For the last two weeks, I’ve been making predictions of what might be announced at AWS’ upcoming re:Invent conference. In week 1, I made some guesses around potential serverless offerings. For week 2, I focused on data processing and data pipelines – e.g. data 2.0.
This week, I’m going to focus on some little changes that can just make things a little bit easier. These could easily be swept under the rug, but sometimes the little things make a big difference. Things like the recently announced S3 public access protection, and streaming support for Transcribe are great examples of little things that are quite impactful.
I’ll take a break from long descriptions and just punch out some bullet lists of predictions/wish-list items.
Given how much creating a multi-account organization is promoted – both from a security perspective, as well as a functional one (limits per-account, etc.), any improvements to this area would be greatly appreciated. The announcement of the start of cross account resource management is a great start. Some hopeful additional announcements in this area:
Authentication and security are obviously keystones in AWS – and improving anything in this area will significantly help all customers.
Some small improvements that will be highly impactful:
There are a lot of other areas that can be improved by making a few minor adjustments:
Obviously, most of these won’t happen. With re:Invent this week, this will be the last part in this series. While there, I’ll do a follow-up post to the keynote addresses to judge how well I did with these predictions – and to see what is announced that I didn’t see coming.
Hopefully by looking at the guesses I’ve made, you can think of some areas where leveraging the cloud can help your business in new ways – the massive toolbox that AWS (and other cloud vendors) provide you give you an entirely new way of looking at building products. By mixing and matching traditional infrastructure, ‘serverless’ tools, managed services, and your imagination – you can truly bring your products to your customers faster, cheaper, and in a more scalable manner than ever before.
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