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Show your Tool: Parliament

In this series, we present AWS tooling from the community for the community. We talk directly with the tool makers. Who are they? What problem does the tool solve? And what motivates them to contribute to open-source AWS tooling. This time, we talk wit...

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In the making: Rapid Docker on AWS Video Course

In October 2019, we released Rapid Docker on AWS as an eBook. Today, we launch early access to our new Video Course. Rapid Docker on AWS is designed for DevOps engineers and web developers who want to run dockerized web applications on AWS. We lead you ...

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EC2 Instances 2.0 - Time to Update Your Toolbox

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) has more than 13 years of public history and is one of the oldest AWS services. EC2 is a mature service that reinvented itself many times: From EC2 classic to Amazon VPC. From SSH access to AWS SSM Session Manager. Fr...

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How to secure your DevOps tools with ALB authentication?

Are you hosting any DevOps tools like GitLab, Jenkins, Kibana, Grafana, or phpMyAdmin yourself? On the one hand, it is convenient to provide access to those tools via the Internet. On the other hand, those tools add high-risk attack vectors to your infr...

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10 Success Factors for Starting Your Cloud Journey

Are you planning to start the cloud journey for your organization soon? Learn from others to turn your initiative into a huge success. Michael and I have accompanied medium-sized businesses and enterprises in their transformation projects and would like...

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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...

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2019: Review and Outlook

The year is coming to an end. We want to say “thank you” to our clients, partners, supporters, and readers. In this blog post, we look back on the past year and dare a look at the next year. ReviewWe love blogging and published 53 articles on cloudonau...

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Dockerizing Ruby on Rails

Did you dockerize your Ruby on Rails application already? You definitely should! Read on to learn why and how. Shipping software is a challenge. Endless installation instructions explain in detail how to install and configure an application as well as a...

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Combine CloudWatch metrics for Auto Scaling or to reduce costs

Every part of your AWS infrastructure emits utilization metrics. Amazon CloudWatch collects these metrics and allows you to visualize them as well as to define alarms. AWS announced an exciting new feature allowing you to combine multiple metrics recent...

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All you need to know about AWS re:Invent in 2019

re:Invent was a blast: five days packed with announcements of new services and features. We have created a top 10 list for our re:Invent recap. Here is all you need to know about re:Invent 2019. Michael has collected some voices in Las Vegas. Listen to...

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