AWS Weekly Roundup – AWS Dedicated Local Zones, Events and More – August 28, 2023 | Amazon Web Services

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This week, I will meet our customers and partners at the AWS Summit Mexico. If you are around, please come say hi at the community lounge and at the F1 Game Day where I will spend most of my time. I would love to discuss your developer experience on AWS and listen to your stories about building on AWS.

Last Week’s Launches
I am amazed at how quickly service teams are deploying services to the new il-central-1 Region, aka AWS Israel (Tel-Aviv) Region. I counted no fewer than 25 new service announcements since we opened the Region on August 1, including ten just for last week!

In addition to these developments in the new Region, here are some launches that got my attention during the previous week.

AWS Dedicated Local Zones – Just like Local Zones, Dedicated Local Zones are a type of AWS infrastructure that is fully managed by AWS. Unlike Local Zones, they are built for exclusive use by you or your community and placed in a location or data center specified by you to help comply with regulatory requirements. I think about them as a portion of AWS infrastructure dedicated to my exclusive usage.

Enhanced search on AWS re:Post – AWS re:Post is a cloud knowledge service. The enhanced search experience helps you locate answers and discover articles more quickly. Search results are now presenting a consolidated view of all AWS knowledge on re:Post. The view shows AWS Knowledge Center articles, question and answers, and community articles that are relevant to the user’s search query.

Amazon QuickSight supports scheduled programmatic export to Microsoft Excel – Amazon QuickSight now supports scheduled generation of Excel workbooks by selecting multiple tables and pivot table visuals from any sheet of a dashboard. Snapshot Export APIs will now also support programmatic export to Excel format, in addition to Paginated PDF and CSV.

Amazon WorkSpaces announced a new client to support Ubuntu 20.04 and 22.04 – The new client, powered by WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP), improves the remote desktop experience by offering enhanced web conferencing functionality, better multi-monitor support, and a more user-friendly interface. To get started, simply download the new Linux client versions from Amazon WorkSpaces client download website.

Amazon Sagemaker CPU/GPU profiler – We launched the preview of Amazon SageMaker Profiler, an advanced observability tool for large deep learning workloads. With this new capability, you are able to access granular compute hardware-related profiling insights for optimizing model training performance.

Amazon Sagemaker rolling deployments strategy – You can now update your Amazon SageMaker Endpoints using a rolling deployment strategy. Rolling deployment makes it easier for you to update fully-scaled endpoints that are deployed on hundreds of popular accelerated compute instances.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS News
Some other updates and news that you might have missed:

On-demand Container Loading in AWS Lambda – This one is not new from this week, but I spotted it while I was taking a few days of holidays. Marc Brooker and team were awarded Best Paper by USENIX Association for On-demand Container Loading in AWS Lambda (pdf). They explained in detail the challenges of loading (huge) container images in AWS Lambda. A must-read if you’re curious how Lambda functions work behind the scenes (pdf).

The Official AWS Podcast – Listen each week for updates on the latest AWS news and deep dives into exciting use cases. There are also official AWS podcasts in several languages. Check out the ones in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

AWS Open Source News and Updates – This is a newsletter curated by my colleague Ricardo to bring you the latest open source projects, posts, events, and more.

Upcoming AWS Events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events:

AWS Hybrid Cloud & Edge Day (August 30) – Join a free-to-attend one-day virtual event to hear the latest hybrid cloud and edge computing trends, emerging technologies, and learn best practices from AWS leaders, customers, and industry analysts. To learn more, see the detail agenda and register now.

AWS Global SummitsAWS Summits – The 2023 AWS Summits season is almost ending with the last two in-person events in Mexico City (August 30) and Johannesburg (September 26).

AWS re:Invent – But don’t worry because re:Invent season (November 27–December 1) is coming closer. Join us to hear the latest from AWS, learn from experts, and connect with the global cloud community. Registration is now open.

AWS Community Days AWS Community Day– Join a community-led conference run by AWS user group leaders in your region: Aotearoa (September 6), Lebanon (September 9), Munich (September 14), Argentina (September 16), Spain (September 23), and Chile (September 30). Visit the landing page to check out all the upcoming AWS Community Days.

CDK Day (September 29) – A community-led fully virtual event with tracks in English and Spanish about CDK and related projects. Learn more at the website.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Week in Review!

This post is part of our Week in Review series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS!

— seb