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5 New Features in AWS Fargate Version 1.4

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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 of resource available to run customer’s applications.  This ensures that… Read More »5 New Features in AWS Fargate Version 1.4

Amazon Detective – Now Generally Available

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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: AWS CloudTrail (logs aws account activity) Amazon VPC Flow Logs… Read More »Amazon Detective – Now Generally Available

Combat Covid-19 With 3 Free AWS Homeworking Solutions

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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 being told to work from home where possible.   If you… Read More »Combat Covid-19 With 3 Free AWS Homeworking Solutions

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

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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 they failed to factor egress costs into their business case.… Read More »Don’t get Caught Out by AWS Data Egress Fees…

aws database migration

What is AWS Database Migration Service?

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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.

AWS Migration with AWS Server Migration Service

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Server Migration Service (SMS) from AWS is an agentless service that enables customers to simplify the AWS Migration process by automatically replicating live server volumes from their on premises servers in to AWS.  AMIs (Amazon Machine Images) are automatically created from the replicated volumes, which can be used to launch the servers as AWS EC2 instances.  SMS can be used to migrate live running server instances from VMware, HyperV and Microsoft Azure environments. How does AWS Server Migration Service Work?… Read More »AWS Migration with AWS Server Migration Service

AWS Migration in 5 Simple Steps

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Migrating your on premises workloads to AWS may seem like a daunting task to the uninitiated.  It is however a process that has been repeated by many AWS customers, and one which has evolved and been refined over the years.  Here I’m going to outline the 5 major steps to an AWS Migration to demystify the process. Step 1 – Evaluation – Understand the Why? Many cloud migration projects have been doomed to fail because businesses have simply jumped on… Read More »AWS Migration in 5 Simple Steps

Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse

What is Amazon Redshift?

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Amazon Redshift is a Data Warehouse in the Cloud. Amazon Redshift is the AWS Data Warehousing solution enabling business intelligence in the AWS cloud.  Redshift enables customers to query petabytes of structured and semi structured data using standard SQL queries. AWS customers can start building a Redshift Data Warehouse for as little as $0.25 per hour, and can scale up their data warehouse in line with business requirements. How does Amazon Redshift Work? Redshift can be configured either as a… Read More »What is Amazon Redshift?

AWS Price Reductions January 2020

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Cloud Endure Disaster Recovery. AWS has recently announced what amounts to an 80% price drop of their Cloud Endure disaster recovery software, used for replicating on premise workloads to the cloud for DR purposes. Prior to the price, drop, the list price for Cloud Endure was $45 -$99 per server per month, depending on number of servers and term commitment.  The recent announcement has converted Cloud Endure to ‘on demand’ pricing of $0.028 per server per hour, which equates to… Read More »AWS Price Reductions January 2020

Amazon S3 Guide

Full Amazon S3 Guide (2020)

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What is Amazon S3? Amazon S3 stands for ‘Simple Storage Service’ and it is an object ‘Storage’ ‘Service’ which provides secure, durable and highly scalable object storage as a service for IT teams and developers.  Amazon S3 is very ‘Simple’ to use, offering a web services interface which enables customers to store and retrieve their data from anywhere on the web. Objects are essentially flat files including documents, pictures, videos etc. Amazon S3 Objects consist of:  Key – essentially the… Read More »Full Amazon S3 Guide (2020)