AWS EC2 Instance Types Explained

Until recently, it was easy to select instance types within Amazon AWS. They offered several instance types that were different primarily in a linear fashion. In other words, if you needed to add processing power, you choose an instance type that had more ECUs, storage, and memory. Today, AWS has launched numerous families of instances aimed at..

Monitoring DynamoDB with CloudWatch

DynamoDB and Cloudwatch monitoring: Amazon Web Services recently introduced a feature to integrate its DynamoDB and CloudWatch components. This feature will allow you to collect and analyse performance metrics. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know to get started using them for monitoring AWS resources. A Brief Overview of DynamoDB and CloudWatch..

Amazon Web Services – Transit VPC

Amazon Web Services Transit vpc: Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure and networks can be connected to each other and other non-AWS infrastructures using the Amazon Web Services VPC i.e. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. Before we go on any further, you should know what exactly an Amazon VPC is. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud allows you to..

Top 13 Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Best Practices

Amazon VPC brings a host of advantages to the table, including static private IP addresses, Elastic Network Interfaces, secure bastion host setup, DHCP options, Advanced Network Access Control, predictable internal IP ranges, VPN connectivity, movement of internal IPs and NICs between instances, heightened security, and more. Read on to learn more about some key implementation-related best practices for..

How to Migrate Your SQL Server Database to Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS is a web service that provides cloud database functionality for developers looking for a cost-effective and simple way to manage databases. If you’re looking to migrate your existing SQL database to RDS, this is the guide for you. RDS offers six database engines: Amazon Aurora Microsoft SQL Server Oracle PostgreSQL MYSQL MariaDB With RDS, there..

5 Insider Tips for AWS Recertification

AWS certifications provide leverage for IT professionals with the required skills – principally in designing, deploying, and operating applications and the infrastructure on Amazon Web Services – looking to advance their careers. However, there are some key issues you should be aware of with regards to recertification.  For maintaining your AWS-certified status, you are required once in a while to..

46 Big Data Terms Defined

Organizations must deal with the collection and storage of continuously-growing data, and then harvest it to capture value. “Big Data,” as its called, concerns itself with these complex processes. The following list contains 46 key Big Data terms that you’re likely going to find in the wild explained in easy-to-understand terminology. If you want to learn..

How to Deploy an App from GitHub with AWS CodeDeploy

Application development is comprised of different stages. One such critical step is app deployment and code management. In this article, we’re going to share how you can use a deployment system that will enable you to automate the deployment and updating of your application – AWS CodeDeploy. It’s one of the three AWS tools which will help you integrate,..

Network Protection: adding intelligence to security

Network protection devices should have the ability to deliver additional control analytics and provide insight into the content and applications users are accessing. Adding intelligence to a network mitigates risks through real-time situational awareness of network activity, and adds critical transparency to allay fears of potential customers. You can use intelligent network protection to harden..