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Options for Extending Layer 2 On-Premises Networks to VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS allows customers to seamlessly extend their Layer 2 on-premises networks to the cloud. This is important because you can migrate virtual machines from on-premises Layer 2 networks to VMware Cloud on AWS without changing IP addresses. Learn about the architectural considerations for extending your on-premises networks to VMware Cloud on AWS using HCX and the NSX Autonomous Standalone Edge, either via AWS Direct Connect or through the public internet.

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Automating Rotation of IAM User Access and Secret Keys with AWS Secrets Manager

Now that multi-tenancy in the cloud is driving IT operational costs down, large enterprises are seeking seamless service delivery methods that address day-to-day activities in their cloud environment. In this post, learn how AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user access keys and secrets may be stored in AWS Secrets Manager and rotated automatically using AWS Lambda at deterministic intervals. The entire workflow and project detailed here is available as part of the TCS Cloud Exponence platform.

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How Swisscom Saved DroneAnalytics 60% on AWS Services by Using the AWS Well-Architected Framework

DroneAnalytics offers hardware and software solutions for drones and connected objects. The consulting services from Swisscom, based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework, enabled them to more properly monitor their consumption of AWS services. By leveraging Well-Architected best practices and working with Swisscom, DroneAnalytics saved 60 percent on their AWS spend, whilst maintaining the same or better levels of operational efficiency, reliability, and performance.

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Live Patching Linux Without Downtime on AWS Graviton2-Based Instances

Keeping your Linux system up to date with the latest operating system and application software patches is one of the most effective ways to strengthen system security. Enterprises sometimes neglect to install the latest security updates because most kernel upgrades and security patches require a system reboot, which means downtime and waiting for reboot cycles. KernelCare from CloudLinux can live patch Amazon EC2 instances based on AWS Graviton2 Arm64 processors.

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How to Deploy a Rapid7 InsightVM Scan Engine for AWS Graviton2-Based EC2 Instances

With the recent launch of Amazon EC2 M6g instances, the new instances powered by AWS Graviton2 Arm-based processors deliver up to 40 percent better price and performance over the x86-based current generation M5 instances. At Rapid7, an AWS Security Competency Partner, thousands of customers use InsightVM scan engine to assess their EC2 instances for vulnerabilities. Learn how to deploy the InsightVM scan engine in an AWS Graviton2-based environment.

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Making Serverless CI/CD Easier with CircleCI and Serverless Framework

CircleCI has released an aws-serverless-framework orb to make it easier to continuously integrate and deploy serverless applications built using the Serverless Framework. Learn how to use the framework to develop and test a sample serverless application, and how to use CircleCI to implement continuous integration and deployment of that serverless application. CircleCI’s continuous integration and delivery platform allows teams to rapidly release code they trust by automating the build, test, and delivery process.

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Q/Kdb+ on AWS Lambda: Serverless Time-Series Analytics at Scale

AWS Lambda is a particularly desirable environment for HPC applications because of the high level of parallelization it supports. Kx, an APN Advanced Technology Partner, created a q/kdb+ runtime that enables financial institutions to optimize their applications for the serverless environment of AWS Lambda. Q/kdb+ has been widely adopted by the financial services industry because of its small footprint, high performance, and high volume time-series analytics capabilities.

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Monitoring Your Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewall with a Syslog Sidecar

By hosting a Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewall in an Amazon VPC, you can use AWS native cloud services—such as Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, and AWS Lambda—to monitor your firewall for changes in configuration. This post explains why that’s desirable and walks you through the steps required to do it. You now have a way to monitor your Palo Alto Networks firewall that is very similar to how you monitor your AWS environment with AWS Config.

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Level Up Your Serverless Applications with AWS Lambda Ready Partners

The AWS Lambda Ready Program, part of the AWS Service Ready Program, makes it easy for customers to find developer tools and integrations that are validated by AWS serverless experts to work with AWS Lambda. Customers use AWS Lambda to focus on product innovation while enjoying faster time-to-market, without thinking about server management. With AWS Lambda, you can simply upload and run code with high availability and fault tolerance built in, paying only for the compute time you consume.

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Optimizing Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Usage with Qubole Data Platform

Amazon EC2 Spot Instances let you reduce costs by taking advantage of unused capacity. You can further reduce costs by using the policy-based automation in Qubole Data Platform to balance performance, cost, and SLA requirements anytime you use Spot Instances. Learn how the Qubole Data Platform optimizes your Spot usage, and how it applies policy-based automation to balance your performance, cost, and SLAs whenever you use Amazon EC2 Spot Instances.

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