Amazon recently launched a redesign of its Web Services Management Console, making the user interface that gives developers access to services like EC2, S3, and SQS more organized and easier to use.
The new design offers more customization options so that users can choose which services and shortcuts they want to appear on their navigation based on what they use most often.
Since AWS has been consistently adding new options and services to the Management Console but not all the tools are used by every developer, the redesign allows for a personalized toolbar that can ultimately save time on your projects.
The photo above shows a selection of tools that users can simply drag and drop onto the top toolbar so that the often used ones can be easily accessible without wading through a massive selection of ones you rarely or never use.
Amazon also added a Monitoring View to the Management Console, which allows users to see statistics for different resources like database connections and CPU utilization. You can even view stacked graphs to compare and contrast the different resources. Smaller design changes include larger buttons, collapsible sidebar menus, and endless scrolling.
The AWS Management Console is a tool that is available for developers and other professionals. It offers a set of cloud-based infrastructure tools for building everything from enterprise applications to mobile apps.
Since AWS allows businesses and developers to run most functions from the cloud while giving access to a large variety of tools, it can be a very useful for cutting costs when running applications. And the new redesign simply makes it easier to use.
In addition to the updated interface, the Amazon also released an AWS Management Console app for Android phones, as well as support for tablet devices. Amazon also plans to add support for mobile devices on other operating systems in the near future.