Category: AWS

v10a – Supercharging Recovery Speeds from Object Storage

We always talk about starting with backup… and it is true that you can’t recover unless you have a solid backup, however more and more the recovery of workloads, and the speed at which they

Quick Look – Using Runecast’s AWS Analyser to see What’s What!

Back when I first started using AWS in 2010 I had a couple of EC2 instances running across a few regions for some web hosting clients I was managing at the time. After a few

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v10a – Platform Integration with the AWS Plugin

As mentioned my post yesterday, Veeam Backup & replication v10a has been released. One of the more significant new features of the release was the new AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication. This works

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Using AWS Step Functions To Schedule Or Delay SNS Message Publication

with no AWS Lambda function required A co-worker at Archer asked if there was a way to schedule messages published to an Amazon SNS topic. I know that scheduling messages to SQS queues is possible

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AWS Solutions Update Feed

a serverless monitoring and alerting service built by Kira Hammond Amazon recently announced AWS Solutions, a central catalog of well-designed, well-documented, CloudFormation templates that solve common problems, or create standard solution frameworks. My tweet about

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Using AWS SSM Parameter Store With Git SSH Keys

and employing them securely At Archer, we have been moving credentials into AWS Systems Manager (SSM) Parameter Store and AWS Secrets Manager. One of the more interesting credentials is an SSH key that is used

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Guest Post: Notable AWS re:invent Sessions, by Jennine Townsend

A guest post authored by Jennine Townsend, expert sysadmin and AWS aficionado There were so many sessions at re:Invent! Now that it’s over, I want to watch some sessions on video, but which ones? Of

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New – Predictive Scaling for EC2, Powered by Machine Learning

When I look back on the history of AWS and think about the launches that truly signify the fundamentally dynamic, on-demand nature of the cloud, two stand out in my memory: the launch of Amazon

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AWS re:Invent 2018 Experiences

thoughts from a conference veteran who has attended every AWS re:Invent There are a number of great guides to AWS re:Invent with excellent recommendations on how to prepare, what to bring, and how to get

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New – Provisioned Throughput for Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

Amazon Elastic File System lets you create petabyte-scale file systems that can be accessed in massively parallel fashion from hundreds or thousands of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) servers and on-premises resources, scaling on demand

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AWS Secrets Manager – Initial Thoughts

I was in the audience when Amazon announced the AWS Secrets Manager at the AWS Summit San Francisco. My first thought was that we already have a way to store secrets in SSM Parameter Store.

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Guest Post: Jennine Townsend on AWS Documentation

A guest post authored by Jennine Townsend, sysadmin extraordinaire, and perhaps the AWS Doc team’s biggest fan. I’ve always believed in reading vendor documentation and now that AWS is by far my largest vendor I’m

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Replacing EC2 On-Demand Instances With New Spot Instances

with an SMS text warning two minutes before interruption, using CloudWatch Events Rules And SNS The EC2 Spot instance marketplace has had a number of enhancements in the last couple months that have made it

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Listing AWS Accounts in an AWS Organization

using aws-cli with a human-oriented output format If you keep creating AWS accounts for every project, as I do, then you will build up a large inventory of accounts. Occasionally, you might want to get

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