November 2017

EC2 network performance demystified: m3 and m4

AWS offers EC2 instances in different sizes, defined by the instance type. How do you decide which instance type to use? Do you need an m4.large or m4.xlarge instance? At least the following factors should affect your decision: How much memory does the operating system and application need? Does your application benefit from multiple CPU cores? What is the expected network throughput going in and out your instance? It’s easy to get the information about the memory and CPU capacity of an instance type a...

Meet me at AWS re:Invent and have breakfast with me

Meet me at AWS re:Invent and have breakfast with me

If you attend this year’s AWS re:Invent, this blog post is for you! I will invite a group of people to have breakfast together on Tuesday morning (Nov 28, 9-10am) offside the noisy halls where you could get your complimentary re:Invent breakfast. Food a...

Your Lambda function might execute twice. Be prepared!

Your Lambda function might execute twice. Be prepared!

Are you confused when scheduled Lambdas execute twice, SNS messages trigger an invocation three times, your handmade S3 inventory is out of date because events occurred twice? Bad news: Sooner or later, your Lambda function will be invoked multiple time...

Send CloudWatch Alarms to Slack with AWS Lambda

Send CloudWatch Alarms to Slack with AWS Lambda

As we all know, things go wrong. That’s why monitoring and alerting are essential topics. Wouldn’t it be nice, if problems in your AWS account would show up in Slack? So you can react quickly while using your favorite messaging tool. In this blog post, ...


marbot

Are you part of a highly motivated DevOps team? Use marbot, a friendly chatbot, to forward all kind of alerts from your AWS infrastructure to Slack. Alerts are escalated across your team automatically allowing you to focus on your daily work.

Amazon Web Services in Action (Second Edition)

Amazon Web Services in Action (Second Edition) introduces you to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud.