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AWS Config Updated, Moved Out of Preview

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) updated its AWS Config cloud configuration service and moved the project out of preview status.

The fully managed security and governance configuration service provides users with resource inventory, configuration history and change notifications.

"With AWS Config you can discover existing AWS resources, export a complete inventory of your AWS resources with all configuration details, and determine how a resource was configured at any point in time," AWS says on its site. "These capabilities enable compliance auditing, security analysis, resource change tracking and troubleshooting."

Along with moving the service out of preview status, AWS added new regions supporting it and made other enhancements, including adding the ability to record calls to the Config API in AWS CloudTrail, which records API calls to AWS and delivers related log files.

"To top things, off, AWS Partner ServiceNow is ready to talk about the work that they have done to use the information generated by Config to drive their Configuration Management Database (CMDB)," said company exec Jeff Barr in a blog post yesterday.

Barr, who first wrote about AWS Config last year during the company's re:Invent conference, goes into much detail about how to use the service in his blog post. He framed his discourse in relation to "the dynamic nature of the AWS cloud and how organizations face new challenges with regard to asset tracking, inventory management, change management, and governance when they move their operations to the cloud."

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