Summary of AWS blogs for the week of monday Mon Apr 17

In the week of Mon Apr 17 2023 AWS published 100 blog posts – here is an overview of what happened.

Topics Covered

Desktop and Application Streaming

Desktop and Application Streaming with NICE DCV and Amazon WorkSpaces Web

Organizations of all sizes need to provide remote and hybrid workers with the tools required to do their jobs, while also improving operational efficiency and lowering cost. AWS customers can take advantage of two services to accomplish this: Amazon WorkSpaces Web and NICE DCV streaming protocol. Both provide secure access to the resources remote and hybrid workers need, while helping organizations improve operational efficiency and lower cost.

NICE DCV Streaming Protocol

The NICE DCV streaming protocol provides safe and secure desktop access to users both in the cloud and on-premises. It provides features such as accelerated 3D graphics and multimedia streaming, low latency, and compression which helps reduce network data transfers. AWS customers looking to experience the NICE DCV streaming protocol can now utilize the latest DCV AWS CloudFormation template. This template is intended for proof-of-concepts and deploys a single Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance preconfigured with DCV server ready to accept connections.

Amazon WorkSpaces Web

Amazon WorkSpaces Web is a managed, secure browser service that runs within AWS. It provides users with secure browser access to internal web sites and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. This service is specifically built to securely access internal web sites, meaning users can access their organizations’ web sites and applications from any device with an HTML5 compatible browser, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari. It also integrates with AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) and other identity management solutions, allowing users to securely access their work resources.

How KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, we provide professional services and managed services for AWS customers. Our team of AWS certified professionals can help you get the most out of Amazon WorkSpaces Web and NICE DCV streaming protocol, helping you quickly deploy secure access to the resources remote and hybrid workers need. We can also help you design and deploy a secure, cost-effective solution that meets your organization’s unique needs. Contact us today to learn more about how KeyCore can help you get the most out of Amazon WorkSpaces Web and NICE DCV streaming protocol.

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AWS DevOps Blog

Using AWS CDK and CodeCatalyst to Create a CI/CD Pipeline for .NET Lambda Functions

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open-source framework for creating cloud infrastructure with familiar programming languages. In this blog post, we will explore how the CDK Pipelines can be used to create a Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) Pipeline for .NET AWS Lambda Functions.

Multi-Architecture Container Builds with CodeCatalyst

Amazon CodeCatalyst recently added support for workflow actions using AWS Graviton Processors, which are designed by AWS to deliver the best price performance for cloud workloads running in Amazon EC2. Customers can now access AWS Graviton Processors to build multi-architecture containers.

Announcing General Availability of Amazon CodeCatalyst

Amazon CodeCatalyst is now generally available to help developers spend more time developing application features and less time dealing with the technical details of setting up a development environment. CodeCatalyst is a unified software development service that brings together planning, coding, building, testing, and deploying applications on AWS.

Monitoring Amazon DevOps Guru Insights Using Amazon Managed Grafana

Having insights into cloud infrastructure state is crucial for the durability and availability of systems. Amazon DevOps Guru customers can now monitor their insights using the Amazon Managed Grafana. This allows customers to easily monitor their system’s performance, detect and diagnose issues, and take corrective action quickly.

At KeyCore, we understand how important it is to have visibility into your cloud infrastructure and how to leverage AWS technologies for your CI/CD pipelines. Our team of AWS DevOps experts can help you create CI/CD pipelines that use the latest Amazon technologies. Contact us today to learn more.

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Official Machine Learning Blog of Amazon Web Services

Introducing Machine Learning to Batch Use Cases with Amazon SageMaker Pipelines

Amazon SageMaker Pipelines makes it easy to set up a repeatable process for training, consuming and monitoring batch use cases. This is a great way for businesses to save time and resources, as well as increase accuracy when dealing with large amounts of data.

Improve ML Model Deployment with Amazon SageMaker Inference Recommender

Amazon SageMaker Inference Recommender helps businesses effectively handle and process enormous amounts of documents by automating the classification process. With the help of ML systems and a combination of ML frameworks, businesses can now adjust their SLA requirements with respect to latency, throughput, and cost metrics.

Amazon Comprehend Document Classifier Adds Layout Support

Amazon Comprehend Document Classifier now supports layout, which allows for higher accuracy when it comes to classifying documents. This feature is essential for businesses that have to process a large influx of documents, as it helps them save time and resources.

Streaming Ingestion with Amazon SageMaker Feature Store and Amazon MSK

Businesses can use Amazon SageMaker Feature Store and Amazon MSK to make ML-backed decisions in near-real time. This helps them quickly and easily build ML models that make predictions based on a set of input data, or features.

How Sportradar Used the Deep Java Library

Sportradar, a leading sports technology company, used the Deep Java Library to build production-scale ML platforms. This allowed them to increase performance and efficiency, while also providing knowhow and technology to boost their business.

Domain-adaptation Fine-tuning of Foundation Models

Businesses can now use Amazon SageMaker JumpStart to take advantage of domain-adaptation fine-tuning for their foundation models. This is essential for natural language processing, as large language models with billions of parameters can revolutionize the way we interact with language.

Announcing the Updated Microsoft OneDrive Connector (V2) for Amazon Kendra

Amazon Kendra, an intelligent search service powered by machine learning, helps businesses provide relevant information to customers and employees when they need it. The new Microsoft OneDrive Connector (V2) helps users quickly and easily search for information scattered across multiple data sources.

How RallyPoint and AWS are Personalizing Job Recommendations

RallyPoint, an online social and professional network for veterans, service members, and other supporters of the US armed forces, is personalizing job recommendations to help them transition back into civilian life using Amazon Personalize. With this technology, veterans and service providers can quickly and easily find the jobs that are best suited for them.

Generate Actionable Insights for Predictive Maintenance Management with Amazon Monitron and Amazon Kinesis

Reliability managers and technicians in industrial environments can now use Amazon Monitron and Amazon Kinesis to generate actionable insights for predictive maintenance management. This helps them maximize product output and quality, as well as reduce machine and process failures.

Deploy Large Models at High Performance Using FasterTransformer on Amazon SageMaker

FasterTransformer on Amazon SageMaker allows businesses to deploy large models at high performance. This is essential for businesses looking to evaluate new applications of generative AI in text, image, audio, and video generation.

Authoring Custom Transformations in Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler

Businesses can now use Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler to author custom transformations. This helps them move from a model-centric to a data-centric approach and build AI systems with quality data involving data pre-processing, feature engineering, and post-processing of data.

Overcome the Machine Learning Cold Start Challenge in Fraud Detection with Amazon Fraud Detector

Amazon Fraud Detector helps businesses overcome the machine learning cold start challenge in fraud detection. This is essential for businesses that have an online presence, as it helps them detect and prevent fraudulent activities.

Connect Amazon EMR and RStudio on Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker now makes it easier than ever to connect Amazon EMR and RStudio. With the RStudio Workbench integrated development environment (IDE) in the cloud, businesses can now quickly launch the familiar RStudio IDE and dial up and down compute resources without interrupting work.

