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AWS Tokyo 也有 Amazon Aurora (PostgreSQL) 可以用了

剛剛翻到 AWS 宣佈 Amazon Aurora (PostgreSQL) 在東京開放使用了:「Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility is Available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region」。

The PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora is now available in 10 regions. With the addition of the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region, you have a new option for database placement, availability, and scalability.

不過 Region Table 裡面還沒更新,亞洲區裡面的東京還沒勾起來,應該過幾天就會更新了...

Amazon Route 53 的 Auto Naming API 可以指到 CNAME 位置了

Amazon Route 53 的 Auto Naming API 可以拿來跑 Service Discovery (參考先前的「用 Amazon Route 53 做 Service Discovery」這篇),當時是 A/AAAA/SRV record,現在則可以註冊 CNAME 了:「Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming Announces Support for CNAME Record Type and Alias to ELB」。

最直接的影響就是 ELB 的部份了,透過 ELB 處理前端的話,覆載平衡以及數量限制的問題就會減輕很多 (之前是靠 Round-robin DNS 打散,而且限制一次最多回應五個 record):

Beginning today, you can use the Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming APIs to create CNAME records when you register instances of your microservices, and your microservices can discover the CNAMEs by querying DNS for the service name. Additionally, you can use the Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming APIs to create Route 53 alias records that route traffic to Amazon Elastic Load Balancers (ELBs).

Cloudflare Worker 進入 Open Beta 讓大家玩了...

去年 Cloudflare 宣佈了 Cloudflare Worker,讓使用者可以在 Edge 端跑 JavaScript (參考「Cloudflare 也能在各端點跑 JavaScript 了」),也就是可以在 Cloudflare 節點上面對 HTTP request 與 HTTP response 做更多事情,類似於 AWSLambda@Edge

不過去年公佈的當時需要申請才有機會用,算是 Private Beta。現在則是開放讓大家玩 (Open Beta) 讓大家幫忙測試了:「Cloudflare Workers is now on Open Beta」。

文件在「Cloudflare Workers Docs」這邊可以取得,就如同去年 Cloudflare 所提到的,程式的撰寫上是透過 Service Worker 的界面,這樣就不用再學一套:

Cloudflare Workers are modeled on the Service Workers available in modern web browsers, and use the same API whenever possible.

現階段 Cloudflare Worker 是免費的,看起來是用這段時間的用量與用法來看要怎麼設計收費機制:

Cloudflare Workers is completely free during the open beta. We do intend on charging for Workers, but we will notify you of our plans at least thirty days before any changes are made.

Amazon EC2 的可用頻寬提昇

AWSJeff Barr 宣佈了有 ENAEC2 instance 的頻寬提升到 25Gbps:「The Floodgates Are Open – Increased Network Bandwidth for EC2 Instances」。

分成三種,第一種是對 S3 的頻寬提昇:

EC2 to S3 – Traffic to and from Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) can now take advantage of up to 25 Gbps of bandwidth. Previously, traffic of this type had access to 5 Gbps of bandwidth. This will be of benefit to applications that access large amounts of data in S3 or that make use of S3 for backup and restore.

第二種是 EC2 對 EC2 (內網):

EC2 to EC2 – Traffic to and from EC2 instances in the same or different Availability Zones within a region can now take advantage of up to 5 Gbps of bandwidth for single-flow traffic, or 25 Gbps of bandwidth for multi-flow traffic (a flow represents a single, point-to-point network connection) by using private IPv4 or IPv6 addresses, as described here.

第三種也是 EC2 對 EC2,但是是在同一個 Cluster Placement Group:

EC2 to EC2 (Cluster Placement Group) – Traffic to and from EC2 instances within a cluster placement group can continue to take advantage of up to 10 Gbps of lower-latency bandwidth for single-flow traffic, or 25 Gbps of lower-latency bandwidth for multi-flow traffic.

有 ENA 的有這些,好像沒看到 CentOS

ENA-enabled AMIs are available for Amazon Linux, Ubuntu 14.04 & 16.04, RHEL 7.4, SLES 12, and Windows Server (2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016). The FreeBSD AMI in AWS Marketplace is also ENA-enabled, as is VMware Cloud on AWS.

AWS 多了一卡車服務符合 PCI DSS

碰到信用卡卡號時會需要的 PCI DSS,在 AWS 上面多了一卡車服務過了這個認證:「AWS Adds 16 More Services to Its PCI DSS Compliance Program」。

多了這些,有不少其實蠻常用的東西:

  • Amazon Inspector
  • Amazon Macie
  • Amazon QuickSight
  • Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration
  • Amazon SageMaker
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service
  • AWS Batch
  • AWS CodeBuild
  • AWS Lambda@Edge
  • AWS Shield
  • AWS Snowball
  • AWS Snowball Edge
  • AWS Snowmobile
  • AWS Systems Manager
  • AWS X-Ray

Lambda@Edge 可以用表示信用卡處理頁面上也可以卡這個服務進來了,另外比較意外的是,SNS 之前居然沒在 PCI DSS 清單裡面喔 XDDD

Amazon Aurora (PostgreSQL) 也支援 Read Replica 了

Amazon Aurora (PostgreSQL) 支援 Read Replica 了:「Announcing Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL Read Replica for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL」。

馬上想到的用途是量爆增時,如果當初有作 R/W split (讀寫分離) 就可以直接用錢撐住,不過官方給的範例是降低 RDS 轉移到 Aurora 的 downtime,這點就有點微妙...:

You can now create an Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL read replica for an Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL instance, allowing you to continuously replicate to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. This helps you minimize downtime when migrating a live workload from Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL, by keeping the instances in sync until you're ready to move your applications and users to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL.

所以這次算是陸陸續續把功能補上來,在 Amazon Aurora (MySQL) 有的一般性功能,這邊就跟著先實作...

AWS KMS 可以在 VPC 內直接存取了

AWS Key Management Service 宣布支援 AWS PrivateLink Endpoint 了:「How to Connect Directly to AWS Key Management Service from Amazon VPC by Using an AWS PrivateLink Endpoint」。先前需要透過 Internet 流量存取 (透過 NAT、Proxy 之類的服務),現在則是可以接到 VPC 內直接用了:

Previously, applications running inside a VPC required internet access to connect to AWS KMS. This meant managing internet connectivity through internet gateways, Network Address Translation (NAT) devices, or firewall proxies.

With support for Amazon VPC endpoints, you can now keep all traffic between your VPC and AWS KMS within the AWS network and avoid management of internet connectivity.

KMS 需要 Internet 也是之前設計架構時比較痛的地方,現在總算是有個方向可以減少痛處了...

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...)。

Cloudflare 推出 Cloudflare Access,實作 Google 推出的 BeyondCorp

Google 之前發表的 BeyondCorp 採用不同的認證方式,改變企業會假設「內部網路是可信任」的這件事情:「Google 推的 BeyondCorp」,而 Cloudflare 也照著這個概念實作出一套產品,包成服務來賣:「Introducing Cloudflare Access: Like BeyondCorp, But You Don’t Have To Be A Google Employee To Use It」。

可以走雲服務的認證:

Access integrates out of the box with most of the major identity providers like Google, Azure Active Directory and Okta meaning you can quickly connect your existing identity provider to Cloudflare and use the groups and users already created to gate access to your web applications.

也可以走 TLSclient certificate 架構認證:

You can additionally use TLS with Client Authentication and limit connections only to devices with a unique client certificate.

而企業內部的服務剛好可以透過 Cloudflare 之前推出的 Wrap 串上去,不需要用 VPN 打通內部網路 (參考先前寫的「Cloudflare 推出的 Wrap 讓你不用在本地端開對外的 Port 80/443」):

If you want to use Access in front of an internal application but don’t want to open up that application to the whole internet, you can combine Access with Warp. Warp will make Cloudflare your application’s internet connection so you don’t even need a public IP.

費用的部分,第一個使用者免費,後續的使用者費用是 USD$3/month:

Access takes 5-10 minutes to setup and is free to try for up to one user (beyond that it’s $3 per seat per month, and you can contact sales for bulk discounts).

Tor 0.3.2.9 釋出,支援下一代的 Hidden Service

Tor 放出了新的 stable 版本:「Tor 0.3.2.9 is released: We have a new stable series!」。

這個版本支援新一代的 hidden service,也就是之前在「下一代的 Tor Hidden Service」這邊提到的東西,將原來 hostname 的部份從 16 chars 變成 56 chars,也就是像 7fa6xlti5joarlmkuhjaifa47ukgcwz6tfndgax45ocyn4rixm632jid.onion 這樣的網址。

這對 hidden service 很重要,因為這代表了淘汰掉舊的演算法,尤其裡面有兩個 (SHA1 與 RSA1024) 都已經確定有問題了:

a) Better crypto (replaced SHA1/DH/RSA1024 with SHA3/ed25519/curve25519)

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