What is a Network Load Balancer and When Should I Use It?

Any business website depends on optimal performance and availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ensuring high performance to handle any kind of traffic — and especially spiky and high-volume traffic — can be a challenge if you aren’t using the right approach for managing requests. Amazon Web Services recently expanded its load..

New on Cloud Academy: Scenario-Based Learning Paths

Building on public clouds often means finding the best solution to a business problem. Understanding how to evaluate requirements, consider options and recommend the right approach comes with experience. Cloud Academy’s scenario-based learning paths give you and your team exposure to how experts tackle real-world challenges and the opportunity to hone those skills yourselves. Scenarios..

AWS Feature Announcements and Enterprise Adoption

AWS appears to be continuing its strategy of flooding the public cloud market with an endless list of features launched so far in 2017. To understand how 2017 compares to previous years, we analyzed feature announcements posted on the AWS “What’s New” RSS feed since 2014. AWS Announcements Trend Almost as many “What’s New” posts..

What You Need to Know About AWS’s Per-Second Billing

As AWS recently announced, per-second billing for EC2 instances will be available in all AWS regions. This new billing model introduces greater precision to how we are charged for using some popular AWS resources. Since the announcement, Google has been quick to react with its own version. But what does this new pricing model mean for customers..

Amazon Athena Advantages for Security and Speed

The less obvious, but really good to know part of Amazon Athena Back in August when I wrote Using Amazon Athena to Query S3 data for CloudTrail logs, I didn’t originally intend for it to be a two-part post. You may have heard the proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Well, necessity is often the catalyst for..