KeyCore Can Help with Machine Learning Use Cases

At KeyCore, we are committed to helping businesses take advantage of the latest machine learning technologies. Our team of AWS experts provide both professional services and managed services for all machine learning use cases. Whether you need help setting up a repeatable process for batch use cases or improving ML model deployment, we have the tools and expertise to help you achieve your goals. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

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Announcements, Updates, and Launches

This Week in AWS: Announcements, Updates, and Launches

Amazon S3 Compatible Storage on AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized Devices

AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized Devices now have a collection of purpose-built services available for customers, such as Snowball Edge and Snowcone, both introduced in 2016 and 2020 respectively. These services run compute intensive workloads and store large amounts of data from on-premises and edge locations with denied, disrupted, intermittent, or limited network connectivity. They also help customers move large amounts of data between their on-premises locations and AWS.

Discover Building without Limits at AWS Developer Innovation Day

Developers and development teams are invited to join AWS on April 26th for AWS Developer Innovation Day; a free-to-attend, online event streaming on multiple platforms including LinkedIn Live, Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch. Sessions will provide practical advice on building without limits to accelerate the pace of innovation, and discuss the trends that are shaping the future of cloud computing.

AWS Week in Review: New Service for Generative AI and Amazon EC2 Trn1n, Inf2, and CodeWhisperer now GA

The past week saw several new innovations and tools for building with generative AI on AWS. Announced launches include Amazon Bedrock and Amazon EC2 Trn1n, Inf2, and CodeWhisper. Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed, serverless data lake solution that enables customers to quickly and securely store and analyze all types of data in the cloud. Amazon EC2 Trn1n, Inf2, and CodeWhisper are compute-intensive instances that are optimized for inference workloads on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

At KeyCore, our team of experts can help you make the most of AWS services. Our professional and managed services offer end-to-end support that can be tailored to your organization’s specific needs. We can help you get started, optimize existing workloads, or provide ongoing support. Contact us to learn more.

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Containers – Leveraging AWS Services to Achieve Enhanced Resilience

Containers are the building blocks of modern applications, and over the past few years, the demand for container-based workloads has grown exponentially. Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) is a highly scalable and secure container-orchestration service, and with the addition of Amazon ECS Anywhere, customers can now deploy and manage container workloads on their own infrastructure, helping them meet compliance requirements and scale their business without sacrificing their existing on-premises investments.

Amazon ECS Anywhere

Amazon ECS Anywhere allows customers to register external instances to a managed Amazon ECS cluster and leverage features such as container deployment and management, resource scheduling, automatic scaling, and service discovery. Moreover, customers can take advantage of the enhanced workload resilience capabilities offered by Amazon ECS Anywhere to ensure that their applications remain available and resilient in the event of an outage or system failure. Additionally, with Amazon ECS Anywhere, customers are able to reduce the latency of their applications by bringing the application closer to the customer’s customers.

Managing Service Mesh with Amazon EKS

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) is a fully managed service that makes it easy for customers to run production-grade Kubernetes clusters. With the use of AWS Wavelength and AWS Local Zones, customers are able to extend their Amazon EKS clusters closer to the end-users for 5G network-connected applications. Amazon EKS is a great way to deploy and manage edge-aware Service Mesh, which can help customers reduce the operational overhead of managing distributed applications.

Migrating to Amazon EKS Without Downtime

Tradeshift, a cloud-based business network and platform, successfully migrated their applications to Amazon EKS without downtime by leveraging Linkerd, an open source service mesh. Linkerd helps customers with their migration process by providing features such as traffic routing, service discovery, and security. By using Linkerd, customers can deploy and manage multiple services in a unified manner, increasing the availability and resilience of the applications.

KeyCore’s Expertise

KeyCore has a wealth of experience with container-based workloads, and can assist customers in leveraging the power of Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and other AWS services to achieve enhanced resilience and lower latency for their applications. With KeyCore’s help, customers can confidently migrate their applications to the cloud, taking advantage of our comprehensive managed services and professional services. Our team of experienced AWS Solutions Architects can help customers with planning the migration, deploying their applications, and managing the infrastructure.

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AWS Quantum Technologies Blog

Running Jupyter Notebooks as Hybrid Jobs on Amazon Braket

Amazon Braket gives users the ability to run Jupyter notebooks as hybrid jobs, providing them with the convenience and performance of jobs without needing to modify their code. In this blog post we explain how to scale up from exploratory notebooks to repeatable and reliable experiments on different quantum hardware.

The Benefits of Jupyter Notebooks as Hybrid Jobs

A Jupyter notebook is an open-source application that allows users to create and share documents that combine code, equations, visualisations and narrative in an organised structure. Running these as hybrid jobs on Amazon Braket gives users access to the speed and convenience of jobs, while still allowing them to keep their code in the same notebook format.

Using Amazon Braket to Scale Up

The hybrid jobs approach on Amazon Braket allows users to transition from exploratory notebooks to more reliable and repeatable experiments on different quantum hardware. To start, users should create a new notebook on Amazon Braket and execute their code, and then use the Amazon Braket SDK to turn the notebook into a job that can be run on any of Amazon Braket’s quantum computing hardware.

How KeyCore Can Help

KeyCore is an AWS consultancy that provides professional and managed services to their customers. We have extensive experience helping companies get the most out of AWS and we understand the technology and limitations of the platform. Our team of experienced developers can help you get set up on Amazon Braket and create hybrid jobs for your Jupyter notebooks. Contact our team today to get started.

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AWS Smart Business Blog

Gaining a Competitive Edge with Cloud Services

In today’s ever-changing economic landscape, small and medium businesses (SMBs) must find ways to stay competitive and reduce costs without sacrificing core services. Cloud computing offers an ideal solution to stay ahead of the competition and reduce operational costs.

Cost Savings with Cloud Services

Cloud services offer SMBs a variety of cost-saving options that can help reduce overhead and drive efficiency. Cloud-based services allow users to access computing resources quickly and on-demand, with no need to purchase, maintain, and upgrade costly hardware and software. Additionally, cloud services eliminate the need for extensive IT staff and costly maintenance.

Scalability and Flexibility

Cloud services are also highly scalable and flexible; businesses can easily access additional computing power and storage when needed, and scale down when necessary, allowing them to quickly adjust to changing business needs. This flexibility allows SMBs to adapt to the current market conditions while reducing the risk associated with an uncertain environment.

Security and Reliability

Cloud services provide SMBs with industry-leading security, reliability, and peace of mind. With an array of advanced security measures in place, businesses can rest assured that their data is safe and secure. Additionally, cloud services are highly reliable, as they are backed by industry-leading service level agreements that guarantee uptime and performance.

KeyCore Solution

At KeyCore, we use the latest technology and best practices to provide our customers with a wide range of cloud services. Our professional services team helps customers migrate to the cloud and design the most efficient and cost-effective solution for their needs. Our managed services team provides 24/7 monitoring, performance optimization, and ongoing system maintenance and support. We have a proven track record of helping SMBs gain a competitive edge through cloud services.

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Official Database Blog of Amazon Web Services

Powering Microservices Architectures with Amazon MemoryDB for Redis

Today’s businesses need to deliver changes quickly, reliably and frequently. To support this, organizations are moving towards microservices architectures. Amazon MemoryDB for Redis provides the flexibility, scalability, and reliability to power these microservices, making them easier to build, maintain and update.

