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EKS vs. ECS: Orchestrating Containers on AWS

AWS announced Kubernetes-as-a-Service at re:Invent in November 2017: Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS). Now, EKS is generally available. I discussed ECS vs. Kubernetes before EKS was a thing. Therefore, I'd like to take a second attempt and compare EKS with ECS. Before comparing the...
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Auditing Docker Containers in a DevOps Environment

The handy auditd package can help track down weaknesses in your system before, during, or after an attack. Thanks to the unremitting, ever-present threat of a multitude of attacks to which a Linux system can be subjected, it’s critical to capture important changes and events made by users and...
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The Critical Missing Piece of DevOps…And How to Find It

We’ve probably all heard the DevOps principle “you build it, you run it.” In theory, DevOps makes each team responsible for both the development and operation of its code, giving DevOps teams complete responsibility — and complete visibility and transparency — for the entire value stream, including...
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Adrian Cockcroft on the Convergence of Cloud Native Computing and AWS

Cloud native computing is transforming cloud architectures and application delivery at organizations of all sizes. Via containers, microservices, and more, it introduces many new efficiencies. One of the world’s leading experts on it, Adrian Cockcroft, Vice President of Cloud Architecture at Amazon...
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How to Minimize the Meltdown Patch Performance Penalty

The saga of the cross-industry side-channel attack (Meltdown and Spectre) is not yet over. Turmoil continues as CPU vendors release new microcode and recall previous ones. To understand the extent of the work that still needs to be done, consider the language Linus Torvalds usesabout the patches...
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Here's What Developers Really Think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud

Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers, according to an Accenture report. Only 23% of developers strongly agree that adequate support is readily available from their platform provider.— Accenture, 2018 Amazon Web Services (AWS) was named the most developer-friendly...
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How We Built an Intrusion Detection System on AWS using Open Source Tools

It’s roughly a year now that we built an intrusion detection system on AWS cloud infrastructure that provides security intelligence across some selected instances using open source technologies. As more instances were spun, real-time security monitoring became necessary. We wanted the capability to...
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AWS Lambda and the Spectrum of Compute

Amazon fully understand the reality of the compute spectrum, but they are also completely focused on making it easier and easier to begin new development projects on Lambda for a wide variety of scenarios. This makes perfect sense, as we noted previously Serverless is volume compute for a new...
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10 Lessons from 10 Years of AWS (part 1)

I recently presented a talk at the AWS Community Day in Bangalore. The tweet following the talk became my most popular tweet ever and I received quite a few requests for more details. For the last 10 years, I have had the chance to work in companies that embraced the cloud, and in particular AWS....
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As Go 2.0 Nears, AWS Launches Developer Preview of Go SDK 2.0

There's now a developer preview of an updated SDK for the Go programming language available on the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud. Sometimes called Golang, Go is a Google-backed, open source programming language optimized for large-scale apps, such as performant Web apps that can run at...
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