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Connect to your EC2 instance using SSH the modern way

Did you know that establishing an SSH connection with an EC2 instance is possible without configuring a key pair and allowing inbound traffic on port 22? How is that possible? The secret is a combination of EC2 Instance Connect and Systems Manager (SSM)...

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How to set up Jenkins on AWS?

What’s the best way to run Jenkins on AWS? As Jenkins is still a popular automation server used for continuous integration and deployment, consulting clients have engaged me to design and implement a cloud architecture for Jenkins several times in recen...

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Parental Leave (Michael)

Taking care of my family is the number one priority for me. Luckily, Andreas and I bootstrapped a profitable business that provides us tremendous freedom. Starting today, I’m on parental leave for the next six months. I’m looking forward to dedicating m...

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2021 in Review

The past 12 months have been an exciting time for us. We started the year with high expectations and a significant investment in video recording. Our goal was to attract 1,000 paying subscribers for exclusive video content called cloudonaut plus. Each w...

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Video Hosting on AWS

How to embed a video into your website? There is an alternative that looks and feels much more professional than embedding a YouTube video. Read on to learn how to host video-on-demand with the help of Amazon Web Services (AWS). First of all, deliverin...

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AWS Architect Mindset

Architecting applications on AWS is challenging. On the one hand, you need a broad understanding of AWS services. On the other hand, you have to know the details as well. In this blog post, I outline the mindset you need to build on AWS successfully. ...

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EBS Snapshot Pitfalls: Does your backup withstand reality?

Does your disaster recovery plan deliver what it promises? Here are three reasons why your plan won’t stand up to reality. Learn about common pitfalls when backing up EC2 instances with the help of EBS snapshots. A crash-consistent snapshot leads to da...

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Sponsored Authentic and hands-on AWS consulting. Join superluminar!

In 2015 - after building on Amazon Web Services for two years - I made a big decision. I wanted to become a consultant focusing on AWS. One of the best career decisions I have ever made. As a consultant, I worked with many different people in different ...

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Celebrating five years of marbot

Five years ago, we released marbot - ChatOps for AWS . Back in the day, marbot connected Amazon CloudWatch and Slack to spread alerts among your team members. Today, marbot configures AWS monitoring rules, receives alerts from any AWS service, and provi...

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Containers on AWS: ECS, EKS, and Fargate

The container landscape in general and on AWS in particular is changing quickly. AWS releases new services and features to deploy containers constantly. Currently, the most interesting options are: Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Elastic Kubernetes ...

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