What is Amazon MemoryDB for Redis?

Amazon MemoryDB for Redis is an in-memory database service based on Redis that offers customers the ability to easily deploy and manage a fully managed, dedicated, and fast in-memory database solution. MemoryDB for Redis provides customers with the same Redis APIs and data structures, as well as support for complex data structures like hashes, sets, and sorted sets. With MemoryDB for Redis, customers can build and deploy sophisticated applications such as real-time data streaming and gaming applications, while enjoying the availability, scalability, and performance benefits of a fully managed Redis-compatible service.

Benefits of MemoryDB for Redis

MemoryDB for Redis is designed to provide customers with the performance and scalability they need to power their microservices. MemoryDB for Redis offers support for both read and write operations, allowing customers to quickly and easily scale their applications without worrying about performance bottlenecks. Additionally, MemoryDB for Redis offers customers the ability to deploy in multiple AWS regions, allowing for improved latency and availability.

How Can KeyCore Help?

KeyCore can help customers deploy, migrate and manage their microservices application powered by Amazon MemoryDB for Redis. Our team of experienced AWS engineers can help customers assess their current architecture and build out a solution that best fits their needs. We can also help customers plan and execute their migration from existing databases to MemoryDB for Redis. With KeyCore, customers can be confident that their microservices application will be up and running quickly and reliably.

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AWS Cloud Financial Management

Manage and Optimize Your AWS Bill with Carbon Emissions Data

Gain Visibility with the AWS Customer Carbon Footprint Tool

AWS offers you the Customer Carbon Footprint Tool to help you understand and manage your cloud spend, and lower your carbon emissions. With this tool, you can now download your carbon emissions data as a CSV file, giving you the ability to review it in detail and analyze it further. This tool also provides more granular visibility by lowering its carbon reporting threshold from one decimal place to three decimal places (from 0.X metric tons of CO2e to 0.00X metric tons of CO2e).

Develop the Right Cost Allocation Strategy

An effective cost allocation strategy is essential to successful cloud operations. By leveraging the right strategies and AWS tools, you can access and provide cost and usage data that is aligned to your business objectives. This will help you understand and manage your AWS bill with increased accuracy and accountability.

Get Expert Help with AWS Cloud Financial Management

At KeyCore, we offer both professional and managed services to help you get the most out of your AWS cloud investments. Our experts are highly advanced in AWS, meaning we can provide the technical support you need to implement cost allocation strategies, and manage and optimize your AWS bill. Together, we can help you take control of your cloud financial management and reduce your carbon emissions. Contact us today to find out more.

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Microsoft Workloads on AWS

Microsoft Workloads on AWS

Infcurion Reduces Infrastructure Costs by Nearly 30%

Infcurion is a FinTech business that offers platform services such as “Wallet Station”, and wanted to reduce their infrastructure costs. To do so, they migrated to AWS Fargate and Amazon RDS for SQL Server. Infcurion was able to reduce their infrastructure costs by nearly 30%. In addition, the migration to AWS allowed them to develop and deploy new features in a fraction of the time compared to their previous hosting service. With AWS Fargate, Infcurion was able to place a container-based application platform on Amazon ECS with no need to manage the EC2 instances themselves.

Redington Gulf Scaling Microsoft on AWS Assessments

Redington Gulf is a value-added distributor for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the Middle East, India, Africa, and Turkey regions. Through their distribution services, they help customers achieve cost savings on Microsoft workloads when they move to AWS. They can offer assistance at any stage of customer’s cloud journey. By using Redington Gulf’s assessment service, customers can receive a clear understanding of the potential cost savings, performance improvements, and scalability potential of their workloads when moving to AWS.

KeyCore and Microsoft Workloads on AWS

KeyCore, the leading Danish AWS Consultancy, provides both professional services and managed services to help customers with their Microsoft workloads on AWS. With our experience, we can help customers navigate their migrations, optimize their workloads, and make sure they are getting the most out of their cloud investments. We can help customers save money, improve performance, and scale. Get in touch with KeyCore today to learn more.

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Official Big Data Blog of Amazon Web Services

Simplify and Speed Up Apache Spark Applications on Amazon Redshift Data with Amazon Redshift Integration for Apache Spark

Amazon Redshift customers use the data warehouse to power their business-critical analytics on large amounts of both structured and unstructured data. Apache Spark is popular for building applications to perform extract, transform, and load (ETL) tasks, analytics, and machine learning (ML). With Amazon Redshift integration for Apache Spark, customers can speed up their Spark applications by quickly loading data from Amazon Redshift into Spark, interacting with the data more easily, and then writing the resulting data back to Amazon Redshift.

Exploring New ETL and ELT Capabilities for Amazon Redshift from the AWS Glue Studio Visual Editor

In a modern data architecture, unified analytics help access data stored in either a data lake or data warehouse. Customers increasingly combine and integrate their data into an Amazon Redshift data warehouse for analysis. The AWS Glue Studio visual editor offers new capabilities for ETL (extract, transform, and load) and ELT (extract, load, and transform) pipelines. With this tool, customers can quickly create and monitor custom ETL and ELT jobs, as well as explore and clean their data before loading it into Amazon Redshift.

Get Maximum Value Out of Your Cloud Data Warehouse with Amazon Redshift

Data creation, consumption, and storage are predicted to grow to 175 zettabytes by 2025 according to the 2022 IDC Global DataSphere report. To manage the vast amounts of data and operational costs, customers require a cloud data warehouse that can quickly offer insights and innovation. Amazon Redshift provides customers with great performance, scalability, and availability, with support for open standards and industry-standard APIs. With Amazon Redshift, customers can achieve cost savings, increase security, and simplify operations.

Automate Discovery of Data Relationships Using ML and Amazon Neptune Graph Technology

Data mesh is a new approach to data management. Companies use data mesh to decentralize data management and get more value from data. However, it can be difficult for data consumers to discover valuable data products that have been shared. To help, Amazon Neptune graph technology and ML can automate the discovery of data relationships and make it easier to find data products. Furthermore, companies can use Amazon Neptune to create and power applications such as recommendation engines and fraud detection.

Accelerate HiveQL with Oozie to Spark SQL Migration on Amazon EMR

Many customers use Apache Hive to create data warehouses on Hadoop. But with new technologies such as cloud computing and multicore machines with large amounts of RAM, Apache Spark has become more popular for big data workloads such as ETL. To help customers accelerate their HiveQL with Oozie to Spark SQL migration, Amazon EMR provides tools to easily migrate from one framework to the other. This helps customers take advantage of the power of Amazon EMR and Apache Spark to run ETL jobs.

Alexa Smart Properties Creates Value for Hospitality, Senior Living, and Healthcare Properties with Amazon QuickSight Embedded

Alexa Smart Properties (ASP) is powered by a set of technologies that property owners, property managers, and third-party solution providers can use to deploy and manage Alexa-enabled devices. With Alexa, it’s easy to play music, control lights, and manage on-site tasks. To help property owners and managers quickly access insights on their data, Alexa Smart Properties has integrated Amazon QuickSight Embedded with the ASP platform. This helps create value for hospitality, senior living, and healthcare properties.

