Welcome to cloudonaut
Your launchpad for Amazon Web Services
We have a podcast!
We launched the cloudonaut Podcast! Every other week, Andreas or I prepare the topic of the podcast. The topic is not known to the other one, which results in surprising conversations inspired by our daily work with AWS. Subscribe to the podcast: Appl...Read more
Most popular topics
EC2 Instance Connect is an insecure default!
You can also listen to this topic in our podcast! Two months before, Michael wrote about why AWS SSM is a trojan horse. Shortly after that, AWS released EC2 Instance Connect, which is even worse. If you use Amazon Linux 2 or Ubuntu, the chances are h...Read more
Verify SNS messages delivered via HTTP(S) in Node.js
Are you implementing an HTTP/HTTPS endpoint for SNS? If so, you should definetly verify the incoming messages. Otherwise, anyone on the Internet can deliver messages to your HTTP/HTTPS endpoint. Which is a security risk. How do you verify incoming mess...Read more
My mental model of AWS
AWS is a complex system that no one can understand end-to-end? As AWS professionals we still have to deal with the AWS system daily. We design for AWS, and we debug our applications running in AWS. How can we deal with a system that is too complex to un...Read more
EKS vs. ECS: orchestrating containers on AWS
AWS announced Kubernetes-as-a-Service at re:Invent in November 2017: Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS). Since yesterday, EKS is generally available. I discussed ECS vs. Kubernetes before EKS was a thing. Therefore, I’d like to take a second...Read more
Migrating to Amazon Linux 2
I run all my EC2 workloads on Amazon Linux. It comes with a superb AWS integration, a secure default configuration, regular security updates, and I can open AWS Support tickets if I run into any problems. In late December 2017, AWS announced the succes...Read more
New book: Rapid Docker on AWS
Our learning experience designed for web developers and DevOps engineers who want to dockerize their web applications and run their Docker containers on Amazon Web Services. Prior knowledge of Docker and AWS is not required. Simple to use and fast to implement!
Andreas is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) and DevOps enthusiast. His first cloud project was to build the infrastructure for an online banking platform on AWS. Andreas loves to teach no matter if virtual or face-to-face. He is the author of Amazon Web Services in Action, published by Manning.
Michael Wittig is author of Amazon Web Services in Action (Manning). He helps his clients to gain value from Amazon Web Services. As a software engineer he develops cloud-native real-time web applications. He has expertise in distributed system development and architecture, with experience in algorithmic trading and real-time analytics.
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