Performance Generative AI Inference Now Generally Available

Deep learning (DL) has been taking the industry by storm. Models have grown from millions to billions of parameters and are achieving exciting new capabilities. These models are being used to fuel applications such as generative AI and advanced research in healthcare and life sciences.

AWS provides Amazon EC2 Inf2 instances to help customers harness the power of these large language models (LLMs) to meet their inference needs. EC2 Inf2 instances are optimized for inference and provide cost-effective, high-performance inferencing using LLMs. EC2 Inf2 instances are powered by the AWS Inferentia chip, a custom designed machine learning inference chip designed to deliver high performance at low cost.

AWS also offers the EC2 Inferentia Accelerator, which is an expansion card that users can attach to their EC2 instances to access the Inferentia chip. The Inferentia Accelerator also provides high performance inferencing capabilities for LLMs.

Amazon CodeWhisperer, Free for Individual Use, is Now Generally Available

Amazon CodeWhisperer is a real-time AI coding companion that helps developers write code quickly, securely, and without leaving the coding flow. CodeWhisper is now generally available, including the CodeWhisperer Individual tier that’s free for all developers.

CodeWhisperer offers a range of features to help developers write code quickly and without distractions. It provides real-time recommendations and warnings, along with code completion, syntax highlighting, and inline documentation. CodeWhisperer also helps developers stay secure by providing automated vulnerability detection and alerting.

AWS Summits and Service Catalog & Supply Chain Updates

The AWS Summit season has started. AWS Summits are free technical and business conferences happening in large cities across the planet. This week, the AWS Summits took place in Sydney and Paris.

AWS also announced new capabilities and features for its Service Catalog and Supply Chain solutions. This includes the introduction of Terraform in Service Catalog, which enables customers to take advantage of the power and scalability of Terraform to create and deploy services. Additionally, AWS announced the introduction of streaming response for Lambda, which allows developers to stream event data from Lambda functions in the AWS console. Finally, there is now an Amplify Library for Swift, which makes it easier for developers to build serverless apps for iOS.

KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, we provide both professional services and managed services to help customers harness the power of AWS. Our experts can help you get the most out of Amazon EC2 Inf2 instances and CodeWhisperer, as well as AWS Summits, Service Catalog, Supply Chain solutions, Terraform, Lambda, and Amplify Library for Swift. Our solutions enable you to create, manage, and deploy services quickly and easily. We also provide end-to-end support in terms of architecture, design, development, and deployment. Contact us today to learn more about our solutions.

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Container Security with Windows Authentication and Kubernetes 1.26

Integrating Windows Authentication with gMSA and Amazon ECS

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) now offers integration with Credentials Fetcher to make it easier for developers to implement Windows Authentication in Linux containers running on Amazon ECS. This integration is done by using Microsoft Active Directory (AD) group Managed Service Account (gMSA). Credentials fetcher acts as a daemon that allows containers running on Linux to authenticate with an AD instance.

Kubernetes 1.26 For Amazon EKS

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) now supports Kubernetes version 1.26. This version was chosen to recognize the components that the project comprises and the individuals who contribute to it. Kubernetes 1.26 also supports Amazon EKS and Amazon EKS Distro. Additionally, Amazon EKS Anywhere (release 0.15.1) also supports Kubernetes 1.26.

Why Security is Key for Containers

Containers have become a popular way to deploy and manage applications and services, as they are easy to set up and require less overhead than traditional virtual machines. However, they also introduce new security challenges, including the need to tightly control access to container images and the need to ensure that applications running in containers adhere to security best practices. The integration of Windows authentication with gMSA and Amazon ECS, as well as the introduction of Kubernetes version 1.26, can help to ensure that containers are deployed and managed securely.

KeyCore’s role in Container Security

At KeyCore, we are proud to offer professional services and managed services to help you secure your containers. Our consultants are highly trained in AWS and can help you ensure that your containers are configured securely and adhere to best practices. We also provide CloudFormation YAML, Typescript and AWS SDK for JavaScript v3 code snippets to help you automate container security tasks. Contact us for more information about how we can help you protect your containers.

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AWS Smart Business Blog

Boost Your Productivity and Cut Costs with AWS Support

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are the backbone of today’s innovation and economic growth. More than a third of SMBs are engaged in research and development for a new product or service and nearly half of SMBs are in the process of launching a new product or service. SMBs are also taking advantage of digital opportunities, such as cloud computing, to become more agile, reduce costs, and increase productivity.

Eliminating IT Issues with AWS Support Services

AWS Support helps SMBs and enterprises get the most out of their AWS Cloud environment. With AWS Support, customers get access to a range of services and features to help them manage their AWS environment and optimize their cloud usage. Customers can get help with troubleshooting, guidance on best practices, performance optimization, and more.

Access to a Range of Expertise

The AWS Support team members are experts in various areas of AWS, such as security, networking, databases, serverless, compute, storage, and analytics. Customers can get help and advice from AWS Support engineers who have extensive knowledge and experience with AWS services and infrastructure. Furthermore, customers can access AWS Technical Account Managers who are available to help customers troubleshoot issues and provide guidance on best practices.

Optional Business and Developer Support

AWS offers both business and developer support plans to meet the needs of customers at different stages of their cloud journey. The Business Support plan provides access to AWS Technical Account Managers who are available to assist SMBs with their AWS environment. The Developer Support plan provides access to AWS Support engineers who are available to answer questions and help customers troubleshoot issues.

How KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, we offer professional services and managed services to help our clients get the most out of their AWS cloud environment. We provide support and guidance to ensure that our clients are taking advantage of the latest features and tools available in the AWS Cloud. We can help each client find the right AWS Support plan for their unique needs and use our expertise to help them get the most out of their AWS environment.

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Official Database Blog of Amazon Web Services

Migrating Oracle Bulk Binds to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition or Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Migrating Oracle databases to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition comes with both automated and manual tasks. The automated tasks can be handled with the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) and AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). The manual tasks involve post-schema activities such as creating indexes and foreign key constraints, resolving data-type issues, and tuning query performance.

