Welcome back for the 26th installment in our weekly blog series! This week, we'll be taking a (short) look at what's new on Alibaba Cloud. Let's get to it!
7th Generation ECS hardware is now being rolled out to Alibaba Cloud datacenters. This means:
vTPM (virtual Trusted Platform Module) support
More info here
You can now create up to 20 instances in a Deployment Set, instead of just 7.
Ok, so this isn't exactly new (the feature has been available since March this year), but it's still worth mentioning.
If you need to upgrade or downgrade a Pay-As-You-Go instance's CPU or Memory allocation (rather than adding more instances) then this is a good solution.
Learn more here.
You can now break your Function Compute code packages into "layers". For instance, public libraries which your function depends on can be stored in a separate layer from your code, reducing the size of your code package when you deploy or update your Function Compute functions.
You can also use this feature with custom Function Compute runtimes. This way, multiple functions can inherit the same custom runtime. Learn more here
You can now upload a backup file to an OSS bucket, then use this to create a new ApsaraDB RDS MySQL 5.7 or MySQL 8.0 instance. No need to import using the MySQL client or via DTS!
When calling the RDS API, you can now create up to 20 new RDS database instances simultaneously.
ApsaraDB RDS Microsoft SQL now supports TDE (Transparent Data Encryption) with your own custom keys (also known as "BYOK" for "Bring Your Own Key"). You can learn more here.
Log Service now supports distributed tracing based on the OpenTelemetry protocol.
Layer 4 monitoring has also been added to allow collection of Layer 4 log data from Server Load Balancer.
Docker Hub container images can now be scanned by Security Center. This is now supported in Security Center's Basic Edition.
Network connections between containers and the Internet can also now be visualized in Ultimate Edition.
Finally! Cloud Firewall now works in US West. See the full region list for details.
This gives RAM better multi-account identity management. See more details here
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