In order to provide a more cost effective method for downloading satellite data, AWS has launched AWS Ground Station. AWS Ground Station allows customers to control satellites and download data from them into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a managed network of ground station antennas, the company explained.

According to AWS, satellites are being used more and more by businesses, but in order to communicate with them, customers need to build ground antennas, which could be a significant undertaking for them. With AWS Ground Station, customers are charged on a per-minute basis for how much they have used.

AWS Backup now supports AWS CloudFormation
AWS also announced that AWS Backup now offers support for AWS CloudFormation. As a result, AWS CloudFormation templates can now be used to provision and automate AWS Backup events.

This new support is now available in all regions where AWS Backup is available.

Velero 1.0 is now available
VMware has announced the release of Velero 1.0. Velero provides backup and recovery for Kubernetes resources and volumes.

According to VMware, this is a significant release. Enhancements in version 1.0 include improvements to the installation process, Helm support, the plugin system, and stability.