In order to reduce the complexity of such migrations, Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced the ability to migrate Oracle bulk binds to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition or Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, allowing customers to take advantage of the cost savings and performance benefits of PostgreSQL without the need for manual intervention.

The new Amazon Aurora and RDS for PostgreSQL bulk binds feature is available for both migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL and when upgrading from an existing PostgreSQL database. Customers can now continue to use their existing Oracle bulk binds without any changes to their code or environment.

Understanding Amazon DynamoDB Latency

Amazon DynamoDB is one of the most popular NoSQL databases used by businesses today. It offers features such as horizontal scaling, single-digit millisecond performance, and low latency that make it ideal for applications such as retail, e-commerce, and workflow engines.

To maintain its high performance, Amazon DynamoDB has several features that can help reduce latency. For example, the Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) feature reduces response times by caching frequently accessed data. Additionally, Amazon DynamoDB offers auto-scaling to scale up or down to match the application’s throughput needs.

Finally, Amazon DynamoDB employs a multi-tenant architecture that allows for high availability and low latency. This architecture separates the read and write workloads and ensures that requests are served by the optimal resources.

How to Use CloudWatch Logs Insights on Amazon RDS for Oracle Log Files for Real-Time Analysis

Monitoring the performance of an Oracle database is a critical task for any organization. Oracle databases use log files to record errors, warnings, and other data that can help with both proactive and reactive optimization.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides CloudWatch Logs Insights to monitor the performance of an Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle. CloudWatch Logs Insights allows users to search, filter, and analyze log data in real-time and visualize the results.

For example, CloudWatch Logs Insights can be used to identify failed connections, long-running queries, and other issues that can cause performance degradation. Additionally, CloudWatch Logs Insights can be used to set up alarms to trigger when specific events occur or thresholds are breached. This can help ensure the Oracle database is running smoothly and efficiently.

Deploy an Ethereum Development Environment using Amazon EC2 and Amazon Managed Blockchain

Developers looking to deploy and develop smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain can now use Amazon EC2 and Amazon Managed Blockchain to create a secure and robust development environment. This environment allows developers to build, test, and deploy smart contracts on the public Ethereum Goerli testnet via a dedicated Ethereum full node.

To create this development environment, developers can use a combination of Amazon EC2 and an Amazon Managed Blockchain full node. The EC2 instance houses the development tools and the full node provides access to the public Ethereum Goerli testnet.

Additionally, developers can use Amazon Managed Blockchain to monitor the performance of the node and ensure its security. Amazon Managed Blockchain also provides visibility into transactions and can detect malicious activity.

By using Amazon EC2 and Amazon Managed Blockchain to deploy an Ethereum development environment, developers can create secure and robust development workflows.

Introducing Optimized Reads for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced the introduction of optimized reads for Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for PostgreSQL. This new Multi-AZ deployment option increases read capacity with two readable standby instances, and provides improved write transaction latency and failover times.

The new Multi-AZ DB clusters feature uses local storage on purpose-built Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances to provide better read performance, lower latency, and higher availability. Additionally, the Multi-AZ feature also allows customers to run multiple copies of the same database on different Availability Zones (AZs) to ensure that data is always available.

With optimized reads for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, customers can take advantage of the cost savings and performance benefits of PostgreSQL without sacrificing availability or performance.

At KeyCore, we have a team of dedicated professionals who specialize in AWS migrations and managed services. We can help you assess the best options to migrate your Oracle environment to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition, optimize your Amazon DynamoDB performance, deploy an Ethereum development environment, configure CloudWatch Logs Insights for Oracle log files, and leverage the new optimized reads for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. Contact us today to learn more about how KeyCore can help.

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AWS Cloud Financial Management

Life Sciences and Cloud Adoption: Benefits and Trends

Cloud adoption is becoming increasingly popular for Life Sciences organizations in order to stay competitive and maintain profitability. According to a research study by The Hackett Group, there are a number of benefits associated with cloud adoption for Life Sciences organizations.

Cost Reduction

Cloud adoption can help Life Science organizations reduce costs associated with technology infrastructure, IT infrastructure, and data center operations. Additionally, cloud platforms allow organizations to scale their workloads up or down as needed, allowing them to pay only for the resources they need instead of maintaining more than they need.

Flexibility and Scalability

With cloud adoption, Life Sciences organizations can quickly scale up their capabilities with low latency and no need to build up an IT infrastructure. Additionally, the cloud provides flexibility and the ability to rapidly deploy new applications and services.

Regulatory Compliance

Cloud adoption can also help Life Sciences organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements. By leveraging cloud services, organizations can ensure data privacy and security, as well as maintain audit logs in order to meet compliance requirements.

Cost Visibility With AWS Split Cost Allocation Data

With AWS Split Cost Allocation Data, Life Sciences organizations can easily understand and optimize their cloud costs, and allocate costs back to individual business entities based on how shared compute and memory resources are consumed. This helps organizations achieve greater cost visibility and improve budgeting and forecasting.

How KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, we offer a wide range of AWS services, including professional services and managed services. Our team of AWS-certified experts can help your business identify the best cloud services for you and set up your cloud environment for optimal cost efficiency and scalability. We can also help you meet regulatory compliance requirements and ensure data privacy. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you leverage the power of the cloud.

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AWS Training and Certification Blog

Stanbic IBTC Helps Create Generation of Cloud Experts in Nigeria

Digital skills are becoming increasingly important, with 30–45% of all jobs expected to require them by 2030. To help meet this demand, Stanbic IBTC, a leading commercial bank with operations in Africa, created the Digital Skills Empowerment Program (DiSEP). This annual initiative has helped create the next generation of cloud experts in Nigeria and support 28 million workers who need technical training across sectors.

AWS Launches Free Learning Plan in Media and Entertainment

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a free learning plan and digital badge for Media and Entertainment (M&E) for Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) and Broadcast Foundations. This learning plan, designed for executives, industry professionals, and technologists, provides an introduction to the AWS services, as well as guidance on best practices as they relate to broadcast and direct-to-consumer (D2C) workflows.