Configure SAML Federation for Amazon OpenSearch Serverless with AWS IAM Identity Center

Amazon OpenSearch Serverless makes it easy to run large-scale search and analytics workloads without the need to configure, manage, or scale OpenSearch clusters. However, customers need to be able to securely access the large amounts of data in the data warehouse. To help, Amazon OpenSearch Serverless supports SAML federation with AWS IAM Identity Center, allowing customers to easily configure single-sign on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA).

How CyberSolutions Built a Scalable Data Pipeline Using Amazon EMR Serverless and the AWS Data Lab

CyberSolutions, one of the leading ecommerce enablers in Germany, designs, implements, and maintains award-winning ecommerce platforms. To meet the increasing demand for their services, CyberSolutions needed to build a scalable data pipeline that would allow them to quickly access data from multiple sources. To do this, they used Amazon EMR Serverless and the AWS Data Lab. This allowed them to use Amazon EMR to quickly access data from multiple sources and process it in real-time.

At KeyCore, we help customers like CyberSolutions build scalable data pipelines that allow them to quickly access and process data from multiple sources. Our AWS experts provide comprehensive advice on how to use Amazon EMR Serverless and the AWS Data Lab to quickly access data, process it in real-time, and unlock value from it. Get in touch with us to learn how we can help you create a data pipeline that meets your needs.

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Networking & Content Delivery

Connecting Amazon VPCs Securely and at Scale to Third-Party Public Services

When connecting Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs) to outside applications and services, it is important to establish secure and scalable connections. This is especially true when the third-party vendor runs a multi-tenant architecture, where many customers share the same system.

Using AWS Transit Gateway

An effective way to connect Amazon VPCs to third-party services is to use AWS Transit Gateway. This service helps to provide secure and scalable connectivity to multiple Amazon VPCs and on-premises networks. It is managed by AWS and helps to simplify network architecture while providing secure network connectivity.

Using AWS Direct Connect

Another way to securely connect Amazon VPCs to third-party services is to use AWS Direct Connect. This service allows for a connection between on-premise networks and Amazon VPCs. It is secure and can be used to improve performance when connecting to third-party services.

Using Other AWS Services

AWS also provides other services that can be used to securely connect Amazon VPCs to third-party services. These include AWS PrivateLink and AWS VPN. AWS PrivateLink allows for secure connectivity between services in Amazon VPCs and other Amazon services. AWS VPN provides secure access to a VPC from external networks.

KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, we are experienced AWS consultants that specialize in providing professional and managed services. We can help with the process of securely connecting your Amazon VPCs to third-party services. Our team of experts has the knowledge and experience to efficiently and effectively set up the connections you need. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

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AWS Compute Blog

Reducing Costs and Increasing Efficiency With AWS Compute

Reducing AWS Lambda Costs in Serverless Applications

AWS Lambda provides a range of cost-effective approaches for anyone looking to get started with serverless applications. From initial development to ongoing maintenance, Lambda offers several methods for minimizing infrastructure costs and achieving a lower total cost of ownership. With the right planning, developers can use strategies like reducing memory allocation, deploying code in multiple regions, and taking advantage of Reserved Instances to ensure their functions are cost-effective.

Optimizing GPU Utilization for AI/ML Workloads on Amazon EC2

Resource utilization is a key concern for AI/ML teams, particularly when dealing with GPU-intensive workloads. In this blog series, Ben Minahan, DevOps Consultant at KeyCore, and Amir Sotoodeh, Machine Learning Engineer, provide insight on how to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your GPU-based workloads on Amazon EC2. KeyCore can help you get the most out of your AI/ML and GPU deployments with expert services and managed support.

Python 3.10 Runtime Now Available in AWS Lambda

Developers can now take advantage of Amazon’s latest Python runtime—Python 3.10—in AWS Lambda. With this update, developers can build and deploy Lambda functions using the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, AWS SDK, AWS SAM, AWS CDK, or Infrastructure as Code (IaC). KeyCore can provide expert support to ensure that your Lambda functions are set up properly and optimized for maximum performance and cost-efficiency.

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AWS for M&E Blog

AWS Solutions Shine at NAB Show 2023

The National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) 2023 was a showcase for ground-breaking cloud-based innovation in media and entertainment (M&E). AWS solutions were featured prominently, and the company was proud to be a partner of the event.

AWS Solutions Honored with Inaugural Sustainability Awards

At the NAB Show, the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability Awards were handed out to individuals, organizations, and innovative products/services promoting conservation and reusability of natural resources. AWS congratulates the recipients of these awards, as the company is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions.

Project Mercury, Powered by Wacom and NICE DCV Extension SDK is Available for Preview

Project Mercury, powered by Wacom and NICE DCV Extension SDK, was announced at the NAB Show. This integration allows for a near-local experience with digital pen devices when working remotely. Using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), users can right-size compute to meet their requirements. This integration makes it easier for media and entertainment professionals to work from anywhere.

How KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, we are the leading Danish AWS consultancy. Our services range from professional services to managed services, and our team is highly advanced in AWS. Our blog can help guide you through the use of cloud solutions for media and entertainment, and our team can help you implement the solutions you need. Visit our website at to learn more.

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AWS Architecture Blog

Transitioning to Sustainable Cloud Architectures

Earth Month, and especially Earth Day, are a time of reflection, contemplation, and action. But adopting sustainable cloud architectures should be a priority all year round. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on how to prioritize sustainable cloud architectures and mitigate DDoS attacks.

Prioritizing Sustainable Cloud Architectures

When building cloud architectures, sustainability should be a top priority. Doing so requires awareness of the various components, frameworks, and tools that are available. Below are some of the key components to consider:

  • Software and hardware components: This can include leveraging cloud-native tools and optimized hardware for more efficient and sustainable operations.
  • Frameworks and tools: A number of frameworks and tools are available to aid in designing and managing sustainable cloud architectures, including AWS CloudFormation.
  • Automation and monitoring: Automation can help reduce manual errors and increase reliability, and monitoring helps maintain high availability and performance.

By leveraging the right components, frameworks, and tools, organizations can ensure their cloud architectures are optimized for sustainability. Additionally, organizations should have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place, as well as appropriately sized resources to meet their needs.

Mitigating DDoS Attacks with Data Science

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a growing threat. Attackers use botnets to try and find vulnerabilities on network devices, as well as exploit overloaded systems. To protect against such threats, organizations need to use the right data science and machine learning (ML) tools. AWS Shield Advanced and AWS WAF are two such tools that can help detect and mitigate DDoS attacks.

AWS Shield Advanced provides additional layers of protection against DDoS attacks. It uses real-time analytics to detect and mitigate the attack with minimal latency. AWS WAF is another critical tool in the fight against DDoS attacks. It provides rule-based protection that can detect and block malicious traffic before it reaches the application.

Organizations should also invest in best practices for traffic optimization. By relying on AWS Shield Advanced and AWS WAF, as well as proper traffic optimization, organizations can be well-positioned to protect themselves against DDoS attacks.

