How I Fell in Love with AWS

February is the host to Valentine’s Day, a day where lots of companies have huge spikes in sales to help couples celebrate love.  While I can talk at great lengths about all the benefits Amazon Web Services (AWS) has to allow you to elastically respond to those holiday spikes in demand, this blog is focusing on a love story instead. Read the full post »

Planning Your Network for AWS Cloud Migration

A core component in your company’s move to the Amazon Web Services cloud is the design of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) network resources. Although AWS provides a VPC network design wizard, issues such as IP address range selection, subnet creation, route table configuration and connectivity options must be carefully evaluated. Read the full post »

Using Run Command for Adhoc Operations

One of my favorite AWS Services that I don’t hear much discussion about over the last year is EC2 Run Command (part of the Amazon EC2 Systems Manager suite). This is a very versatile tool that has gotten incremental features added over the last year to make it a compelling solution to help manage virtual machines. Run Command provides a secure way to remotely execute tasks on EC2 Instances, and even machines located on-premise or running in other public clouds. Commands are quickly executed in parallel and have a fast response time. Results are returned to a central location for easy viewing.

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Multi-service data propagation with AWS Lambda Fanout

A colleague recently posted a question in one of our Slack channels about a customer’s interest in triggering a Lambda function using a Kinesis stream from a separate AWS account and region. I found this to be a provoking question being that Lambda triggers are not actually possible using services that exist in separate AWS regions, let alone separate AWS accounts. This problem made me very curious, and so I took a few minutes to search for ideas and solutions; I ended up finding a couple of interesting options, but none as concise or diverse as what I was really hoping for. I then decided to take a look at a favourite GitHub account, Amazon Web Services - Labs, where I discovered something called AWS Lambda Fanout.
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2016 – A Fantastic Year In Review

I’m so proud of our team! We’ve come so far in such a short time. Looking over the horizon there is so much more to learn and grow. And so much more we can do to help our customers. We couldn't be more excited to share and celebrate our accomplishments this year with you.

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