Courses for AWS Mainframe Modernization Skills

To help organizations build the skills needed to support their mainframe modernization with AWS journeys, 10 self-paced courses have been launched. These courses provide a diverse, complementary set of skills, including mainframe, mainframe modernization, and cloud skills.

How KeyCore Can Help

KeyCore specializes in helping organizations migrate their mainframe workloads to the cloud. Our team of experts have the skills needed to both guide and manage the modernization process, ensuring seamless integration and optimized performance. We are experienced and familiar with the AWS suite of tools, and can utilize our expertise to accelerate your modernization process. Reach out to us today to see how we can help you with the modernization of your mainframe workloads.

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Microsoft Workloads on AWS

Optimize your Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Workloads with AWS

As Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 reach end of support (EOS) on October 10, 2023, organizations need to consider how best to migrate their Windows Server workloads to the cloud. AWS has several pathways to guide organizations in migrating, optimizing and modernizing their workloads. This blog post will provide an overview of the most common options for optimizing your Windows Server 2012 workloads with AWS.

Migrating Windows Server 2012 to AWS

AWS provides a range of services that can help organizations move their Windows Server 2012 workloads to the cloud. AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) is a service that enables migration of existing virtualized Windows Server workloads to AWS. SMS automates and accelerates the migration process, improving the speed and reliability of the migration. AWS also offers a range of services to help organizations convert their existing Windows server images to Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), including AWS Snowball and AWS Transfer for SFTP.

Optimizing Windows Server 2012 in the Cloud

Once your Windows Server workloads are migrated to AWS, you can take advantage of the cloud-native services and technologies to optimize and improve your workloads. AWS provides a range of services to help organizations optimize their Windows Server workloads in the cloud. For example, AWS Auto Scaling enables organizations to automatically scale their applications to maintain application availability and performance. AWS CloudFormation provides a way to automate and manage the deployment of applications in the cloud.

Modernizing Windows Server 2012 Workloads

AWS provides a range of services and technologies to help organizations modernize their Windows Server workloads. AWS provides managed services, such as Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), to help organizations deploy and manage their containerized applications. AWS also provides serverless services, such as AWS Lambda and AWS Step Functions, which enable organizations to deploy and manage applications without the need to manage server infrastructure.

KeyCore’s Expertise in Optimizing Windows Server 2012

At KeyCore, we provide professional and managed services to help organizations migrate, optimize and modernize their Windows Server 2012 workloads in AWS. Our team of certified AWS consultants and solutions architects can help you best utilize the cloud-native services and technologies available in AWS. We also provide managed services to help you automate and manage your workloads in the cloud. To learn more about KeyCore’s expertise in optimizing Windows Server 2012 workloads in AWS, please contact us at

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Official Big Data Blog of Amazon Web Services

Exploring the Possibilities of Amazon EMR on EKS

Amazon EMR on EKS provides organizations with a deployment option for Amazon EMR that offers the ability to run open-source big data frameworks. Utilizing Amazon EMR’s performance-optimized runtime for Apache Spark, Spark applications are able to run faster and at a much lower cost. In fact, recent studies have seen up to a 5.37x performance gain and a 4.3x cost reduction with Amazon EMR on EKS.

Using Amazon QuickSight to Drive Security Awareness Maturity

The SANS Institute, a world leader in cybersecurity training and certification, recently released a guest post written by Carl Marrelli. The post described how the SANS Institute uses Amazon QuickSight to help ensure security across organizations and with individual IT professionals.

Amazon QuickSight provides a comprehensive suite of tools to quickly and securely create and publish interactive dashboards. With Amazon QuickSight, it’s easy to visualize and analyze data, and quickly gain business insights. With the ability to build custom visuals, filter and slice data, and share reports with colleagues, Amazon QuickSight is a great tool for driving security awareness maturity.

Reference Guide to Build Inventory Management Solutions on AWS

Inventory management is essential for any business dealing with physical products. The challenge is to balance the cost of holding inventory with making sure the product is available when customers demand it. Poor inventory management can lead to overstocking, resulting in a loss of profits and a decrease in customer satisfaction. On the other hand, understocking can cause a loss of sales and customer loyalty.

Fortunately, AWS offers a range of tools that can help businesses manage their inventory. Amazon EMR and Amazon QuickSight can be used to monitor and analyze inventory, while Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda can be used to create custom inventory management solutions. Additionally, Amazon SageMaker provides the ability to build machine learning models that can help with forecasting and predictive inventory management.

Celebrating the Amazon QuickSight Community

The Amazon QuickSight Community is celebrating its 1st birthday! The Community is a great resource for BI authors and developers to ask and answer questions, stay up to date, network, and learn together about Amazon QuickSight.

The Amazon QuickSight Community provides an invaluable source of knowledge for those looking to get the most out of Amazon QuickSight. From an introduction to the basics of the software, to deep dives into the more complex features, there’s something for everyone. At KeyCore, our team of AWS experts can help you get the most out of Amazon QuickSight, including help with setup, configuration, and training.

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Networking & Content Delivery

Networking & Content Delivery – Accelerate, Protect and Make Dynamic Workloads Delivery Cost Efficient with Amazon CloudFront, Choosing the Right Health Check with Elastic Load Balancing and EC2 Auto Scaling, Inspecting Network Traffic Between Amazon VPCs with AWS Cloud WAN

Networking and content delivery with Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a powerful tool used to increase performance, security, and cost optimization. Whether customers are serving dynamic content to their users on the internet or building a wide area network to connect data centers, branch offices, and virtual private clouds (VPCs), AWS provides the services needed to get the job done. These include Amazon CloudFront, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups (ASG), Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda, and AWS Cloud WAN.

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) used to improve the performance and security of content delivery and optimize the cost. Customers can use CloudFront to serve dynamic content from their Amazon Elastic Load Balancer (ELB), EC2 instances, API Gateway, or Lambda to their end users. CloudFront works with geo-filtering, which allows customers to restrict access to content to certain geographic regions, as well as with streaming, which allows customers to deliver audio and video content.

