AWS Compute Blog

Integrating AWS X-Ray with AWS App Mesh

This post is contributed by Lulu Zhao | Software Development Engineer II, AWS   AWS X-Ray helps developers and DevOps engineers quickly understand how an application and its underlying services are performing. When it’s integrated with AWS App Mesh, the combination makes for a powerful analytical tool. X-Ray helps to identify and troubleshoot the root […]

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Deploying an Nginx-based HTTP/HTTPS load balancer with Amazon Lightsail

In this post, I discuss how to configure a load balancer to route web traffic for Amazon Lightsail using NGINX. I define load balancers and explain their value. Then, I briefly weigh the pros and cons of self-hosted load balancers against Lightsail’s managed load balancer service. Finally, I cover how to set up a NGINX-based load […]

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Scaling Kubernetes deployments with Amazon CloudWatch metrics

This post is contributed by Kwunhok Chan | Solutions Architect, AWS   In an earlier post, AWS introduced Horizontal Pod Autoscaler and Kubernetes Metrics Server support for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service. These tools make it easy to scale your Kubernetes workloads managed by EKS in response to built-in metrics like CPU and memory. However, one common use case for applications […]

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Step Functions

Configuring user creation workflows with AWS Step Functions and AWS Managed Microsoft AD logs

This post is contributed by Taka Matsumoto, Cloud Support Engineer AWS Directory Service lets you run Microsoft Active Directory as a managed service. Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also referred to as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, is powered by Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. It manages users and makes it easy to integrate with compatible AWS services […]

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New: Using Amazon EC2 Instance Connect for SSH access to your EC2 Instances

This post is courtesy of Saloni Sonpal – Senior Product Manager – Amazon EC2 Today, AWS is introducing Amazon EC2 Instance Connect, a new way to control SSH access to your EC2 instances using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). About Amazon EC2 Instance Connect While infrastructure as code (IaC) tools such as Chef and Puppet […]

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Increasing real-time stream processing performance with Amazon Kinesis Data Streams enhanced fan-out and AWS Lambda

Live business data and real-time analytics are critical to informed decision-making and customer service. For example, streaming services like Netflix process billions of traffic flows each day to help you binge-watch your favorite shows. And consumer audio specialists like Sonos monitor a billion events per week to improve listener experiences. These data-savvy businesses collect and […]

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Access Private applications on AWS Fargate using Amazon API Gateway PrivateLink

This post is contributed by Mani Chandrasekaran | Solutions Architect, AWS   Customers would like to run container-based applications in a private subnet inside a virtual private cloud (VPC), where there is no direct connectivity from the outside world to these applications. This is a very secure way of running applications which do not want to […]

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Learning AWS App Mesh

This post is contributed by Geremy Cohen | Solutions Architect, Strategic Accounts, AWS At re:Invent 2018, AWS announced AWS App Mesh, a service mesh that provides application-level networking. App Mesh makes it easy for your services to communicate with each other across multiple types of compute infrastructure, including: Amazon EKS Amazon ECS Kubernetes on Amazon EC2 […]

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Securing credentials using AWS Secrets Manager with AWS Fargate

This post is contributed by Massimo Re Ferre – Principal Developer Advocate, AWS Container Services. Cloud security at AWS is the highest priority and the work that the Containers team is doing is a testament to that. A month ago, the team introduced an integration between AWS Secrets Manager and AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store with AWS Fargate […]

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Improving and securing your game-binaries distribution at scale

This post is contributed by Yahav Biran | Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS and Scott Selinger | Associate Solutions Architect, AWS  One of the challenges that game publishers face when employing CI/CD processes is the distribution of updated game binaries in a scalable, secure, and cost-effective way. Continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) processes enable game publishers […]

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