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Inter-Region VPC Peering 的範圍大幅增加

AWS 的 Inter-Region VPC Peering 又多了不少區域了:「Inter-Region VPC Peering is Now Available in Nine Additional AWS Regions」。

本來是支援 us-{east,west}-{1,2} 這四個,現在又多了 9 個,來到了 13 個:

Starting today, Inter-Region Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Peering is available in AWS EU (London), EU (Ireland), EU (Paris), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central) and South America (São Paulo) Regions in addition to AWS US East (Northern Virgina), US East (Ohio), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon) Regions.

與現在的 region 表格比較,剩下的是 ap-northeast-2 (南韓首爾) 與 eu-central-1 (德國法蘭克福),其他公開使用的區域都在這波的公告全上了。(也就是美國政府專屬區域與中國區不算在內)

Jeff Barr 正在努力回顧去年 re:Invent 發表的東西:Inter-Region VPC Peering

居然是在補進度 XDDD 這是去年 AWS re:Invent 發表的功能:「New – Inter-Region VPC Peering」,在去年的時候也有提到了:「AWS 總算推出跨區 VPC Peering 了...」。

不過當時不確定跨區域時怎麼處理傳輸加密 (或者沒有處理?),這邊 Jeff Barr 補充提到了一些細節:

Data that passes between VPCs in distinct regions flows across the AWS global network in encrypted form. The data is encrypted in AEAD fashion using a modern algorithm and AWS-supplied keys that are managed and rotated automatically. The same key is used to encrypt traffic for all peering connections; this makes all traffic, regardless of customer, look the same. This anonymity provides additional protection in situations where your inter-VPC traffic is intermittent.

這樣架構會簡單不少,不需要自己再疊一層確保加密這件事情 (因為當時沒翻到資料說有加密...)。

Amazon DynamoDB 跨區 Replication 以及備份

Amazon DynamoDB 實做了全球性的 replication,以及備份功能:「Amazon DynamoDB Update – Global Tables and On-Demand Backup」。

跨區 replication 的功能讓每個 region 都可以存取當地機房的 DynamoDB:

Global Tables – You can now create tables that are automatically replicated across two or more AWS Regions, with full support for multi-master writes, with a couple of clicks. This gives you the ability to build fast, massively scaled applications for a global user base without having to manage the replication process.

這有點類似 GoogleCloud Spanner 在前陣子也推出全球性服務,但 DynamoDB 提供的比較偏向 NoSQL 而不是 RDBMS。

另外一個限制是跨區同步是 async,會有 replication lag 的問題:

Updates are propagated to other Regions asynchronously via DynamoDB Streams and are typically complete within one second (you can track this using the new ReplicationLatency and PendingReplicationCount metrics).

不過如果是這樣的機制,conflict 的問題不知道怎麼解決... 文章裡面沒看到。

然後目前支援的區域還是有限:

Global Tables are available in the US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and EU (Frankfurt) Regions today, with more Regions in the works for 2018.

另外一個是備份與還原機制,有這樣的功能對很多計畫方便不少:

On-Demand Backup – You can now create full backups of your DynamoDB tables with a single click, and with zero impact on performance or availability. Your application remains online and runs at full speed. Backups are suitable for long-term retention and archival, and can help you to comply with regulatory requirements.

而備份還原機制是陸陸續續開放的,區域也有限:

We are rolling this new feature out on an account-by-account basis as quickly as possible, with initial availability in the US East (Northern Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) Regions.

AWS 總算推出跨區 VPC Peering 了...

AWS 總算是開始支援跨區 VPC Peering 了... 這功能喊好久了啊:「Announcing Support for Inter-Region VPC Peering」。

不過目前支援的地區只有這些:

Inter-Region VPC Peering is available in AWS US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon) and EU (Ireland) with support for other regions coming soon.

算是個開頭... 不然以前都要自己搞 High Availability 的 site-to-site IPsec tunnel。

另外沒看到跨區時有沒有加密... (理論上應該要?)

AWS 美東第二區開放

如同之前 AWS 的規劃,宣佈啟用美東第二區了 (us-east-2,在俄亥俄州):「Now Open – AWS US East (Ohio) Region」。看了一下 EC2 的價錢,與 us-east-1 是同一個級別的,其他的服務應該是都差不多...

另外因為跨州了 (而且跟 us-east-1 很近),所以官方也推薦拿來做異地服務:

With just 12 ms of round-trip latency between US East (Ohio) and US East (Northern Virginia), you can make good use of unique AWS features such as S3 Cross-Region Replication, Cross-Region Read Replicas for Amazon Aurora, Cross-Region Read Replicas for MySQL, and Cross-Region Read Replicas for PostgreSQL.

其中有個特別的地方在於 us-east-{1,2} 之間傳輸的費用會以 Inter-AZ 計費,而非以跨 region 計費。大概是希望讓大家有動力多放些東西過去,畢竟 us-east-1 實在太大,穩定性超有名的關係 XDDD:

Data transfer between the two Regions is priced at the Inter-AZ price ($0.01 per GB), making your cross-region use cases even more economical.

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