Elastic Load Balancing and EC2 Auto Scaling

Customers often use ELB load balancers and Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups (ASGs) to build scalable, resilient workloads. Performance and resilience can be further improved by using the right health checks when configuring ELB. Issues such as how to handle different failure scenarios or how to prioritize certain components must be taken into account. Additionally, customers can use ASG with CloudWatch alarms to increase the size of their ASG during increased demand and scale it back down during periods of low utilization.

Inspecting Network Traffic with AWS Cloud WAN

AWS Cloud WAN is a managed service that allows customers to build wide area networks. By using Cloud WAN, customers can connect data centers, branch offices, and VPCs using AWS’s global infrastructure. To further protect against potential threats, organizations often use next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) and intrusion prevention systems (IPSs) to inspect network traffic as part of a defense-in-depth strategy.

KeyCore and AWS Services

At KeyCore, we provide professional and managed services to help customers take advantage of the wide range of AWS services. Our expert consultants have years of experience and are up-to-date on the latest AWS offerings. We offer a number of services related to networking and content delivery, including CloudFront, ELB, ASG, API Gateway, Lambda, and Cloud WAN. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get the most out of your AWS services.

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AWS Compute Blog

Streaming games from the cloud to mobile devices is an emerging technology that allows less powerful and less expensive devices to play high-quality games with lower battery consumption and less storage capacity. Amazon EC2 G5g instances, powered by AWS Graviton processors, can help game developers build and scale this technology with ease. In this blog post, we will look at how developers can use EC2 G5g instances to stream Android games from the cloud to mobile devices and provide a more inclusive gaming experience.

Optimizing Lambda Extensions

AWS Lambda offers a serverless, event-driven platform that allows developers to quickly and easily build, deploy, and manage their applications. To extend the capabilities of Lambda, developers can use Lambda extensions written in either C# or Rust. Each language has its own set of best practices that developers can use to optimize their Lambda extensions. In this blog post, we will look at techniques to optimize Lambda extensions written in both C# and Rust.

Building and Deploying Custom Images with EC2 Image Builder

Amazon EC2 Image Builder allows developers to quickly and easily build and deploy customized virtual machine (VM) and container images on AWS or on-premises. It is designed to streamline both the development and deployment of custom images, making it easier for developers to create and deploy up-to-date images. In this blog post, we will look at how developers can use EC2 Image Builder pipelines to automate the creation and deployment of custom images.

How KeyCore Can Help

KeyCore is the leading Danish AWS consultancy, providing both professional services and managed services. Our team of AWS experts is highly knowledgeable and experienced in using AWS services like EC2 G5g, Lambda, and EC2 Image Builder. We can help you take advantage of the latest technologies to stream Android games from the cloud to mobile devices, optimize your Lambda extensions, and quickly and easily build and deploy customized images with EC2 Image Builder. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get the most out of AWS.

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AWS for M&E Blog

AWS at NAB Show 2023

AWS is present at the NAB Show 2023 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth W1701, with a range of panels and speaking engagements. At the show Media & Entertainment (M&E) companies are exhibiting how they use AWS to power their digital transformation.

FanDuel enriches OTT video content

Sportsbook and online gaming company FanDuel Group (FanDuel) saw a need for enriched metadata, flexible viewing options and low-latency video delivery for its live streaming and on-demand content across multiple devices. To meet this need, FanDuel used Nomad, a platform built on AWS, to power AI-driven workflows and media ingestion, transcoding, and delivery.

Connect your on-premises multicast video network to the cloud with AWS Elemental MediaConnect Gateway

AWS launched their new product AWS Elemental MediaConnect Gateway. This software application allows for the transmission of live video between on-premises multicast networks and AWS. It provides monitoring, security, and management of video feeds from the AWS Management Console.

AWS introduces Virtual Live Remote Production Partner Acceleration Initiative for Media

The media and entertainment industry is transitioning to the cloud in order to efficiently and cost-effectively manage live remote production workloads. AWS has introduced the Virtual Live Remote Production Partner Acceleration Initiative to help customers and partners move to the cloud.

SmileShark helps K-Pop fans keep singing with live streaming on Amazon IVS

SmileShark, a Korean cloud consulting firm, helps clients implement AWS products and services such as cloud migrations, architecture consulting, managed services, and cloud modernization. For K-Pop fans they used Amazon IVS to deliver live streaming of concerts. With this streaming technology, fans can enjoy their favorite K-Pop stars from anywhere in the world.

KeyCore’s AWS Consulting Services

At KeyCore, we are highly advanced in AWS and can help you implement our solutions in your workflow. We provide both professional services and managed services tailored to meet your needs. Our team of AWS experts can help you with cloud migrations, architecture consulting, managed services, and cloud modernization. Contact us to learn more about our AWS consulting services.

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AWS Storage Blog

Securely Storing Data with Automated Guardrails

Companies need to balance between keeping data secure, and sharing it when it’s needed. Human security review is an important tool to make sure access is granted correctly, but it’s even better when it’s combined with automated guardrails. One type of access which needs to be managed is public access.

Preserving Last-Modified Timestamps When Restoring S3 Objects with AWS Backup

Customers in regulated industries have rules that require data integrity to be maintained throughout its lifetime. This means that when restoring data, the associated audit trail and metadata must also be restored. This includes object creation dates, last modified timestamps, and tags.

Using AWS Backup, it’s possible to restore Amazon S3 objects while also preserving the last-modified timestamp. This ensures that the original data is kept, and that customers remain compliant with the rules that apply to them.

Improving Streaming Playback Performance with S3 Object Lambda

Audible is a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, with millions of members subscribing to its services. Audible content includes over 790,000 audiobooks, podcasts, and original productions.

By using Amazon S3 Object Lambda, Audible was able to improve streaming playback performance for its customers. S3 Object Lambda is an event-driven compute service that lets customers run automated tasks on Amazon S3 objects.

