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ECS vs. Fargate: What's the difference?

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...

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Serverless WebSocket API: API Gateway, Kinesis, Lambda

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 ...

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Cost savings with DynamoDB On-Demand: Lessons learned

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...

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AWS SLA: Are you able to keep your availability promise?

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...

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Fargate is ready for prime time, and we share our CloudFormation templates

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...

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2018 in Review

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...

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How to become an AWS expert

How to become an AWS expert

This post was original published on the AWS News Blog. If you are just starting to use AWS today, you might think it’s going to be hard to catch up. How can you become an AWS expert? How can you know everything about AWS? I asked myself the same quest...

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Eat your own dog food: how AWS leverages Serverless

Eat your own dog food: how AWS leverages Serverless

Tim Bray from Amazon gave a great talk at re:Invent 2018 where he shows us how AWS uses Serverless technologies. Did you know that some of the newer services such as API Gateway and EKS are using API Gateway and Lambda to implement the control plane? In...

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The somewhat different AWS re:Invent recap

The somewhat different AWS re:Invent recap

I’m still recovering from our trip to AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. The conference was a blast. It was a huge pleasure to meet old and new friends. This blog post contains a somewhat different recap of re:Invent 2018. Are you looking for a more traditiona...

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My mental model of AWS

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...

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