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Your launchpad for Amazon Web Services
Getting started with IPv6 on AWS
In mid-2019, AWS paid ~$108M to access 4 million IPv4 addresses from Amateur Radio Digital Communications - $27 per IP address. The reason why AWS spends so much money on IPv4 addresses is simple: There are no free IPv4 addresses that regional internet ...Read more
How to enable CORS on API Gateway with Lambda proxy integration?
When building single-page applications (SPA), you will sooner or later stumble upon Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS). In short, a browser does only allow requests to the same same origin (domain, protocol and port), that was used for the initial req...Read more
Unboxing Amazon Timestream
My first job after graduation in 2011 was all about time-series data. My first task was to connect an exchange data feed with our on-premises time-series database (we used kdb+ by KX Systems). Whenever the exchange matches a buyer and seller, a trade is...Read more
Caching on AWS 101
Oftentimes, the idea of adding a caching layer arises when users start complaining about the performance of an application. Adding a cache to your architecture does not solve all problems — especially when implementing that change under pressure to fix ...Read more
Have you replaced IAM Users with AWS SSO yet?
The most secure option to isolate workloads from each other is to use multiple AWS accounts. Many organizations use different AWS accounts for testing and production, for example. The more AWS accounts you use, the more complicated it gets to manage use...Read more
Become a Docker on AWS professional!
Our book Rapid Docker on AWS is designed for DevOps engineers and web developers who want to run dockerized web applications on AWS. We lead you with many examples: From dockerizing your application to Continuous Deployment and Infrastructure as Code on AWS. No prior knowledge of Docker and AWS is required. Get the first chapter for free!
Use multiple AWS accounts, but keep it simple!
Getting started with AWS is a challenge. Unlimited possibilities, competing solutions, and distractions. Even the first step to create an AWS account requires careful planning. AWS marketers promote the AWS Landing Zone solution. Consulting partners add...Read more
Seamless EC2 monitoring with the Unified CloudWatch Agent
Shipping logs and metrics from an EC2 instance to CloudWatch was painful in the past. By default, you only get metrics about CPU utilization, disk and network IO. The missing pieces are metrics about memory and disk usage and logs. Plenty of different o...Read more
Advanced AWS Networking: Pitfalls That You Should Avoid
AWS offers shiny and powerful networking services. However, you should know about the pitfalls when designing advanced networking architectures for AWS. I will share some pitfalls that came to my attention when consulting clients to get the most out of ...Read more
What's the best AWS Compute option for your project?
There are many good reasons why you should move to the cloud and AWS in particular. Benefit from the latest innovations or consume sophisticated technology as a commodity (relational databases, Hadoop clusters, data warehouses, …) to lower your time to ...Read more
AWS Cost Optimization 101
The beginning of the year is the perfect time to clean up and optimize. This also applies to your AWS bill. I’ve composed practical tips on how to cut costs with small effort. The good thing about AWS: you typically pay per usage. The bad thing about A...Read more
Resilient task scheduling with ECS Fargate
Many applications use scheduled jobs to automate recurring tasks, such as: Generating and sending a monthly report. Disabling users who haven’t logged in for more than 365 days. Deleting stale data from the database. Doing so is simple, as long as an...Read more
Andreas & Michael Wittig
We are independent consultants, technical writers, and programming founders. All these activities have to do with AWS. And by the way, we are brothers too.
In 2009, we joined the same company as software developers. Three years later, we were looking for a way to deploy our software—an online banking platform—in an agile way. We got excited about the possibilities in the cloud and the DevOps movement. It’s no wonder we ended up migrating the whole infrastructure of Tullius Walden Bank to AWS. This was a first in the finance industry, at least in Germany! Since 2015, we have accelerated the cloud journeys of startups, mid-sized companies, and enterprises. We have penned books like Amazon Web Services in Action and Rapid Docker on AWS, we regularly update our blog, and we are contributing to the Open Source community. Besides running a 2-headed consultancy, we are entrepreneurs building Software-as-a-Service products.
We are available for projects.