AWS Shield

Cloud Compliance – How AWS Shield Plays a Part

In our last article, we took a look at some of the most common compliance regulations that affect IT organizations and their cloud stratagem. Understanding the requirements around compliance can help to inform your cloud infrastructure plans, but is only part of the equation. Today, I want to talk about how the recently announced (AWS re:Invent 2016) AWS Shield can help organizations put some of the complex issues into perspective in a more comprehensive policy. (more…)

AWS Shield

AWS Announces: AWS Shield – A Linux Academy Closer Look

To say that RE:Invent was a shocking revelation for many 3rd party vendors/integrators/developers would be an understatement. However, this has become the norm when it comes to Amazon’s Cloud offering, AWS. Holding an annual convention for the past 5 years, they have redefined what it means to add features and react to an ever-changing and challenging market during this age of IT innovation and disruptive tech.

As CEO of AWS, Andy Jassy, said during the first keynote, “We are iterating at a faster clip than anybody.” From 280 significant features in 2008, to now over 1000 significant features, yielding an average of just around 3 new features a day, AWS truly has set a new standard in what it means to speak to your customers needs.

In line with the tradition at the annual RE:Invent, AWS announced a slew of new features and services to speak to their customer’s needs and progress an idea they have dubbed as “being transformers” in an ever-changing and adapting IT landscape.

Part of the focus during the keynotes revolved on how customers are demanding specifically what is being done to ensure that certain security measures are in place guaranteeing that their usage of AWS Services will not result in an increase of risk/attack vectors. In response to these customer demands and to bolster their offerings, AWS has announced the general availability of AWS Shield.

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