Three ways to run Docker on AWS
There are a bunch of different ways to run your containerized workloads on AWS. This blog post compares the three most important ways to run Docker on AWS: Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) with AWS Fargate Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kub...Read more
Fargate networking 101
Fargate runs Docker containers on AWS. ECS is responsible for orchestrating the containers that Fargate runs. If you are new to Fargate, I recommend you to read: ECS vs. Fargate: What’s the difference?. ECS and Fargate offer deep integration with other ...Read more
Beginner-friendly mobile backend based on AWS AppSync
Are you looking for a way to build a backend for a mobile or web application on AWS? You should check out the newcomer announced by AWS last year: AWS AppSync which provides a GraphQL based API endpoint. AppSync is serverless and very beginner friendly....Read more
A brief history of AWS architectures
The way you create architectures on AWS has evolved over the last ten years. In this blog post, I demonstrate what is better today than ten years before. 2009 In 2009, a typical architecture on AWS used the following components: Classic Load Balancer ...Read more
ECS vs. Fargate: What's the difference?
When discussing options to run Docker on AWS, I’m often asked about the differences between ECS and EKS or Kubernets. However, lately, a new question arises: What’s the difference between ECS and AWS Fargate? In this blog post, you get the answer. You a...Read more
Serverless WebSocket API: API Gateway, Kinesis, Lambda
Nowadays, it is a common approach to use a RESTful API following the synchronous request/response model. But what about asynchronous communication? Or communication that is synchronous but could be modeled asynchronous as well? A WebSocket API based on ...Read more
Cost savings with DynamoDB On-Demand: Lessons learned
One of my favorite features announced during re:Invent 2018 is DynamoDB On-Demand. With DynamoDB On-Demand, we can use DynamoDB without provisioning capacity. Instead, we pay per request. Sounds amazing? I was excited and re-configured all DynamoDB tabl...Read more
AWS SLA: Are you able to keep your availability promise?
Are you offering availability of 99.99% or more to your clients? Bad news, you might not be able to keep your promise! Recently AWS announced a bunch of new Service Level Agreements (SLA). Therefore, it is now possible to calculate the expected availabi...Read more
Fargate is ready for prime time, and we share our CloudFormation templates
The recent AWS Fargate Price Reduction (up to 50%) is the last piece in the puzzle to call Fargate a reasonable choice for running Docker workloads on AWS. The CIO perspective is as simple as this: you provide the Docker image and scaling rules, Fargate...Read more
2018 in Review
The year 2018 is coming to an end. We want to thank our readers, customers, supporters, and partners. It was a pleasure to be part of an inspiring community. BlogWe share how-tos, lessons learned and opinions on our blog cloudonaut.io. Thanks for readi...Read more
Incident Management for Slack
Team up to solve incidents with our chatbot marbot. Never miss a critical alert. Escalate alerts from your AWS infrastructure among your team members. Strong integrations with all parts of your AWS infrastructure: CloudWatch, Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, EC2, ...