5 good reasons not to get AWS certified
I completed my first AWS certification in 2014: AWS Solutions Architect Associate. During the following years, I accomplished all five associate and professional certificates. However, Michael and I decided not to renew our AWS certifications about a ye...Read more
Unboxing Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP)
AWS announced Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) in December 2020 during re:Invent. Prometheus is a monitoring system as well as a time-series database. Let’s take a first look at the managed service that is currently in public preview. What i...Read more
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Have you ever dreamed of publishing an article on cloudonaut? Are you a freelancer or employee who wants to attract attention to boost your career? This is your chance! We are looking for guest authors who are interested in publishing an article on clou...Read more
Debugging a VPC: Security Groups, Network ACLs, and Routing Tables
Configuring a VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) and firewalls (Security Groups and Network ACLs) is tricky. What to do when you cannot find the cause for a connection refused or connection timed out error when connecting to an EC2 instance, RDS database insta...Read more
Cheap, Durable, Fast. How to choose an EBS volume type?
Elastic Block Storage (EBS) provides solid state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD) for EC2 instances. The virtual machine accesses the persistent storage via the network. In December 2020, AWS announced another volume type called General Purpose S...Read more
How to Become an AWS Certified Solutions Architect
In 2012, I created my first AWS account. Back then, I worked as a software engineer and was looking for a way to deploy an online trading platform. Two years later, I attended re:Invent — the yearly conference organized by AWS — in Las Vegas for the fir...Read more
What's the CO² footprint of your architecture?
Fighting climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our days. When designing an architecture, there are many important factors to consider: security, reliability, performance and costs. I’d like to add another factor to that list: the CO² footpr...Read more
Unboxing AWS DataSync
Your toolbox should contain AWS DataSync, a service to synchronize data between all kinds of locations. Copy data between S3, EFS, and FSx. On top of that, DataSync works with on-premises locations like NFS, SMB, and more. In this week’s video Andreas...Read more
re:Invent 2020: Recap of Werner Vogels's Keynote
Werner Vogels’s keynote was a blast and definitely the highlight of re:Invent 2020. Michael and I are going through the announced features and services. As usual, we also take a look at the technical details. CloudShell VPC Reachability Analyzer Fault ...Read more