In Audible’s case, the tasks were triggered when a customer opened an audio file. This allowed the company to preprocess the audio files and store them in a way that optimized their performance.

KeyCore’s Professional Services

At KeyCore, our expert team provides professional services to ensure data is stored securely and that customers in regulated industries remain compliant. Our services include helping customers set up AWS Backup, and configure it correctly so that last-modified timestamps are preserved when objects are restored.

We can also help customers implement Amazon S3 Object Lambda to improve streaming playback performance. Our team of AWS Certified Solutions Architects can help customers design and implement the optimal solution for their needs.

To learn more about KeyCore and our services, please visit our website at

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AWS Architecture Blog

Monitoring Production Systems at Scale

Amazon’s Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels said “Everything fails, all the time”, and this statement is especially true for software and distributed systems. We need to be prepared for anything to go wrong and design our systems accordingly. Testing our software and services is essential to make sure that everything works in any edge case.

The AWS Well-Architected Framework

The AWS Well-Architected Framework is a collection of best practices to evaluate and improve the design, implementation, and operations of our systems. It consists of six pillars: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Cost Optimization, and Sustainability.

How KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, a leading Danish AWS consultancy, we are highly advanced in AWS. We offer both professional services and managed services and can assist with the implementation of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. Our consultants have a deep understanding of the AWS platform, best practices, and efficient implementation patterns. We can help customers design the best architecture for their environment, test it against the AWS Well-Architected Framework, and ensure that the customer gets the most out of the AWS environment.

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AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Accelerate Your Camera to Screen Cloud Journey with AWS Media & Entertainment Competency Partners

AWS Media & Entertainment Competency is a program that helps customers in the transition from camera to screen cloud journey. This is achievable through the expertise of AWS Partners in the broadcast, content production, direct to consumer, media supply chain and archive, and data science & analytics for media industries. This program is flexible enough to cater to customers of all sizes, enabling them to grow in these areas.

Modernizing Stateless Applications from Any Container Platform to AWS with Matilda Cloud

Application development and cloud infrastructure modernizing stateless applications from on-premises containers to AWS can be a time-consuming task. Matilda Cloud is designed to help cloud architects and DevOps engineers streamline the modernization process with automated tools such as powerful discovery and infrastructure as code tools. These tools can help accelerate the modernization process, allowing customers to modernize their stateless apps quickly and easily.

Accelerate Productivity with KONE Construction Time Use Solution on AWS

Elevators that are utilized during the construction phase may have a call-out rate twice as high as those that have not been used during the construction phase, according to KONE studies. KONE offers a construction time use solution that leverages the power of AWS to support customers during the construction phase of any project. This helps to increase productivity, saving customers time and money.

How AWS Partners Are Creating New Revenue Streams with VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS helps customers migrate to the cloud faster and more cost effectively than other solutions. AWS Partners are able to see a 10-15% revenue lift when they start a VMware Cloud on AWS practice and offer professional and managed services, modernization, AWS funding, and expanding their customer base. For these reasons, many partners are turning to VMware Cloud on AWS to create new revenue streams.

At KeyCore, we understand the importance of making a successful transition to the cloud, and we can help you make that transition a reality. Our team of AWS experts are certified in VMware Cloud on AWS, and can help you get up and running quickly and cost-effectively. Contact us today to learn more about how KeyCore can help you create new revenue streams with VMware Cloud on AWS.

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The Benefits of Computational Chemistry for the Circular Economy

Computational chemistry is a powerful tool for advancing the circular economy, reducing waste and enabling the development of new, innovative materials. This technology can help us to gain a greater understanding of the chemical structure of existing materials and to create new ones with improved properties. By leveraging the scalability and cost savings offered by cloud computing, companies can access the computational resources needed to explore potential research opportunities.

What is computational chemistry?

Computational chemistry is a branch of chemistry that uses computers to explore and simulate the properties of chemical systems. It is used to study the structure and behavior of molecules and to predict the outcomes of chemical reactions. By using computers to model and simulate chemical systems, researchers can gain insights into how molecules interact with one another, allowing them to develop new materials with enhanced properties.

How can it help reduce waste?

Computational chemistry can help to reduce waste in several ways. The technology can be used to create materials with improved properties, such as increased durability and recyclability. By simulating the properties of new materials, researchers can identify materials that are more easily recycled or reused. This can help to reduce the need for new materials, which can result in a significant reduction in waste.

Computational chemistry can also be used to study existing materials and to identify ways to improve their properties. By understanding the structure of existing materials, researchers can develop processes to improve their sustainability, making them easier to recycle or reuse.

The potential for new materials

Computational chemistry can help to identify potential new materials that can be used in the circular economy. By simulating the properties of potential materials, researchers can develop new materials that are more durable and recyclable. This can help to reduce the amount of waste generated and can also provide new opportunities for businesses and researchers.

Using cloud computing for computational chemistry

Cloud computing provides researchers with the scalability and cost savings needed to access the computational resources needed for computational chemistry. By leveraging the cloud, researchers can access the computing power needed to simulate the properties of large-scale chemical systems. This can help to reduce the costs associated with running experiments and can enable researchers to access large-scale computing resources in a cost-effective manner.

How KeyCore can help

At KeyCore, we specialize in providing professional and managed services for cloud computing, with a focus on AWS. We have a team of experienced AWS experts who can help you to get the most out of the cloud for your computational chemistry projects. Our team can help you to identify the best cloud resources for your needs and to ensure that you are leveraging the cost savings and scalability that cloud computing offers. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help to optimize your computations and reduce your waste.

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AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Automation Runbooks and Account Structures using AWS CDK and AWS Control Tower

AWS Systems Manager Automation runbooks let customers safely and at scale deploy, configure, and manage AWS resources. These runbooks can be AWS-published or custom-built to fit customer needs and enable resource management across multiple accounts and regions. To build these runbooks, customers can use the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK v2), an open-source framework. AWS CDK provides customers with the expressive power of programming languages as well as an extensive library of AWS resources.

