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A Deep Dive into AWS CloudTrail

Who made changes to sensitive parts of your cloud infrastructure? Capture audit logs with AWS CloudTrail. Learn how to analyze the audit logs with the help of CloudWatch Logs Insights or Athena. On top of that, we discuss how to rollout CloudTrail to al...

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Serverless in the Enterprise

Is Serverless ready for the Enterprise? I coached developers building their first Serverless applications for a large company recently and want to share my learnings and observations with you. Do you prefer listening to a podcast episode over reading ...

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Serverless Hybrid Cloud: Accessing an API Gateway via VPN or Direct Connect

Recently, I’ve been coaching a team building a Serverless application. The extraordinary thing about it? We had to create a solution fitting into the hybrid cloud approach of the organization. An essential requirement was that the Serverless application...

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AWS Backup - Vault cannot be deleted? Use this script!

With AWS Backup, it is simple to create snapshots of EBS, EFS, and more. A retention period defines the number of recovery points stored within a backup vault. When removing a backup vault, you need to delete all recovery points first. Doing so is a cum...

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cloudonaut plus - Behind the scenes

Since November last year, we published more than 20 videos and online events with tips, pitfalls, code examples, and our independent opinion. We covered AWS SSO, IMDSv2, IAM policies, S3 encryption, AMP, and many more. The community of cloudonaut plus m...

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All you need to know about encrypting S3 buckets

Dance like nobody’s watching, encrypt like everyone is. Are you encrypting your data stored on Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)? No, this video explains why and how to do so. Yes, this video helps you to avoid common pitfalls when doing so. After wat...

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CloudFormation Modules

Copying and pasting code or configuration comes with a lot of challenges. Fixing a bug requires you to find all the copies to fix them as well. Adding new features to all the copies becomes difficult if copies diverge. That’s why many programming langua...

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Does your VPC endpoint allow access to half of the Internet?

Are you using VPC endpoints to enable private connections between your VPC and AWS services? Drop everything and check the policy attached to your VPC Endpoint for S3. You might have allowed access to half of the Internet - assuming that half of the Int...

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AWS Client VPN: Connected with the Cloud

Everybody talks about remote work those days. A fundamental prerequisite is to provide secure connectivity to your infrastructure. No matter if only a few engineers or users need to access resources within a private network. About two years ago, AWS ann...

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5 good reasons not to get AWS certified

I completed my first AWS certification in 2014: AWS Solutions Architect Associate. During the following years, I accomplished all five associate and professional certificates. However, Michael and I decided not to renew our AWS certifications about a ye...

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