Howdy Partner is a weekly Twitch series highlighting APN Technology Partners that have built innovative solutions validated by AWS Solutions Architects. This is the premiere season of Howdy Partner, and episodes are hosted by AWS Partner Solutions Architects whose goal is to help you add new tools and skills while having a great time watching the stream. Each episode explores a different APN Technology Partner solution and how you can implement it with your workloads.
The amount and variety of existing and newly-generated data in today’s connected world is unparalleled. As this growth continues, so does the opportunity for organizations to extract real value from their data. Teradata Vantage is a modern analytics platform that combines open source and commercial analytic technologies. It can drive autonomous decision-making by helping you to operationalize insights, solve complex business problems, and enable descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics.
Though containers vastly simplify the distribution of applications, Kubernetes ecosystems are so powerful that they, in turn, can become complex. This is particularly true in hybrid cloud environments. D2iQ Kommander simplifies Kubernetes container management, including governance, workload configuration, and life cycles. You can set up Kommander on Amazon EKS to manage your Kubernetes clusters across a broad range of cloud and on-premises environments.
To fully leverage the versatility and scalability of containers, you need a monitoring solution capable of providing clarity into a highly dynamic environment comprising thousands (or even tens of thousands) of ephemeral containers. Learn how Datadog provides visibility into dynamic, ephemeral container workloads running on Amazon EKS, a service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install and operate your own Kubernetes clusters.
Kubernetes provides development teams with the tools and capabilities they need to deliver real customer value in far shorter time than more traditional architectures. Operating Kubernetes environments at scale, however, becomes more complex and requires special focus on monitoring for performance and health. Explore the challenges of monitoring Kubernetes environments at scale, and learn how to implement monitoring with the New Relic Cluster Explorer that’s included with the Kubernetes integration.
Building scalable, resilient, and secure metrics and logging pipelines with the ELK Stack and Grafana requires engineering time and expertise. The Logz.io Cloud Observability Platform delivers both as a fully-managed service so engineers can use the open source monitoring tools they know on a single solution, without the hassle of maintaining them at scale. Logz.io provides advanced analytics to make the ELK Stack and Grafana faster, more integrated, and easier to use.
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.
Learn how Mission Cloud Services helped Your Call Football (YCF) scale their application by building out the infrastructure as code, determining the right instance type for the job, prepping the load balancers, and employing Amazon EKS. By leveraging Kubernetes to optimize the speed and performance of YCF’s cloud environment, the app successfully provides thousands of football fans with a fun, unique, and issue-free gaming experience—all in real-time.
The inherent complexities for running cloud-native applications such as Kubernetes, especially in a multi-cluster environment, are growing. Alcide Advisor creates a snapshot of your cluster’s security and compliance posture with actionable recommendations to ensure no security drifts are detected only in runtime. Alcide Advisor allows DevOps and security teams to discover misplaced secrets or secret access, identify Kubernetes vulnerabilities and perform Amazon EKS cluster checks.
Amazon EC2 Spot Instances are one of the best ways to dramatically cut EC2 costs on AWS. With the new pricing model, there has never been a better time to start leveraging Spot Instances, and Spotinst’s DevOps Automation Platform helps businesses reduce operational overhead with automation and cut costs by reliably leveraging Spot Instances. In this post, we share a few stories from Spotinst customers outlining how they maximized infrastructure efficiency at minimum cost.