KeyCore Can Help

KeyCore is the leading Danish AWS consultancy. We provide professional and managed services to help organizations transition to sustainable cloud architectures and mitigate DDoS attacks. Our team of AWS-certified experts can provide advice and support throughout the process. We can also help with traffic optimization and other best practices to help protect against DDoS attacks. Contact us today to learn more.

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AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Simplify Population Health Data Analysis with Infor FHIR On Ramp

Population health is a key focus of public health research because it allows healthcare professionals and policymakers to identify and address health issues impacting large communities. To help customers leverage the capabilities of Amazon HealthLake with any healthcare data source, Infor has released FHIR On Ramp (IFOR). IFOR is part of the Cloverleaf platform, and it allows organizations to access and manage data from different sources without manual data entry or reconciliation.

Protect Your Web Applications with AWS WAF Ready Partners

As businesses of all sizes increasingly build and migrate their applications to the cloud, protecting websites and applications from external threats has become a top priority. To make it easier for customers to deploy and maintain their application layer security solution with AWS WAF Ready Partner software products, we’re introducing the AWS WAF Ready specialization.

Fully Managed Data Access Governance in Amazon Redshift Using Privacera

Organizations looking to capture, store, and analyze the full value of their data often struggle to do so. Data governance requires a variety of capabilities and the right solution is highly dependent on the customer’s specific requirements and services in place. PrivaceraCloud is a unified and holistic solution that provides customers with a way to manage, define, and enforce policies across storage, compute engines, and consumption methods.

Streamline Multi-Account Governance, Management, and Security with AWS Control Tower and Mphasis Stelligent

AWS Control Tower provides organizations with an easy way to set up and govern a secure, multi-account AWS environment, or landing zone. Mphasis Stelligent’s AWS Control Tower-based landing zone quick start offers modules for automating account access, observability, security suite enablement, deploying industry-specific guardrails, and multi-account networking, allowing companies to provision secure accounts with a fully baselined environment in less than an hour.

New Case Studies and AWS Partner Success Stories: San Diego Comic-Con, Esri, Intel, Partner Transformation Program

AWS Partners offer customers a unique opportunity to take full advantage of all that AWS has to offer and accelerate their cloud adoption. To showcase this, we’re sharing a few success stories, such as how Metal Toad keeps San-Diego Comic-Con’s top comic site safe, how Vodafone works with Esri to build a UK-wide digital twin on AWS, and more.

Deliver the Resources You Need with Parallels RAS and Amazon EC2

Parallels RAS is a platform that can deliver consistent digital workspace services from multiple sources, with no specialist IT administration skills required. Parallels RAS makes it easy to integrate with AWS, and this article will walk through the steps an administrator needs to take within the Parallels RAS Console to successfully deliver services to end users via Amazon EC2. This integration also offers a number of distinct benefits.

Say Hello to 143 AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added or Renewed in March

We’re pleased to recognize 143 AWS Partners that have received new or renewed designations in March for our global AWS Competency, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP), AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Service Ready programs. These designations span workload, solution, and industry and make it easier for AWS customers to find top AWS Partners to help them reach their business objectives.

Accelerate Your Edge to Cloud Transformation with AWS Manufacturing and Industrial Competency Partners

The AWS Manufacturing and Industrial Competency helps customers make the most of the cloud by accelerating their journey to results, optimizing operations, seeking new revenue streams, generating sustainable business operations, and reducing their carbon footprint. This newly expanded competency replaces the AWS Industrial Software Competency and introduces additional use case categories, to make it easier for customers and sellers to find the right solution for their business needs.

KeyCore: Helping Customers Accelerate Their Digital Transformation

As Denmark’s leading AWS Consultancy, KeyCore provides customers with both professional services and managed services. We have a long track record of helping customers succeed in their cloud journey, and our team of Cloud Experts, Solution Architects and DevOps Consultants have the expertise and experience to help customers reach their goals. Whether you need help migrating your applications or developing a custom solution, our team is ready to assist you.

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AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Measuring the Progress of IT Projects

The Agile Manifesto emphasizes that the highest priority of IT projects is to satisfy the customer by delivering valuable software quickly and continuously. Historically, success in IT projects was measured by delivering on time, within budget, and with good quality. In many cases, “good quality” was defined by completing the project with minimal errors.

The Value of IT

In modern business, IT projects must focus on the value they bring to the customer. This value can be measured in a variety of ways, including cost savings, process improvement, or customer satisfaction. IT projects should be designed with the goal of maximizing customer value first, and only then should other measures, such as project completion date and budget, be taken into account.

Measuring Customer Value

Measuring customer value should be a key focus when considering IT projects. Many organizations have found success by developing metrics to measure customer value, such as customer satisfaction surveys, customer feedback loops, and data-driven ROI models.

KeyCore’s Role in Measuring Customer Value

KeyCore can help organizations measure customer value in their IT projects. Our team of AWS experts has the experience and expertise needed to design and implement customer value-centric IT projects. We can help organizations develop metrics to measure customer value in their IT initiatives, and use those metrics to make data-driven decisions about their projects. Contact KeyCore today to learn how we can help you measure customer value in your IT projects.

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Simulating Climate Change Risk Scenarios for the Amazon Rainforest

The global climate is changing. As a result, its effects are being seen around the world, from the melting of polar ice caps to increased flooding and other natural disasters. One of the most at-risk areas is the Amazon Rainforest. This unique ecosystem has a huge impact on the global climate, and its destruction could mean disaster for the planet. Therefore, it is important to understand the potential risks posed by climate change and deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest.

Using High Performance Computing (HPC), it is possible to simulate and analyze the impacts of climate change and deforestation on the Amazon Rainforest. This post will explore the “tipping point” problem and the use of HPC to simulate the impact of deforestation on the risk of accelerating damage to the Amazon rainforest.

What is the “tipping point” problem?

The “tipping point” problem refers to the point at which the level of deforestation or climate change in the Amazon Rainforest goes beyond a certain amount, leading to an irreversible change in the local environment. This could mean a complete loss of the Amazon Rainforest and the ecosystem it supports.

Using HPC to Simulate the Impact of Deforestation

High Performance Computing (HPC) can be used to simulate and analyze the potential impact of deforestation and climate change in the Amazon rainforest. HPC enables scientists to simulate large-scale phenomena, such as the impact of deforestation on the Amazon rainforest, in a much shorter time than traditional methods. By using HPC, scientists can better understand the potential risks posed by climate change and deforestation and make more informed decisions about how to protect the Amazon rainforest.

KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, we provide both professional services and managed services to help you get the most out of your HPC infrastructure. Our team of AWS-certified experts can help you design, deploy, and manage a cost-effective HPC solution on AWS that meets your specific requirements. From designing the architecture for high performance and scalability, to developing and deploying the code needed to simulate and analyze the impact of deforestation and climate change, we can help you get the most out of your HPC infrastructure. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

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AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Coordinating Complex Resource Dependencies Across CloudFormation Stacks with AWS

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a powerful tool that allows organizations to manage their infrastructure conveniently and consistently. As the complexity of a project or its IaC coverage increases, however, the number of components and their dependencies can become challenging to manage. This blog post will explore strategies for addressing this complexity with CloudFormation.

