AWS re:Invent finished on Friday, and there was much rejoicing

Posted on Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 by Chris Hayner

Featured in this episode of Chaos Lever

Yaaaaaaay. There were new features and services released, but frankly it does not seem like there was anything newsworthy. So why am I talking about it? Because it’s late and i’m tired, and the NedBot3000 does NOT like it when there are empty slots in the show’s script. Big wins? None. small-to-medium wins?

Multiple MFA devices for root/IAM users. This is a big deal and was definitely necessary. No notes, except, why on earth did it take this long?

Amazon Code Catalyst- there are, I’m certain, 10’s of thousands of dudebros who are JACKED about this. Basically seems like a low/no code solution to build real infrastructure in AWS without all the annoying difficulty of “Infrastructure experience” or “Security posture” or “what will this cost me month-to-month” BORING questions.

AWS CloudWatch- This is a service that I have really, truly, honestly wanted to succeed. Look- You’re AWS. You are building a management and monitoring solution. How is it that a) it’s only just now able to monitor across accounts, but b) STILL can’t monitor across regions? And you wonder why Datadog is annihilating you in this space.