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Analyzing CloudTrail with Athena

Analyzing CloudTrail with Athena

Which IAM users have been active within your AWS account within the last 30 days? Are all of the 999 IAM roles still in use, or can you remove some of them to clean up your infrastructure? Is it safe to remove the action s3:GetObject from the IAM policy...

Dead man's switch with CloudWatch

Dead man's switch with CloudWatch

While writing this article, I’m traveling from Frankfurt to Stuttgart by high-speed train (ICE) with a top speed of 280 km/h. It is reassuring to know that a dead man’s switch stops the train immediately if the train driver becomes incapacitated, such a...

Easy-going AWS CloudFormation: cfn-modules

Easy-going AWS CloudFormation: cfn-modules

Today, we release a new open source project to make your CloudFormation live easier. We promise easy-going CloudFormation with cfn-modules. Our modules provide common building blocks to automate your infrastructure with plain CloudFormation templates. ...

Rich Social Sharing with single page applications hosted on S3 and delivered via CloudFront

Rich Social Sharing with single page applications hosted on S3 and delivered via CloudFront

You undoubtedly heard about single page applications (SPA) written with frameworks like Angular or React. One of the benefits of this approach is the possibility to host the static files (HTML, js, CSS, etc.) on a simple storage solution like S3 and put...

EKS vs. ECS: orchestrating containers on AWS

EKS vs. ECS: orchestrating containers on AWS

AWS announced Kubernetes-as-a-Service at re:Invent in November 2017: Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS). Since yesterday, EKS is generally available. I discussed ECS vs. Kubernetes before EKS was a thing. Therefore, I’d like to take a second...

Cleaning up an S3 bucket with the help of Athena

Cleaning up an S3 bucket with the help of Athena

Imagine your basement or attic would provide unlimited capacity for storing stuff. Sounds great? Maybe at first. But imagine how many stuff would pile up over the years if you were not forced to clean up your stuff because of limited storage space every...

Cloud adaption strategy: event-based data synchronization

Cloud adaption strategy: event-based data synchronization

Are you building an application for the cloud without the slightest dependency to an on-premises infrastructure? Lucky you, most of us are struggling with uniting an outdated on-premises infrastructure with the shiny cloud. I’d like to share a cloud ada...

Sharing data volumes between machines: EFS

Sharing data volumes between machines: EFS

Many legacy applications store state in files on disk. Therefore, using Amazon S3, an object store, is impossible by default. Using block storage might be an option, but it won’t allow access to files from multiple machines in parallel. Hence you need a...

Behind the scenes of the EC2 network performance benchmark

Behind the scenes of the EC2 network performance benchmark

What is the maximum network throughput you can expect from an EC2 instance of type t2.large? How much does the network performance increase when switching from a t2.large to m5.large instance? All these kind of questions are hard to answer, as AWS does ...

Evolutionary Serverless Architecture: JeffConfg Hamburg 2018 talk

Evolutionary Serverless Architecture: JeffConfg Hamburg 2018 talk

I want to share my JeffConf Hamburg talk with you: Evolutionary Serverless Architecture A system architecture often struggles to adapt to new requirements. Serverless architectures can evolve because the small building blocks are easier to replace. I d...


marbot

Are you part of a highly motivated DevOps team? Use marbot, a friendly chatbot, to forward all kinds of alerts from your AWS infrastructure to Slack. Alerts are escalated across your team automatically allowing you to focus on your daily work.

Amazon Web Services in Action (Second Edition)

Amazon Web Services in Action (Second Edition) introduces you to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud.