03/05/2017 - Managed AWS News

nine Team May 2, 2017

What is new about AWS and what is interesting for Swiss customers this week?

#Access Management on RDS via AWS IAM

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) now offers the possibility to control the access management of MySQL DB instances and Amazon Aurora DB clusters via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).

With the new user and role distribution, all accesses to different AWS resources can be managed in one place. This avoids problems caused by different password systems in different AWS resources.

You can find the original message from AWS here.

#New Data Interface for AWS Storage Gateway

According to the blog entry of April 27, 2017, the AWS Storage Gateway has a new data interface, which makes it possible to use the Storage Gateway as a virtual file server.

This virtual file server can be embedded on local servers and desktops and converts the previously read and written files or directories transparently and automatically into S3 objects.

The AWS Storage Gateway is a storage function between a local storage environment and the AWS Cloud, which connects directly to the local infrastructure as a file server, local data volume or virtual library (VTL) with a multi-protocol storage appliance.

You can find the original message from AWS here.

#AWS IAM Login Helps With Account Alias

This information is not new, but - in our opinion - it falls into the category “good to know” and is especially important for those who manage multiple accounts at AWS.

So far, the login could only be done with the 12-digit AWS account number, which represents a right challenge for different accounts. With AWS IAM Login, a separate alias can be set for each account, which can also be logged in and which simplifies administration and use considerably.

You can find the AWS IAM Login tool here.

Roman Plessl is one of the AWS Certified Solution Architects at nine.ch and writes about the most important AWS news for Swiss customers every week. Follow Roman on LinkedIn, to keep up to date.