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February 5, 2020

Top AWS Product Announcement- Week 2

Chris Patterson

Happy February everyone! Here’s an update on recent news from the AWS blog. Once again, we’ve picked what we see as the most important developments from AWS. This week, we look into Amazon RDS for MySQL supporting authentication with Active Directory. It’s a quick read, and you can always click on the link below for more information.

Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports authentication of database users using AWS Managed Microsoft Active Directory Service. Amazon RDS for MySQL makes it easy to set up, operate and scale MySQL deployments in the cloud, and Microsoft Active Directory authentication gives the benefits of single sign-on and centralized authentication of MySQL users. Read more here.

Why it matters: This is important because it streamlines and simplifies authentication and authorization on a major database platform, and thereby enables a more consistent security model.

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We’ll be back next week with another update! 

About Chris Patterson

Leveraging his technical background and consulting skills, Chris Patterson was a key player in building Navisite’s cloud computing platform, NaviCloud, from the ground up and is responsible for overseeing its continual upgrades and improvement making sure it meets clients evolving needs from both a technical and business perspective. In addition he oversees the development and implementation teams for Navisite’s Desktop-as-a-Service and NaviCloud Intelligent Storage solutions. Prior to joining Navisite, Patterson spent nine years at MTM technologies as the Director of Information Security Services, where he gained extensive experience developing and consulting on security policies in a variety of different industries including financial, retail, legal, health care, and public sector. Chris holds a Bachelors of Science in nuclear engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and currently lives in Delaware.

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