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Category: Amazon EC2

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Provisioning a Virtual Private Cloud at Scale with AWS CDK

Infrastructure as code is one of the most important concepts used with cloud solutions, and AWS CloudFormation enables IaC by deploying stacks and provisioning resources on AWS using JSON or YAML files called templates. APN Ambassador Francois Rouxel from Slalom will show you how to create a hundred VPCs in one AWS region without providing any parameters, and how to easily establish a peering connection between two of them within a single line of code.

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Understanding Your Options for Deploying and Licensing Oracle on AWS

Oracle customers have common questions about their licensing options when considering deployment to AWS. Oracle customers who do not proactively confirm their options risk spending too much on licensing. Customers may also face an Oracle audit that could expose avoidable license compliance issues. AWS has a variety of options for customers considering deployment of Oracle to AWS. When done properly, customers can significantly optimize their Oracle license costs when deploying to the proper AWS service.

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Monitor Your Migration to AWS Graviton2-Powered Amazon EC2 Instances with Datadog

If you’re thinking about shifting existing workloads to an AWS Gravitron2-powered Amazon EC2 instance, Datadog can help you monitor your migration and get insight into your entire AWS infrastructure. Install the Datadog Agent, open-source software available on GitHub, to collect infrastructure metrics, distributed traces, logs, and more from your Amazon EC2 instances. With Datadog Amazon EC2 integration, you can monitor even more of your AWS infrastructure, complementing the data collected by the Agent.

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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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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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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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Managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Systems on AWS with Red Hat Insights

Red Hat Insights helps you manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Systems on AWS by analyzing physical, virtual, container, and hybrid private and public cloud environments, comparing them to more than 1,000 rules. These rules identify potential threats that could lead to business disruptions. Insights scans your environments daily, summarizes any identified risks in its dashboard, and provides remediation steps for those risks.

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How to Achieve On-Demand Disaster Recovery with VMware Cloud on AWS and Veeam Cloud Tier

One of the costliest aspects of any disaster recovery (DR) implementation is the price associated with keeping resources on-demand at the target end. VMware Cloud on AWS provides the enterprise capabilities of VMware’s SDDC, including compute, storage, and networking, delivered as a service on AWS. Within hours, an SDDC can be ready to start deploying workloads into, and this is where leveraging VMware Cloud on AWS and Veeam Cloud Tier for on-demand disaster recovery is possible.

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Running Applications on Amazon EKS Using Amazon EC2 Spot Instances with Spotinst Ocean

While implementing a microservices architecture, Kubernetes can be a powerful tool to manage containers. However, if you are just starting out in the Kubernetes ecosystem, it can be hard to get a hang of. This post helps you get started with Amazon EKS to set up a production-ready Kubernetes cluster, and introduces Spotinst Ocean to help manage Amazon EKS clusters and reduce costs by provisioning clusters on Amazon EC2 Spot instances.

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