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Pricing for AWS – A Practical Breakdown

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Cost transparency is one of the most common reasons why people hesitate when it comes to migrating projects to the public Cloud. This article will help you to estimate AWS costs.

How to Get your Windows Administrator password when the EC2 Console fails

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We all know how powerful AWS is and how everything is nicely automated. Launching a new Windows-based instance on EC2 has undoubtedly been a smooth experience for most of you. However, never forget that the AWS platform, like any software, is not bug-free. In fact, at the time of writing, our very own CTO Adriano Cataluddi discovered and reported an EC2 Windows Password Bug, which prevents users from retrieving the… Read More »How to Get your Windows Administrator password when the EC2 Console fails

AWS Cloud Storage

A Complete Guide to AWS Storage Services

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Confused about the myriad of AWS Data Storage Options?  In this post we take a look at the whole range of AWS Storage services, and the different types of storage available.  By the end of the article you should know your EBS from your EFS and know which AWS storage services are right for your particular use case.  But before we dive into AWS cloud storage options, let’s first take a look… Read More »A Complete Guide to AWS Storage Services

28 AWS Launches Announced by Andy Jassy at re:Invent 2020

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Today, AWS CEO Andy Jassy launched the first online AWS re:Invent conference via live stream from Seattle.  With a lively 30 minute set from Zach Person, the online event kicked off on as much of a high as the Vegas conferences.  Awesome production quality as we’ve come to expect from AWS events.   Before getting to the announcements, Andy acknowledged the Black Lives Matter movement, and stated that the USA still… Read More »28 AWS Launches Announced by Andy Jassy at re:Invent 2020

AWS Control Tower

AWS Control Tower: Everything you Need To Know

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You may have heard of AWS Control Tower, AWS Organizations and AWS Service Catalog – but what are these services and how do they integrate with one another?  What are the benefits of leveraging Control Tower and the underlying services?  If you’re interested to learn more, please read on and we’ll answer these questions and more below. What is AWS Control Tower? AWS Control Tower automates the ‘ at scale’… Read More »AWS Control Tower: Everything you Need To Know

AWS Service Level Agreement

AWS Service Level Agreement – What you need to know

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When looking to host your IT infrastructure and applications in the AWS cloud, Service Level Agreements are an important consideration – you need to ask yourself a number of questions before evaluating the AWS Service Level Agreement, including: What is the guaranteed uptime of the service or services that you wish to consume? What response time can I expect from the provider in the event of a problem with the… Read More »AWS Service Level Agreement – What you need to know

ECS vs EKS - Which is right for you?

ECS vS EKS – Which AWS Service is Right For You?

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ECS and EKS are both container orchestration services from AWS – in this post we take a look at ECS vs EKS to see which one will be more appropriate for your containerized workloads. Container adoption is on the rise – the technology has become popular due to it’s efficient resource utilisation and portability.  A container is essentially a software package which includes code, configurations and dependencies so that an… Read More »ECS vS EKS – Which AWS Service is Right For You?

How to Change or Upgrade an EC2 Instance Type

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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 wrote an earlier post about EC2 and all the different instance types titled AWS EC2 – Everything You Need To Know About EC2 Instances which touched on some of the pre-requisites for changing EC2 instance types – I’ll cover that again… Read More »How to Change or Upgrade an EC2 Instance Type

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

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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 now mainstream, with 65% of respondents using Docker for containers, and 58% using Kubernetes: In addition to the significant level of adoption, 51% of respondents said that increasing the use of containers was one of their top cloud initiatives for… Read More »Amazon EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service) is the favourite PaaS Kubernetes Orchestration Tool!