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AWS introduces API tracking, Desktop-as-a-Service and app streaming

Cloud provider announces new tools to better support online developers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) kicked off its Re:Invent 2013 event in Las Vegas with a host of new announcements.

Developers can now keep track of AWS APIs with CloudTrail, which records usage of the APIs and creates log files in the vendor's S3 Cloud storage product.

With CloudTrail, users can see what actions have been carried out at what time, as well as which users have carried out what activity from which IP address.

AWA is throwing its hat into the virtual desktop space with Amazon WorkSpaces, which will enable Microsoft Windows and WorkSpaces compatible software to be usable on desktop and mobile devices via the Cloud.

Since WorkSpaces sessions run in the Cloud, users will have the ability to carry over their user experience from one device to the other.

The other major announcement was Amazon AppStream, which allows developers to stream application content to mobile devices with the help of the Cloud.

This product is targeted at developers that want to deliver HD video or 3D game content to Internet enabled devices, with the computational aspect carried out in the Cloud.

Pricing and availability in A/NZ for the three new products is yet to be announced.

Patrick Budmar travelled to Re:Invent 2013 as a guest of AWS.