April 19, 2018 / by jlacour

AWS Well-Architected Framework: The Operational Excellence Pillar

This article is part of an ongoing series taking a deep look at Amazon’s Well-Architected Framework, which is an incredible collection of best practices for cloud-native organizations. This month, we’re digging into the Operational Excellence Pillar. When most people hear...

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April 04, 2018 / by jlacour

Going Serverless with Python WSGI Apps

I’ve been writing web applications and services in Python since the late 1990s, and enjoy it so much that I created the Pecan web application framework way back in 2010. Configuring and deploying Python web applications, especially WSGI compliant applications,...

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March 23, 2018 / by byung

Handling Requests with Lambda@Edge

As web technologies and the public cloud continue to evolve, workload requirements have grown increasingly complex. Due to this complexity, it’s often necessary to implement creative solutions to unconventional problems. Your end-game is always customer satisfaction, and if you can...

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March 14, 2018 / by jlacour

Introducing the AWS Well-Architected Program

The Art of W.A.R. Since introducing Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) in March of 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revolutionized how software is architected, written, managed, and deployed at scale. Today, AWS has over 100 discrete public cloud services...

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February 16, 2018 / by fgimenez

Amazon GuardDuty: What you need to know

At re:Invent 2017 Amazon Web Services introduced Amazon GuardDuty, a managed threat detection service that provides an accurate and easy way to continuously monitor for malicious or unauthorized behavior, helping to protect your AWS accounts and workloads. Amazon GuardDuty gives...

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June 12, 2017 / by mullman

It's Dangerous to Go Alone! Take this.

In today’s world, wars are fought on the Internet; the ammo is packets, and targets are servers. That server could be yours. How can you protect yourself from attacks? You could install an antivirus and call it a day, or...

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June 06, 2017 / by npais

Now delivering IPv6!

At Reliam, we’ve been busy for the last 6 months getting ready for IPv6. Since finishing our data center move and upgrade, we’ve been working with our vendors and running endless tests to ensure that IPv6 can be deployed to...

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April 18, 2017 / by fmariani

Why you should consider using Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Amazon Web Services RDS + PostgreSQL Amazon RDS Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration...

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March 27, 2017 / by merick

Amazon DMS: Database migration made easy

Amazon DMS, or Database Migration Service, is a service that makes it easy to migrate existing databases from outside of AWS into the cloud with minimal or no downtime. With just a few minutes of setup, DMS takes care of...

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March 10, 2017 / by lallen

A Pragmatic Review: Amazon Elastic File System

Last year, Amazon released a new file sharing service called Elastic File System (EFS). At first it seemed like a viable alternative for environments needing shared storage, but after implementing it a few times we’ve uncovered some key ‘gotchas’ with...

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March 03, 2017 / by bdunbar

S3 Static Websites - Everything is Awesome

You May Not Need A Web Server or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Serverless Computing You have a business. You need a website. You may not need a webserver. Do not question the second assertion - everyone...

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March 01, 2017 / by fgimenez

Introduction to Amazon's API Gateway

Application Program Interfaces (API) have become a fundamental part of infrastructure for any software or web application. Large companies have openly disclosed their work on APIs to facilitate and improve the user experience. However, managing these tools can be daunting...

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February 23, 2017 / by mullman

Cloudflare's Data Leak

Earlier this week, a member from Google’s engineering team noticed that Cloudflare was accidentally leaking potentially sensitive information in response HTTP requests. This meant that arbitrary client and server data was being distributed to users whom browse sites that are...

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February 14, 2017 / by bdunbar

AWS Elastic Volumes

Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced a new feature, Live Volume Modifications, with Elastic Volumes. This is kind of a big deal. Not sliced bread big, but it’s going to make life a lot easier in EC2-land. What’s the skinny? Say...

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February 04, 2017 / by byung

Lessons Learned from Hosting Web Content at Scale

One aspect the Super Bowl brings with it each year, in addition to copious amounts of chips, dip, and beer, are the large bursts of traffic a website can receive when its URL appears across 111 million television screens. Serving...

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