CloudFormation offers built-in support for defining dependencies across resources in a stack. A stack’s resources can be divided into logical groups based on their relationship to each other, allowing the creation of separate stacks each with their own set of resources and dependencies. By using cross-stack references, CloudFormation can be used to coordinate the dependencies across these stacks.

CloudFormation also supports the use of custom resources. Custom resources allow users to extend CloudFormation’s capabilities to include operations that are not natively supported. This includes operations such as calling out to external APIs. Custom resources can be used to coordinate complex dependencies across stacks by utilizing external services such as AWS Lambda or AWS Step Functions which can be triggered by CloudFormation custom resources.

Mainframe Modernization with AWS

It is estimated that there are 220 billion lines of code in customers’ production environments running Cobol and other legacy languages. To take advantage of the agility and innovation of the AWS Cloud, many businesses are looking for ways to modernize their mainframe-based applications. AWS provides several services to help facilitate this modernization.

AWS Blu Insights is a service that helps businesses refactor their legacy code base from Cobol and other legacy languages to Java. Blu Insights provides an automated, production-ready environment that can be used to analyze, refactor, and test the legacy code. It uses a combination of static and dynamic code analysis, automated refactoring, and testing to ensure accuracy and quality.

Customers can also use AWS CodeGuru to further optimize their modernization efforts. CodeGuru integrates with Blu Insights to provide real-time recommendations and guidance as the legacy code is being modernized. CodeGuru can provide automated guidance and actionable recommendations to reduce the cost, effort, and risk associated with mainframe modernization.

How KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, we specialize in helping our customers migrate their applications, workloads, and data to the AWS Cloud. Whether you’re in need of professional services to migrate your legacy code, or managed services for ongoing support, we have the expertise to help you succeed. Our team of experienced AWS professionals are experts in CloudFormation and can help you design and implement complex resource dependencies across multiple stacks.

We also offer consulting services to help you with mainframe modernization. Our team can review your existing applications, analyze the code base, and provide guidance and recommendations on the best strategies for modernizing your legacy code.

For more information on how we can help you with your AWS Cloud operations and migrations, contact us today.

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AWS for Industries

AWS for Industries

Power Trading Corporation of India uses Amazon Forecast for day-ahead and intraday electricity demand forecasting:
Amazon Forecast is a machine learning-based time-series forecasting service on AWS. This blog describes how Power Trading Corporation (PTC) of India is leveraging Amazon Forecast to automate the data extraction, transformation and forecasting of power demand. By utilizing Amazon Forecast, PTC is able to predict the power demand in day-ahead and intraday periods accurately. This helps PTC optimize their asset utilization and reduce cost. With the help of KeyCore, customers can leverage the experience of AWS professionals to implement machine learning-based forecasting using Amazon Forecast.

Building a scalable data science platform at EDF with Amazon SageMaker:
EDF Energy (EDF) is one of the leading energy retailers in the UK. EDF is on a mission to help Britain reach net zero carbon emissions, and is the UK’s biggest generator of zero-carbon electricity with solar, wind, and nuclear generators. To help reach these goals, EDF needed a scalable data science platform. Amazon SageMaker was chosen as the platform to meet their needs and KeyCore can help customers build and manage their own scalable data science platform with Amazon SageMaker.

Helen of Troy is getting the most out of temperature data using AWS IoT Core:
Global consumer products company Helen of Troy saw an opportunity to enhance customer experience through digitalization. To do this, Helen of Troy implemented AWS IoT Core for their physical products. By utilizing AWS IoT Core, customers are able to monitor and analyze temperature and humidity data so that they can get the most out of their products. With the help of KeyCore, customers can take advantage of the stability, security, and scalability of AWS IoT Core to leverage digital experiences and get the most out of their products.

Airline Resiliency and Recovery during Operational Disruptions with AWS:
Airlines face various challenges due to unplanned weather events, geopolitical events, and logistical problems. These events lead to irregular operations and operational disruptions. AWS provides businesses with the tools to build resilient and flexible applications that can quickly recover from operational disruptions. AWS customers can leverage the AWS platform, services, and tools to build and maintain resilient operations. With the help of KeyCore, customers can build resilient and flexible applications and recover quickly from operational disruptions.

Build modern commerce MACH solutions on AWS:
Modern commerce applications require flexible and scalable solutions to keep up with the rapid pace of change. MACH (Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS, Headless) has become increasingly popular, as it provides businesses with flexibility, scalability, and agility. Customers can leverage the services and tools of AWS to build modern commerce MACH solutions. With the help of KeyCore, customers can take advantage of the services and tools of AWS to build and maintain modern commerce applications.

New cybersecurity white paper: Securing water utilities using AWS:
AWS has released a cybersecurity-focused white paper to help US water utilities that are considering implementing cloud-based IT and operational technology (OT) solutions. This white paper discusses the business drivers associated with cloud adoption in the US water sector and cybersecurity trends. KeyCore can help customers understand the most important aspects of the white paper and develop strategies to secure water utilities with AWS.

3 Days to Transform Financial Services Organizational Structures:
AWS developed Experience-Based Acceleration (EBA) to help customers accelerate their journey to AWS. This transformation methodology enables customers to build cloud capabilities, remove friction points, and build cross-functional teams. Regulatory demands often define financial services’ organizational structure, but customers can use AWS EBA to transform their organizational structures. With the help of KeyCore, customers can leverage AWS EBA to accelerate the transformation of their financial services’ organizational structures.

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AWS Marketplace

Modernizing Insurance & Innovating Healthcare with Solutions from AWS Marketplace

Modernizing Insurance with AWS Marketplace

Insurance firms and technology companies are already taking full advantage of the solutions available in AWS Marketplace to modernize the insurance industry. Generali Thailand, an insurance firm, and C2L BIZ Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an insurance technology firm, both shared how they used solutions from the AWS Marketplace to improve their business.

Generali Thailand needed to switch from its existing infrastructure to AWS in an effort to improve the firm’s scalability, availability, and security. Using a few of the solutions they found in the AWS Marketplace, Generali Thailand was able to achieve their objectives and improve their data protection, allowing them to meet industry standards.

C2L Biz Solutions Pvt. Ltd., on the other hand, wanted to migrate existing applications to the cloud while also creating new ones to meet the changing demands of their customers. Solutions from the AWS Marketplace enabled them to achieve their goals, allowing them to create new services and applications quickly and easily.

Innovating Healthcare with Solutions Available in AWS Marketplace

Healthcare organizations are also leveraging solutions from the AWS Marketplace to innovate. Southwestern Health Resources, for example, used solutions from Arcadia to double provider engagement and move the focus back to patient interactions.

In addition, it was able to quickly and easily create a seamless experience for patients and providers alike. They were able to rapidly deploy the Arcadia solution and integrate it with their existing systems. With the help of solutions from the AWS Marketplace, Southwestern Health Resources was able to innovate and improve patient care.

KeyCore Can Help with Solutions from AWS Marketplace

At KeyCore, we are experts in the field of cloud computing and have been helping businesses take full advantage of the solutions available in AWS Marketplace. We have a team of AWS certified professionals who have extensive experience in creating solutions that meet the needs of our customers.

