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Amazon EC2

How to Change or Upgrade an EC2 Instance Type

EC2, or Elastic Compute Cloud, is Amazon Web Services IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) offering – essentially it is a service for running virtual machines in the AWS cloud.  I […]

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Amazon EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service) is the favourite PaaS Kubernetes Orchestration Tool!

The World is going crazy for containers and Kubernetes right now.  Container adoption is on the rise – according to the ‘Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud‘ report, containers are […]

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AWS Snowball

AWS Snowball: What Does Amazon’s Import/Export Appliance Cost?

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 […]

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Scalability in Cloud Computing & Why We Love AWS

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, […]

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AWS DynamoDB vs MongoDB: A NoSQL Comparison

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 […]

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AWS Reliability – A Core Pillar of Your Architecture

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 […]

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AWS Microservices: Architecture, Use Cases, Scaling & More

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 […]

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5 New Features in AWS Fargate Version 1.4

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 […]

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Amazon Detective – Now Generally Available

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 […]

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Combat Covid-19 With 3 Free AWS Homeworking Solutions

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 […]

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Don’t get Caught Out by AWS Data Egress Fees…

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 […]

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What is AWS Database Migration Service?

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.

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