Protection against DDoS attacks, containers, and an open source project were the big announcements.
X-Ray is another heavily developer focused release that is a fully managed service to analyse and debug distributed applications in production. The tool will provide a visual way to trace and debug issues.
Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for AWS wrote on the company’s blog: “We have made it possible for you to trace requests from beginning to end across all of the touch-points that I just mentioned. It addresses the problems that come about when you want to understand and improve distributed systems at scale, and gives you the information and the insights that you need to have in order to do this.”
In addition to the developer focused releases, AWS also sought to provide some comfort for those business that are living in fear of Denial of Service attacks.
Vogels said that the majority of denial of service attacks are Volumetric (64%), while 18% are State Exhaustion and 18% are application layer attacks.
So, to help combat this AWS revealed Shield, Shield Standard and Shield Advanced. Shield is a managed service that is designed to protect web applications against DDoS attacks. It works with Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon Route 53.
Shield Advanced is said to provide additional DDoS mitigation capabilities for volumetric attacks, intelligent attack detection and mitigation for attacks at the application and network layers.
The company has decided to turn on Shield for all of its users.
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