Before they can build and run their workloads, customers must have a foundation in place that enables a multi-account architecture. With a foundation in place, customers can create AWS accounts to isolate workloads and group resources in order to support their organization’s growing needs. AWS Control Tower provides an Account Factory Customization feature to automate the creation of this foundation. This feature allows customers to customize the look and feel of each account, as well as define the services and settings associated with each account.

How KeyCore Can Help

KeyCore is the leading AWS consultancy in Denmark, and we provide both professional services and managed services. Our team of AWS experts can help customers use AWS CDK and AWS Control Tower to build automation runbooks and customize account structures for their growing organizations. We can also help with other aspects of AWS, from building, migrating, and operating workloads to developing software.

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AWS for Industries

AWS for Industries

Capital One, a leading financial services provider, leveraged the cloud to improve efficiency, reduce complexity, and accelerate innovation. To remain secure and compliant with financial industry regulations, they implemented a strategy to adopt cloud technologies. Excelfore used the AWS Cloud to develop and deliver continuous software updates for Software Defined Vehicles. AWS Backup is a service that can help streamline cloud service approval for Financial Services Industry customers. MongoDB on AWS provides building blocks to solve the Digital Twin challenge. Amazon RDS is a service suited for Financial Services Industry customers, with consideration for compliance, data protection, isolation of compute environments, audits with APIs, and access control/security. Acxiom used R-based machine learning models (propensity scores) at scale with trillions of outputs on AWS. Retailers can turn to MACH (microservices-based, API-first, cloud-native SaaS, and headless) architecture and AWS to create a modern tech stack that can deliver fast and seamless experiences. Xcel Energy migrated CI/CD to AWS Fargate for 60x faster deployments at 82x lower cost. Firework used Amazon IVS to simplify live ecommerce, providing stability at scale.

KeyCore’s Advanced AWS Consultancy can help customers adopt cloud-native technologies and develop strategies to remain secure and compliant. We provide professional services, managed services, and expertise with AWS services like Backup, RDS, and Fargate. Our team has experience with CloudFormation YAML, AWS API calls using Typescript and AWS SDK for JavaScript v3, and transforming legacy technology infrastructure to cloud-native solutions. We understand the complexities of adopting and scaling MACH architectures, data middleware solutions, and R-based machine learning models. Our consultants can help customers develop solutions for digital transformation, and provide support to ensure fast and seamless experiences.

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AWS Messaging & Targeting Blog

What is BIMI and How to Use It with Amazon SES

Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) is an emerging email specification that helps brands control their logos within emails. This blog post will explore how to implement BIMI when using Amazon Simple Email Service (SES).

What is BIMI?

BIMI is an email standard that makes it possible for brands to control their logos within emails. It works in a two-step process; first, the sender verifies their domain ownership and obtains a BIMI record, then they generate a BIMI-enabled email with the desired logo in it.

Benefits of BIMI

BIMI provides several benefits to brands. It can help build trust with customers, increase brand identity, and improve email deliverability. Additionally, it can help differentiate a brand from competitors and create a better customer experience.

How to Set Up BIMI with Amazon SES

Setting up BIMI with Amazon SES is a straightforward process. First, create a BIMI record using a domain-based email authentication service like DMARC. Then, generate the BIMI-enabled email using an email delivery service like Amazon SES. Finally, submit the email to your recipients and track the results.

KeyCore Services

At KeyCore, our team of AWS Certified Solutions Architects can help your company implement BIMI with Amazon SES. We provide both professional services and managed services, to ensure that your implementation is secure and compliant with email authentication standards. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you get started with BIMI.

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AWS Marketplace

Build and Enhance Web Security with AWS Marketplace

Building an AWS CI/CD Pipeline for IBM API Connect Enterprise

AWS CodePipeline (CodePipeline) is a powerful tool for streamlining and simplifying the process of publishing and testing APIs. Using CodePipeline, you can set up a CI/CD pipeline for IBM API Connect, which will allow you to quickly and easily publish and test APIs and product changes. This tutorial by Senthil and I will show you how to get started.

Enhance web application security using AWS WAF and Cloudbric’s OWASP Top 10 managed rule set

Global Marketing Manager at Cloudbric Corporation, Yongwook Lucas Yoon, has written an excellent tutorial on how to implement the Cloudbric Managed Rule Set for AWS WAF in order to reinforce and maintain web security against changing threats. You’ll learn how to use Cloudbric’s Managed Rule Set to implement a web ACL in your application, and how subscribing to the service can help enhance your web application security.

At KeyCore, we are experts in providing both professional services and managed services related to AWS Marketplace. We can help you set up your CI/CD pipeline, ensure your web application security is up to par, and more. Visit our website to learn more about how KeyCore can help you.

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The latest AWS security, identity, and compliance launches, announcements, and how-to posts.

The Latest AWS Security, Identity, and Compliance Launches and Announcements

The AWS Security Profile Series

In the AWS Security Profile series, we interview some of the humans who work in Amazon Web Services Security and help keep customers safe and secure. This includes Ryan Dsouza, Principal Solutions Architect for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) security, and Matt Luttrell, Principal Solutions Architect for AWS Identity. Both have been at AWS for many years and discuss their roles and expertise in helping keep customers safe and secure.

Scale Authorization Needs for Secrets Manager

AWS Secrets Manager enables customers to securely store, manage, retrieve, and rotate credentials for their applications and services running on AWS. It enables customers to control access to the credentials by using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) can now be used with IAM Identity Center to further scale authorization needs for Secrets Manager.

Investigate Security Events with AWS CloudTrail Lake Advanced Queries

This post will help customers use AWS CloudTrail Lake capabilities to investigate CloudTrail activity across AWS Organizations in response to security incidents. The method described will assist with the investigation process, allowing customers to quickly identify the necessary information while reducing the time spent on manual searches.

The Global AWS Data Processing Addendum

AWS recently announced the expansion of the AWS Data Processing Addendum (Global AWS DPA) so that it applies globally whenever customers use AWS services to process personal data. This simplifies the task of navigating data protection laws around the world and enables customers to protect their data and remain compliant.

How KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, we provide both professional services and managed services for AWS customers. Our experienced AWS consultants can advise on the latest security, identity, and compliance launches and announcements, helping customers to remain secure and compliant. Our managed services team is also available to help customers as they navigate the complexities of AWS security and compliance.

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Business Productivity

NTT East Utilizes Amazon Chime SDK for Digital Transformation

NTT East is a regional communication service provider that offers internet connection services and mobile communication services. To prepare for digital transformation, NTT East has implemented Amazon Chime SDK to better support their customers. This guest blog post, written by Yoshio Nakamura at NTT East, looks at how Amazon Chime SDK has benefited their digital transformation efforts.

Overview of Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime is a communications service that enables customers to meet, chat, and place business calls inside and outside their organizations. It provides real-time audio, video, and screen sharing capabilities across a variety of devices, including desktop, mobile, and web. Amazon Chime is built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure, making it highly available, secure, and cost-effective.

Benefits of Using Amazon Chime SDK

The Amazon Chime SDK enables developers to create custom applications that allow customers to use Amazon Chime features. It provides a unified communications platform, allowing customers to extend their existing communications infrastructure to the cloud. Additionally, Amazon Chime SDK enables customers to quickly and easily add new features to their applications and integrate with existing services. By leveraging the Amazon Chime SDK, NTT East was able to quickly and easily adapt their digital transformation efforts.

How NTT East Utilized Amazon Chime SDK for Digital Transformation

NTT East faced a number of challenges when it came to their digital transformation journey. They wanted to provide a better customer experience, but their existing infrastructure was not up to the task. With the Amazon Chime SDK, NTT East was able to quickly and easily integrate Amazon Chime features into their existing platform, allowing them to provide a better customer experience. NTT East was also able to take advantage of the SDK’s scalability, allowing them to quickly scale their use of Amazon Chime as their customer base grows.

The Benefits of Implementing Amazon Chime SDK

By utilizing the Amazon Chime SDK, NTT East was able to provide a better customer experience. Customers were able to take advantage of features such as video conferencing and screen sharing. These features allow customers to conduct meetings, share files, and collaborate with colleagues anywhere in the world. Additionally, the SDK enabled NTT East to quickly and easily add new features to their platform as needed, helping them keep pace with the ever-changing digital landscape.

How KeyCore Can Help with Amazon Chime SDK

KeyCore, the leading Danish AWS Consultancy, provides professional services and managed services to help with Amazon Chime SDK. Our team of experienced AWS professionals can provide the necessary support for businesses to take advantage of the Amazon Chime SDK. Our services include custom application development, integration with existing services, and training to help customers get the most out of the Amazon Chime SDK.

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AWS Contact Center

Unifying Customer Experience with Amazon Connect

Contact centers have been aiming to provide consistent, high quality customer experiences to their customers. This requires agents to be aware of the relevant customer information and business rules throughout each customer interaction. Traditionally, agents relied on multiple applications to handle customer interactions. This made it difficult for agents to keep track of the customer information and business rules for each customer.

Amazon Connect Agent Workspace is a unified experience for contact center agents to access all the relevant customer information and business rules in one place. This makes it easy for agents to provide quality customer service experiences. Additionally, Amazon Connect provides a range of features and use cases that can help contact centers take their customer service to the next level.

Real-Time Screen-Pops

Real-Time Screen-Pops are a great feature of Amazon Connect. This feature allows agents to quickly access customer information in the form of a pop-up window. This way, agents do not have to switch between multiple applications or search for customer information. Agents can just glance at the pop-up window for easy access to customer data. This saves a lot of time and improves customer experience by maintaining a fluid conversation.

Customer Insights

Amazon Connect also provides business intelligence and analytics to help contact centers analyze customer interactions and metrics. This helps contact centers measure customer satisfaction and optimize operations. Amazon Connect also provides customer insights to help contact centers gain a better understanding of customer behavior and preferences, which is key for improving customer experiences.


Amazon Connect also provides a range of integrations with third-party applications. This helps contact centers to easily integrate Amazon Connect with existing systems, such as Salesforce, to provide a seamless customer experience. This way, agents can easily access customer information and business rules in one place.

How KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, our team of expert AWS consultants can help you set up and configure your Amazon Connect contact center. We provide both professional services and managed services. We have the expertise to help you get the most out of Amazon Connect, so you can provide customers with the best possible experience. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your Amazon Connect contact center.

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Innovating in the Public Sector

Innovating in the Public Sector

Querying the Daylight OpenStreetMap Distribution with Amazon Athena

The Daylight Map Distribution is a no-cost solution to access OpenStreetMap (OSM) data with quality and consistency checks from Daylight mapping partners. This blog post provides a tutorial on how to use Amazon Athena with the Daylight OSM data to analyze OSM data. With the powerful query capabilities of Amazon Athena, customers can analyze the feature-rich Daylight OSM data to develop a typical OSM data analysis workflow.

Using AWS IoT TwinMaker to Build a Spacecraft Digital Twin

Digital twin technology can help drive the digital transformation of the space sector. AWS IoT TwinMaker allows customers to more quickly and simply create simulations that provide live actionable insights and improve operational performance of real-life systems, such as the International Space Station (ISS). Using AWS to create digital twin simulations for complex spacecraft involves using the publicly available telemetry from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Whole-of-State Cybersecurity: Three Procurement Considerations for the Public Sector

States are increasingly turning to cybersecurity solutions to protect state agencies, cities, counties, and schools. There are three important considerations for public sector procurement of cybersecurity solutions to maximize governance and security, simplify vendor management, and accelerate the overall process within a heavily regulated procurement environment. AWS provides best practices to leverage new cybersecurity programs.

