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Monitoring a critical part of your infrastructure: Amazon Elasticsearch domain

Monitoring a critical part of your infrastructure: Amazon Elasticsearch domain

I used Elasticsearch in various projects: to add rich search functionality to applications as well as to collect and analyze logs with the help of Kibana. In both cases, either your users or your operators rely on the Elasticsearch infrastructure. In on...

Monitoring a critical part of your infrastructure: Amazon ElastiCache memcached cluster

Monitoring a critical part of your infrastructure: Amazon ElastiCache memcached cluster

In most of my projects where end-user latency is important, I usually add a caching layer to the architecture. The goal of a caching layer is to reduce load from the database and the speed up the most popular data retrievals. In one project, I was asked...

Monitoring a critical part of your infrastructure: Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

Monitoring a critical part of your infrastructure: Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

Amazon RDS provides PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server as a Service. The fully managed service covers a lot of the challenges of operating a database (e.g., master-standby replication, snapshots, patching the operating system a...

Migrating to Amazon Linux 2

Migrating to Amazon Linux 2

I run all my EC2 workloads on Amazon Linux. It comes with a superb AWS integration, a secure default configuration, regular security updates, and I can open AWS Support tickets if I run into any problems. In late December 2017, AWS announced the succes...

AWS Monitoring Primer

AWS Monitoring Primer

Monitoring is critical for a secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient cloud infrastructure. This blog post summarizes all the bits and pieces you need to think of when monitoring your AWS account. OverviewThe following mind map provides an over...

EC2 Network Performance Cheat Sheet

EC2 Network Performance Cheat Sheet

What is the maximum network throughput of your EC2 instance? The answer to this question is key for choosing the type of an instance or defining monitoring alerts on network throughput. Unfortunately, you will only find very vague information about the...

2017 in Review

2017 in Review

The year 2017 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...

AWS re:Invent 2017 themes

AWS re:Invent 2017 themes

I’m in Las Vegas this week. So many new features and services were announce that it’s hard to keep up-to-date. That’s why I’d like to try something different to recap re:Invent this year. Instead of listing you all the announcements, I take a step bac...

Meet me at AWS re:Invent and have breakfast with me

Meet me at AWS re:Invent and have breakfast with me

If you attend this year’s AWS re:Invent, this blog post is for you! I will invite a group of people to have breakfast together on Tuesday morning (Nov 28, 9-10am) offside the noisy halls where you could get your complimentary re:Invent breakfast. Food a...

Your Lambda function might execute twice. Be prepared!

Your Lambda function might execute twice. Be prepared!

Are you confused when scheduled Lambdas execute twice, SNS messages trigger an invocation three times, your handmade S3 inventory is out of date because events occurred twice? Bad news: Sooner or later, your Lambda function will be invoked multiple time...


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