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CloudWatch Metrics & Alarms reloaded

Amazon CloudWatch improved significantly over the years. It’s time to look at its monitoring capabilities again. CloudWatch is an excellent starting point to implement enhanced monitoring on AWS. In this blog post, I demonstrate what you can do with Clo...

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Seamless EC2 monitoring with the Unified CloudWatch Agent

Shipping logs and metrics from an EC2 instance to CloudWatch was painful in the past. By default, you only get metrics about CPU utilization, disk and network IO. The missing pieces are metrics about memory and disk usage and logs. Plenty of different o...

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Advanced AWS Networking: Pitfalls That You Should Avoid

AWS offers shiny and powerful networking services. However, you should know about the pitfalls when designing advanced networking architectures for AWS. I will share some pitfalls that came to my attention when consulting clients to get the most out of ...

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How to analyze and reduce S3 storage usage?

S3 is an object store, not a file system. Object storage comes with significant advantages: unlimited storage capacity, high availability, and durability. However, there are some disadvantages too. For example, it is cumbersome to calculate the storage ...

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On the way to sustainable open source projects

Open Source software is the heart of the modern world. Why do we love open source? Maybe, because we can review the source code? Or because we can modify it? The honest answer is: because it is free. Which is contradictory in a capitalist world, isn’t i...

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What's the best AWS Compute option for your project?

There are many good reasons why you should move to the cloud and AWS in particular. Benefit from the latest innovations or consume sophisticated technology as a commodity (relational databases, Hadoop clusters, data warehouses, …) to lower your time to ...

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GitHub Actions vs. AWS CodePipeline

Deployment pipelines first! When launching a new project, start with building a deployment pipeline. Automating the process from changing the source code to shipping your application to the production environment is a success factor. But how to build a ...

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Review: Amazon Connect – A Programmable Telephone System

Do you provide services to consumer or business clients? Which channels do you provide for clients to get support, leave feedback, or let off frustration? Amazon Connect provides a contact center solution in the cloud. Your clients contact you via phone...

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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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