AWS CloudFormation now supports blue/green deployments for Amazon ECS – AWS have a few cool announcements this week. AWS CloudFormation now supports blue/green deployments for ECS. The Amazon Chime SDK now supports 250 attendees. AWS Cloud9 is now available in five more regions, and Amazon introduce the Game Analytics Pipeline. Kicking it off this week is the announcement that AWS CloudFormation is now integrated with AWS CodeDeploy to allow their elastic container service or ECS customers with application or network load balances to invoke blue/green and Canary style deployments when they update their applications.
This allows you to incrementally increase the amount of people using a new version of your site or application that you have deployed all while still using ACS. This minimizes the interruption to your site or your application and allows you to test new deployments alongside the old to ensure it fully works before switching over completely, or it gives you the ability to roll back.
Next up, anyone using the Amazon Chime SDK now has the ability to host audio and video conferences for 250 attendees. The Chime SDK is a set of real time communications components that developers can use to add audio and video calling as well as screen-sharing capabilities to their own web and mobile applications. It’s the same technology that powers Amazon Chime itself, so the ability to now host up to 250 attendees is a great improvement.
Okay, next up, AWS Cloud9 is now available in more regions. AWS Cloud9 is the cloud based integrated development environment that lets you write, run and debug code in the browser. It’s now available in the Middle East – Bahrain region, Asia Pacific – Hong Kong, US West – North California, Europe – Paris, and South America – Sau Paolo regions.
Surely a welcome addition to all of those developers in those regions. Finally, this week, AWS have introduced the Game Analytics Pipeline solution implementation, which helps game developers launch a scalable serverless data pipeline to ingest, store, and analyze telemetric data generated by their games and services.
Even if you’re not a game developer, I highly suggest you check this out, as the architecture, design and deployment guide, which has been released, is in depth and incredibly detailed, and a great way to learn about AWS services you may have never touched on before.
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