Our specialists can help your business find solutions from the AWS Marketplace that meet your needs, develop secure cloud strategies, and implement the solutions found in the AWS Marketplace. Our team of experts can help your business maximize the potential of the solutions available in AWS Marketplace. Contact us today to find out more about our services.

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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, Announcements, and How-To Posts

Protect Your Amazon Cognito User Pool with AWS WAF

Many of our customers make use of Amazon Cognito user pools to add authentication, authorization, and user management capablities to their web and mobile applications. Customers can use the built-in advanced security in Amazon Cognito to detect and block the use of credentials that have been compromised elsewhere, as well as to detect unusual sign-in activity and then prompt users for additional verification. AWS WAF can be used to secure Amazon Cognito user pools with specialized rules that are designed to protect webpages, protect user accounts, and detect malicious requests. AWS WAF helps protect customers from common web vulnerabilities such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting, and provides additional visibility into the requests that are sent to Amazon Cognito. KeyCore can help customers ensure their Amazon Cognito user pools are set up and configured in the optimal way for their environment.

Use IAM Roles to Connect GitHub Actions to Actions in AWS

Organizations can use IAM roles to initiate change in an AWS account after updating a GitHub repository, or to deploy updates in an AWS application after merging a commit, without using AWS IAM user access keys. To do this, customers can configure an OpenID Connect (OIDC) identity provider (IdP) with a GitHub OAuth App and use it with an IAM role. This allows customers to securely connect GitHub Actions to actions in AWS. KeyCore can help customers set up their environment in the optimal way, allowing them to securely connect GitHub Actions to actions in AWS.

How to Prioritize IAM Access Analyzer Findings

IAM Access Analyzer is a useful tool for customers on the journey towards achieving least privilege access. Customers can use IAM Access Analyzer access previews to preview and validate public and cross-account access before deploying changes in their environment. IAM Access Analyzer allows customers to prioritize findings within their environment, in order to focus on implementing the more important changes first. KeyCore can help customers set up their AWS environment in the optimal way, allowing them to prioritize IAM Access Analyzer findings.

A Sneak Peek at the Data Protection Sessions for re:Inforce 2023

AWS re:Inforce 2023 is a security learning conference where customers can gain skills and confidence in cloud security, compliance, identity, and privacy. Attendees can access hundreds of technical and non-technical sessions as well as an Expo Hall showcasing top AWS technologies. A full conference pass costs $1,099, but customers can use the code secure150off to receive a $150 discount. KeyCore can help customers get the most out of their experience at re:Inforce 2023 by providing expert guidance and assistance.

A Sneak Peek at the Application Security Sessions for re:Inforce 2023

AWS re:Inforce 2023 is a security learning conference where customers can gain skills and confidence in cloud security, compliance, identity, and privacy. Attendees can access hundreds of technical and non-technical sessions as well as an Expo Hall showcasing top AWS technologies. A full conference pass costs $1,099, but customers can use the code secure150off to receive a $150 discount. KeyCore can help customers get the most out of their experience at re:Inforce 2023 by providing expert guidance and assistance.

Scaling Security and Compliance

AWS teams work closely with their AWS Security Guardians program to coordinate security efforts and maintain the highest security standards. AWS services are designed to meet even the most stringent security and compliance requirements, and AWS teams are continually iterating to meet the evolving needs of their customers. KeyCore can help customers ensure their AWS environment is set up and configured in the optimal way for their environment.

AWS Security Profile – Cryptography Edition

In this interview series, AWS thought leaders in cryptography were interviewed to gain insights on data protection, cloud security, post-quantum cryptography, and more. Panos Kampanakis, a Principal Security Engineer in AWS Cryptography, shares his thoughts on these topics. KeyCore can help customers ensure their AWS environment is set up and configured in the optimal way for their environment.

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AWS Startups Blog

AWS Startup Day Miami and Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz

At AWS Startup Day Miami, tech enthusiasts, engineers, startup founders, vendors, and more gathered to kick off Miami Tech Month. During the event, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), spoke with Ruba Borno, AWS Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Alliances. Here are some highlights from the event.

Highlights of AWS Startup Day Miami

  • The event was attended by people from Miami and beyond.
  • Startup founders had the opportunity to network with local venture capitalists and investors.
  • Several regional AWS partners were present, offering advice on how startups can use AWS services to grow their business.
  • Ruba Borno, AWS Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Alliances, hosted a panel discussion with several startup founders who successfully leveraged AWS to scale their business.
  • Mary Grove, director of Google for Startups, discussed the impact of the cloud on startup success.
  • The event’s keynote speaker, Ben Horowitz, spoke on the cloud, weathering economic turmoil, and building lasting relationships.
  • Attendees also had the opportunity to learn best practices, get hands-on experience with AWS, and speak one-on-one with AWS experts.

The Cloud, Economic Turmoil, and Building Lasting Relationships

Ben Horowitz is a veteran of the technology sector and has seen firsthand how the cloud can bring value to startups. He shared his views on how startups can use the cloud to scale quickly and keep costs low, even in difficult economic times. Additionally, he discussed the importance of building strong relationships with partners, investors, and customers to ensure long-term success.

KeyCore’s Expertise in Cloud Computing

At KeyCore, we are experts in cloud computing and provide both professional services and managed services. Our team can assist with leveraging the power of the cloud and leverage AWS services to help your startup grow. We offer a variety of services, from advising and architecture design to hosting, migration, and support. To learn more, reach out to our team at

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Front-End Web & Mobile

Amplify Flutter Revolutionizes App Development with Multiplatform Support

The AWS Amplify Flutter team is delighted to announce the launch of version 1.0.0, which revolutionizes app development by adding support for both web and desktop platforms. With a single codebase, developers can now target 6 platforms, including iOS, Android, Web, Linux, MacOS, and Windows. This update includes not only the Amplify libraries but also […]

AWS Amplify Announces Push Notifications Support for Various Platforms

AWS Amplify is announcing push notifications support for Android, Swift, Flutter, and React Native. This development, which is a game-changer, will revolutionize the way applications interact with users. Push notifications enable developers to keep users informed and engaged by delivering timely and relevant messages. This reduces the need for users to actively check applications […]

Amazon Location Service Enhances Efficiency in Truck Routing

Trucks transport millions of tons of goods every day, and the efficiency of their routing has a huge impact on logistics companies’ profitability, as well as the economy in general. Optimizing truck routing is essential for the transportation and logistics industry, requiring strategic planning of the most efficient route for trucks, which can significantly […]

KeyCore: Helping Companies Stay Ahead with Amplify and Location Services

At KeyCore, we provide professional and managed services to help businesses stay ahead of the curve. Our experts are highly advanced in AWS, so they can help you take advantage of the innovations that AWS has to offer. Whether you’re looking to implement Amplify Flutter’s multi-platform support or leverage Amazon Location Service’s truck routing optimization, we’ve got your back. Our managed services provide ongoing monitoring and maintenance, while our professional services can develop custom solutions tailored to your needs. We’ll help you get the most out of your AWS solutions, so you can take your business to the next level.

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AWS Contact Center

Using Amazon Connect Tasks for Customer Satisfaction Survey

Customer satisfaction (CSAT) is an important metric to measure a customer’s perception after an interaction in a contact center. CSAT surveys can be used to assess the quality of experience and services delivered by a contact center and help organizations understand customer perspectives.

