AWS Introduces Inter-region VPC Pairing
The recent AWS re:Invent saw the launch of inter-region VPC pairing. In the past, users have been able to link up virtual private clouds that are located within the same region. This allowed to VPCs to interact with each other as if they were on the same network.
Now, this same peering model can apply to VPCs across different regions. As before, it may work in the same account or through two existing ones.
A text-to-speech service with 47 voices and 24 languages, Amazon Polly was previously introduced back in 2016. Since then, it has added Korean to its repertoire of languages, as well as features like whispering, speech marks, timbre effects, and others.
Now, AWS has announced the launch of a WordPress plugin for Amazon Polly. This plug-in will allow Polly to generate high-quality audio versions of your text—perfect for audiences who prefer listening to reading.
Cloud security remains a paramount concern at AWS. Hence, they are introducing encryption at rest for AWS DynamoDB. While Encryption at rest had already existed for services like SFS and EQS, now it can be used to secure sensitive data in your AWS DynamoDB tables.
Both companies posted record sales far ahead of the competition: AWS reported $4.58 billion in sales for the last quarter and Microsoft reported Azure revenue up 93% as part its $6.8 billion Intelligent Cloud Services. It’s very difficult to determine who has the edge in the cloud service industry.
Let’s take a closer look at both CSPs and see where their strengths lie.