AWS Import Export with Snowball Originally a single device used for migrating data into AWS, Snowball is now part of the AWS Snow family of services used for both speeding up data import and export to and from AWS, and for secure edge computing. The AWS Snowball family includes: AWS Snowball Edge Storage Optimized AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized AWS Snowmobile The AWS Snow family can import and export exabytes… Read More »AWS Snowball: What Does Amazon’s Import/Export Appliance Cost?
In this post we’ll take a look at one of the key benefits of Cloud Computing – Scalability. We’ll explore the different scaling options available for your cloud based workloads, and then we’ll take a look at specific services in AWS which can help you to achieve scalability for your AWS hosted applications. Whether you’re starting out with a single instance and hoping to grow, or you have a globally… Read More »Scalability in Cloud Computing & Why We Love AWS
In this post we explore 2 giants of the NoSQL Database world – DynamoDB from Amazon Web Services, and MongoDB. We’ll take a look at what NoSQL actually means, then examine the 2 different offerings, looking at the pros & cons of each. Each of course has their advantages and disadvantages – your choice is likely to be guided by your long term cloud strategy and the specific requirements of… Read More »AWS DynamoDB vs MongoDB: A NoSQL Comparison
In this post I’m going to give an overview of the AWS Well Architected Framework, then give a deep dive on the Reliability pillar, which is one of the 5 core pillars that should underpin your AWS architecture. AWS Well Architected Framework The AWS Well Architected Framework is a series of best practise principles, designed by AWS, to help customers compare their AWS environments against these best practises and identify… Read More »AWS Reliability – A Core Pillar of Your Architecture
We’ve all heard the terms crop up in conversation, monoliths & microservices – but what exactly do they mean? How exactly do we ‘break up the monolith’? In this post we’ll explore the differences between monolothic and microservices based applications, and highlight some of the benefits of microservices. We’ll also explore what services AWS have available to help you to build out a microservices architected application on the AWS cloud.… Read More »AWS Microservices: Architecture, Use Cases, Scaling & More
What is AWS Fargate? AWS Fargate is a serverless computing engine for containers that enables customers to deploy and manage applications, not infrastructure. Fargate works with Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), and enables customers to deploy container based applications without having to provision EC2 instances or Kubernetes pods. AWS Fargate launches and scales compute resources for containers, ensuring that they have the optimal amount… Read More »5 New Features in AWS Fargate Version 1.4
This week, AWS announced general availability of Amazon Detective. To save you doing the detective work to figure out what Amazon Detective can do for you, I’ve outlined everything you need to know. What is Amazon Detective? Amazon Detective is a new log analytics and visualization service that helps AWS customers identify and investigatesecurity issues across their AWS workloads and accounts. Amazon Detective collects log data from various sources including:… Read More »Amazon Detective – Now Generally Available
It’s fair to say that the world was unprepared for a global pandemic such as Covid-19. We’ve seen outbreaks in the past – SARS, Ebola, but nothing that has spread so quickly and with such far reaching consequences. Bill Gates told us in 2015 that we were not ready for such a global outbreak and he was right – all around the world healthcare systems are struggling to cope, and people are… Read More »Combat Covid-19 With 3 Free AWS Homeworking Solutions
It’s no secret that AWS, like most cloud providers, charge nothing for data ingress. It’s free to put your data in to the cloud, yet they do charge for data egress – getting your data back out again. This fact is often overlooked when modelling the business case for cloud versus on premise. Recently NASA have committed to upload hundreds of petabytes of data in to AWS, and it seems… Read More »Don’t get Caught Out by AWS Data Egress Fees…
AWS Database Migration Service is a simple and cost effective way to migrate live, petabyte scale databases both into and out of the AWS Cloud with virtually no downtime. Those databases could be hosted on premise, already in the AWS cloud, or in another cloud.