Amazon Web Services kicked off its AWS: Reinventing event today from Las Vegas with a rapid flow of announcements, including several unveilings of new things it’s working on.
We know you don’t always have time to watch the entire keynote today, so let’s start with that and deliver the biggest news as soon as it’s announced, all in one easy-to-digest, easy-to-skim list. Here we are!
Stay tuned for more developments throughout the day.
Amazon announced three new serverless offerings to facilitate the management of its Aurora, Elastic Cache and Redshift serverless services. Ron wrote that “Since each of these options is serverless, it means that Amazon manages all the hardware in the background, and delivers the right amount of resources that you need, scaling as needed. without IT having to deal with everything on the back end. – end management work.” Read more.
Now that’s with your palm
AWS has taken the wraps off a new palm-scanning identification service that allows companies to authenticate people when entering physical premises. Paul reports that Amazon One Enterprise builds on the company’s existing Amazon One offering that debuted in 2020 to enable biometric payments in its own stores without Amazon’s surveillance powers. Visitors to Amazon Go stores can associate their payment card with their palm-print, allowing them to enter the store and complete their transaction by waving their hand over a scanner. Read more.
Virtual desktop environment
Amazon has launched new $195 devices that allow business users to access virtual desktop environments, such as Amazon WorkSpaces, over the internet. Sarah writes that the devices are based on Fire TV Cube hardware – a decision made by Amazon to use existing expertise from the retail giant’s arm that produces streaming media players. The company explained its decision to develop new hardware from customer feedback about wanting to lower IT spending by replacing desktops and laptops with less expensive hardware. Read more.