Posted On: Aug 24, 2020

Amazon AppConfig is now available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD.

Amazon AppConfig makes it easy for customers to quickly roll out application configurations across applications hosted on EC2 instances, containers, Amazon Lambda, mobile apps, IoT devices, and on-premise servers in a validated, controlled and monitored way. Amazon AppConfig provides System administrators, DevOps engineers, and developers the ability to manage configuration changes, similar to the way they manage code, but without the need for deploying code or taking their application out of service when a configuration value changes, thus mitigating risk of potential outages. 

Amazon AppConfig provides you with the ability to validate application’s configuration data against a schema or Lambda function that will run against the configuration. Adding this validation logic to your application configurations helps ensure your configuration data is syntactically and semantically correct before making it available to your application. This validation helps ensure that the configuration being deployed meets expected results. The deployment proceeds only if the validation is successful.  

Amazon AppConfig also supports best practices by rolling out configuration changes over a defined time period while monitoring the application to catch any errors and rollback the changes if in case any errors occur, to minimize the impact to the users.  

During configuration deployment, Amazon AppConfig monitors the application to ensure that the rollout is successful. This is especially useful if you want introduce changes to your application that can only be tested with production traffic and for customers who want to release new products or features. Customers can also use Amazon  AppConfig to reduce stress on their application when a dependency or other external factor is impacting their system.  

Amazon AppConfig allows you to store and manage your configuration content as Amazon AppConfig hosted configurations, Systems Manager Parameters, Systems Manager Documents and Amazon S3 Objects.

Amazon AppConfig is also available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), Europe (Milan), Middle East (Bahrain), Africa (Cape Town) and South America (São Paulo) Amazon Web Services Regions. 

To get started, select Amazon AppConfig in the Amazon Web Services Management Console. To learn more about Amazon AppConfig, visit the Amazon AppConfig Documentation and Amazon AppConfig Product Page.