AWS Investment in South Africa Results in Economic Ripple Effect

AWS has invested ZAR 15.6 billion through 2022 in South Africa, allowing thousands of South African customers to use AWS technologies to transform their businesses. Additionally, the economic impact study (EIS) from AWS found that AWS’s operations will add an estimated ZAR 68 billion to South Africa’s GDP by 2029. AWS’s investment has a ripple effect on the South African economy, helping develop the next generation of workforce, digitally transform businesses, and promote sustainability throughout the country.

Creating Satellite Communications Data Analytics Pipelines with AWS Serverless Technologies

AWS serverless resources can be used to build satcom control plane analytics pipelines. The presented architecture transforms the data to extract key performance indicators (KPIs) of interest, renders them in business intelligence tools, and applies machine learning (ML) to flag unexpected SNR deviations. This architecture is beneficial as customers can use performance metrics to detect network and terminal anomalies and identify trends to impact business outcomes.

Orbital Sidekick Uses AWS to Monitor Energy Pipelines and Reduce Risks and Emissions

Orbital Sidekick (OSK) uses AWS to monitor tens of thousands of miles of pipeline energy infrastructure and deliver real-time, actionable insights to customers. Advanced satellite technology and data analytics power the scalable OSK data pipeline and imagery storage solution, helping the energy industry protect pipelines and reduce risks such as leaks, contamination, and damage caused by construction and natural disasters.

Data Security and Governance Best Practices for Education and State & Local Government

Organizations within state and local government (SLG) and education need solutions that meet a variety of dynamic security and compliance considerations. AWS provides best practices for how to use AWS Security Services to meet the unique needs of education and SLG organizations. This includes leveraging programs such as StateRAMP and FISMA.

Protecting Transportation Agencies in the Era of Cybersecurity

Transportation agencies need to be protected against cyber threats. AWS can support four cybersecurity best practices to help transportation agencies position their organizations against threats.

Preparing Students and Building Confidence for Lifelong Learning with AWS is an early education nonprofit that uses AWS to deliver educational resources to families and children. To reach their full potential, provides personalized programs for learners from pre-kindergarten to second grade, and support services for families and educators. AWS powers the scalable solution to persistently monitor educational resources, providing real-time, actionable insights.

KeyCore can help customers of all sizes innovate in the public sector, from planning and strategy to implementation and managed services. Our team of experts is well-versed in the public sector and understand the unique regulatory and security requirements associated with public sector innovation. We can perform assessments and manage migrations, as well as help build, operate, and secure the cloud environment. We can also provide guidance on data security and governance best practices, and help with the setup of cybersecurity solutions to keep organizations safe from threats. With KeyCore’s help, customers can achieve their goals quickly and cost-effectively.

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The Internet of Things on AWS – Official Blog

Managing Security of IoT Devices with AWS

The Internet of Things industry continues to grow, and companies are faced with the challenge of managing security of connected devices at scale. One of the risks that IoT devices face is unintended USB access, which can occur when an unauthorized connection is made through USB ports.

At the same time, organizations must also consider which platform to use when implementing an IoT workload. Options range from building it from scratch to purchasing preconfigured hardware and connecting to a SaaS IoT platform.

A major challenge in industrial IoT (IIoT) is integrating modern IIoT solutions in brownfield environments with legacy components and systems that may be 20, 30, or even 40 years old. Physically connecting these legacy systems to the cloud can be difficult, and they may be less capable of supporting modern security standards.

Data Security and Access Control with AWS

AWS offers a range of services and tools to help protect IoT devices and legacy systems from unintended access and to ensure data security.

The Amazon FreeRTOS operating system provides access control to protect devices from unauthorized USB access. Using Amazon FreeRTOS, organizations can create a secure USB policy that defines and enforces access control for USB ports on IoT devices. Additionally, Amazon FreeRTOS can detect when a USB connection is made and trigger an alarm to alert the security team of unauthorized access.

Organizations can also use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to deploy and manage their IoT workloads. EC2 offers a range of instance types and sizes, ensuring organizations can run the workloads they need without sacrificing security. EC2 instances can also be easily scaled to meet demand, giving organizations the flexibility they need to manage their IoT workloads.

To securely connect legacy industrial systems to the cloud, organizations can use AWS Snowcone, a secure and rugged edge computing, data transfer, and storage device. Snowcone is designed to capture, store, and transfer data to the cloud with minimal latency, even in the most challenging environments, while still providing the security organizations need.

KeyCore Can Help

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AWS Open Source Blog

Supabase and AWS Make Extensions Easier for Developers

AWS Partner Supabase is making it easier for developers to support more extensions with the use of Trusted Language Extensions for PostgreSQL. On top of this, AWS has recently released support for Credentials-fetcher for gMSA on Amazon Linux 2.

Supabase and Trusted Language Extensions for PostgreSQL

Supabase provides a PostgreSQL database as a service that makes it easier to access and manage data. To ensure that using Supabase is as easy and straightforward as possible, they are now using Trusted Language Extensions for PostgreSQL. This means that developers don’t have to worry about managing different types of extensions and will be able to quickly and easily access any data they need.

Trusted Language Extensions for PostgreSQL is an open source project developed by Supabase. It provides a way for developers to use multiple types of language extensions, such as Node.js, Java, and Python. This makes it easier to work with data in different formats, and enables developers to quickly build applications with a wide range of features.

AWS Now Supports Credentials-fetcher for gMSA on Amazon Linux 2

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently released support for Credentials-fetcher for gMSA on Amazon Linux 2. This open source project is designed to allow Linux servers that have been joined to an Active Directory domain to use a group Managed Service Account (gMSA). This makes it easier for developers to securely access and manage data stored in AWS.

Using Credentials-fetcher for gMSA on Amazon Linux 2 is simple. All you need to do is configure the daemon to pull credentials from the Active Directory domain and then provide the credentials to the applications that need them. This is done by using an API call, making it easy to use with any existing code.

KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, we are experts in AWS and understand how important it is for businesses to have secure and easy access to their data. With our professional and managed services, we can help you quickly and easily set up Supabase and Credentials-fetcher for gMSA on Amazon Linux 2. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you securely access and manage your data.

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