Amazon Connect Tasks is an Amazon Connect feature that allows agents to trigger post-contact surveys, often referred to as CSAT surveys. This feature allows contact center operators to gain insight into customer sentiment and sentiment related to the quality of the customer service experience.

Using Amazon Connect Tasks, operators can configure post-contact surveys in a few simple steps. First, the operator defines the survey questions in Amazon Connect. Then, the operator configures the survey question triggers, such as when the customer is disconnected from the agent. Finally, the operator configures the survey response handling, such as how to save the response.

Once the survey is configured, Amazon Connect Tasks will automatically send the survey to the customer after the call is disconnected. The customer can then provide feedback via the survey. The survey responses are stored in an Amazon Connect dashboard, allowing operators to gain insight into customer sentiment and customer service experience.

At KeyCore, we provide services to help organizations configure and customize Amazon Connect Tasks for customer satisfaction. This includes setting up the survey questions and triggers, as well as configuring the survey response handling. We also provide support for monitoring and analyzing customer sentiment data, as well as providing recommendations for improving the customer service experience. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your organization leverage Amazon Connect Tasks for customer satisfaction.

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Innovating in the Public Sector

Innovating in the Public Sector

The AWS Open Data Sponsorship Program is making it easier for customers to make high-value, cloud-optimized datasets publicly available on AWS. In honor of Earth Day, the AWS Open Data team wants to highlight the new datasets from their geospatial and environmental communities of practice, as well as other new or updated datasets now available on the Registry of Open Data on AWS.

Rethinking Traditional Operations to Achieve Sustainability Goals

The importance of sustainability as an integral part of business strategy is growing, and organizations are looking for ways to use technology to help them achieve more with less. Two AWS customers discussed how they’re using the cloud to support their sustainability initiatives at the AWS Public Sector Day 2023 in London.

Skills Training Programs for a Thriving Workforce

AWS is investing in local skills and education programs to support a thriving workforce in Virginia. At the AWS Skills Center in Arlington, AWS held a training in collaboration with Northern Virginia Community College to provide individuals with the skills necessary to repair and install fiber optic cables. Programs like these are supporting the local workforce in Virginia.

Cloud to Support Government Outcomes and Security Compliance

A new IDC whitepaper explores how US federal agencies can use cloud to achieve digital innovation while meeting federal compliance and security mandates. As more agencies migrate applications and workloads to the cloud, including sensitive, heavily regulated data, this whitepaper provides guidance on how to meet these mandates.

AWS Space Accelerator for Startups

AWS has selected 14 startups to participate in the 2023 AWS Space Accelerator, a technical, business, and mentorship program to help them advance their space solutions and accelerate their growth using the cloud. These startups are utilizing AWS to develop exciting space technology, from 3D-printed space vehicles to orbital robots, satellite solutions built on AI, and initiatives that can help us better use Earth’s resources.

Addressing State CIO Priorities with AWS

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recently released the 2023 report of the top 10 priorities of state chief information officers (CIOs). AWS has been working with state and local leaders to develop solutions that address these needs and help states achieve their goals.

Enhancing Video Streaming With AWS

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and its subsidiary One Click Go Live (OCGL) are using AWS for live streaming and to roll out new applications and services. Leveraging the scalability and stability of AWS, OCGL is providing reliable and innovative services to customers, as well as improved real-time viewing experiences.

How KeyCore Can Help

KeyCore is the leading Danish AWS consultancy and provides both professional services and managed services to help customers innovate in the public sector. Our AWS experts are well-versed in the newest cloud technologies, such as using CloudFormation YAML and AWS API calls with TypeScript and the AWS SDK for JavaScript v3. We can help customers implement the solutions discussed in this article and many more. To learn more about KeyCore and our offerings, please visit our website at

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The Internet of Things on AWS – Official Blog

Tracking Asset with AWS IoT Core – Streamline Image Classification with ONNX Runtime

Asset Tracking with AWS IoT Core

Businesses are embracing the potential of location-based systems, which enables them to track and manage their assets better, improving their business operations. With a reliable asset tracking system, organizations can acquire real-time insights and make informed decisions. Some common Internet of Things (IoT) use cases for AWS can be asset tracking, fleet management, retail audits, and manufacturing optimization.

AWS IoT Core is a managed cloud service that makes it easy to connect devices to cloud applications and other devices. The Device Location solution with AWS IoT Core helps you manage physical devices and their locations. It makes it possible to track the current location of a device, the route it traveled and the duration.

Optimize Image Classification on AWS IoT Greengrass with ONNX Runtime

Running machine learning inference on edge devices with models trained in the cloud is becoming a popular Internet of Things (IoT) use case, bringing benefits like low latency, scalability, and cost-savings. Developers have the challenge of manually tuning models to fit the limited compute and memory available on the edge device.

ONNX Runtime is an open source, high-performance inference engine for deploying machine learning models on edge devices. It can be used with AWS IoT Greengrass to optimize and streamline image classification. ONNX Runtime enables developers to run state-of-the-art deep learning models with low latency and high throughput.

KeyCore Can Help

At KeyCore, we specialize in providing professional, managed services and helping organizations with their AWS journey by taking advantage of the latest cloud computing capabilities from AWS. Our team of AWS certified consultants can help you with setting up a reliable asset tracking system and optimizing image classification on AWS IoT Greengrass with ONNX Runtime. To find out more about our offerings, please visit our website at

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AWS Open Source Blog

AWS Open Source: Supporting the Security of Python, Cryptographic Libraries for Rust, and Database Archiving Solutions

As the premier provider of cloud and open source solutions, AWS is actively investing in the development of open source technologies. From the Python Software Foundation to Rust software developers, AWS is expanding the use of open source technologies to provide a secure and reliable platform for development.

Securing PyPI for the Future

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is dedicated to the development of the Python programming language and its related libraries and tools. As the PSF’s new security sponsor, AWS is providing funding to the PSF to hire a full-time safety and security engineer dedicated to improving the security posture of the Python Package Index (PyPI). By investing in the safety and security of PyPI, AWS is helping to ensure the integrity and security of the open source Python community.

Introducing AWS Libcrypto for Rust

For Rust software developers with FIPS cryptographic requirements, AWS has released AWS Libcrypto for Rust (aws-lc-rs). This open source cryptographic library allows Rust developers to use FIPS 140-2 validated algorithms to protect their data and applications.

Announcing the Simple Database Archival Solution

To assist developers in archiving Oracle, Microsoft SQL, and MySQL databases to AWS, AWS has released the Simple Database Archival Solution (SDAS). SDAS is an open source solution available under Apache License 2.0 and can be easily deployed in AWS accounts. By using SDAS, developers can quickly and easily archive databases to AWS, ensuring their data remains secure and accessible.

At KeyCore, we understand the importance of open source technologies and strive to provide the most reliable and cost-effective solutions for our clients. Our expert team of AWS Certified professionals can help you take full advantage of the AWS Open Source Blog and the many valuable resources it provides. From secure Python libraries to database archiving solutions, contact the experts at KeyCore to learn more about how our open source solutions can help you save time and money.

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