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ECS vs. Kubernets: same same but different

ECS vs. Kubernets: same same but different

EC2 Container Service (ECS) and Kubernetes (K8s) are solving the same problem: managing containers across a cluster of hosts. The battle between ECS and Kubernetes reminds me of the editor war between vi and Emacs: heated discussions focusing on technic...

New Online Training - AWS in Motion

New Online Training - AWS in Motion

We are happy to announce the filming of our book Amazon Web Services in Action. Our video course AWS in Motion is introducing Amazon’s cloud offerings in more than 3 hours of video lessons and 25 exercises. Manning has published our online course consi...

Amazon Elasticsearch Service revised

Amazon Elasticsearch Service revised

AWS first! is one of our consulting principles. Using a managed service provided by AWS is usually offering the most bang for the buck. But there are pitfalls and downsides hidden behind shiny marketing promises of these managed services as well. Amazon...

AWS Security Primer

AWS Security Primer

I was preparing some AWS Security related training. Soon, I realized that this topic is too huge to fit into my brain. So I structured my thoughts in a mind map1. Within a couple of minutes2 I came up with this: What is your first reaction? Mine was pr...

AWS Velocity Series: Summary

AWS Velocity Series: Summary

Do you want to be faster by using AWS? I see many AWS customers struggling with high expectations and some even slow down. That’s why I wrote the AWS Velocity Series. Let me sum up what matters most when optimizing for speed. 1. Select your runtime envi...

New CloudFormation Template - Operational Alerts and new Docs

New CloudFormation Template - Operational Alerts and new Docs

Today, we release v3.1.x of our Free Templates for AWS CloudFormation. The highlights of the release are: You can now receive alerts if the infrastructure is not working with the oprations/alert.yaml template. Existing templates now have a ParentAlertS...

AWS Velocity Series: Serverless app

AWS Velocity Series: Serverless app

The API Gateway provides an HTTPS endpoint that invokes a Lambda function when a request arrives. The diagram was created with Cloudcraft - Visualize your cloud architecture like a pro. As you can see, there is not much infrastructure to set up. To mak...

AWS Velocity Series: Containerized ECS based app CI/CD pipeline

AWS Velocity Series: Containerized ECS based app CI/CD pipeline

In the previous article, you learned how to use CloudFormation to describe a production-ready infrastructure for a containerized app running on ECS. In this article you will learn to: Automate the creation of a Docker image that contains the app Deploy...

AWS Velocity Series: Containerized ECS based app infrastructure

AWS Velocity Series: Containerized ECS based app infrastructure

EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a highly scalable, fast, container management service that makes it easy to run, stop, and manage Docker containers on a cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. To run an application on ECS, you need the following components: Do...

Painlessly create or update a CloudFormation stack in an idempotent way

Painlessly create or update a CloudFormation stack in an idempotent way

When integrating CloudFormation into your CI/CD pipeline you are faced with the challenge of creating a CloudFormation stack on the first run of the pipeline, while you need to update the stack for all following pipeline runs. If you use the AWS CLI thi...


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