AWS Compute Blog

Category: Management Tools

Process to install and configure the CloudWatch agent

How to monitor Windows and Linux servers and get internal performance metrics

This post was written by Dean Suzuki, Solution Architect Manager. Customers who run Windows or Linux instances on AWS frequently ask, “How do I know if my disks are almost full?” or “How do I know if my application is using all the available memory and is paging to disk?” This blog helps answer these […]

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Optimizing AWS Lambda cost and performance using AWS Compute Optimizer

This post is authored by Brooke Chen, Senior Product Manager for AWS Compute Optimizer, Letian Feng, Principal Product Manager for AWS Compute Optimizer, and Chad Schmutzer, Principal Developer Advocate for Amazon EC2 Optimizing compute resources is a critical component of any application architecture. Over-provisioning compute can lead to unnecessary infrastructure costs, while under-provisioning compute can […]

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Introducing Spot Blueprints, a template generator for frameworks like Kubernetes and Apache Spark

This post is authored by Deepthi Chelupati, Senior Product Manager for Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, and Chad Schmutzer, Principal Developer Advocate for Amazon EC2 Customers have been using EC2 Spot Instances to save money and scale workloads to new levels for over a decade. Launched in late 2009, Spot Instances are spare Amazon EC2 compute […]

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AWS re:Invent 2020

ICYMI: Serverless pre:Invent 2020

During the last few weeks, the AWS serverless team has been releasing a wave of new features in the build-up to AWS re:Invent 2020. This post recaps some of the most important releases for serverless developers. re:Invent is virtual and free to all attendees in 2020 – register here. See the complete list of serverless […]

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Tracking the latest server images in Amazon EC2 Image Builder pipelines

This post courtesy of Anoop Rachamadugu, Cloud Architect at AWS The Amazon EC2 Image Builder service helps users to build and maintain server images. The images created by EC2 Image Builder can be used with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and on-premises. Image Builder reduces the effort of keeping images up-to-date and secure by providing […]

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Lambda Logs API

Using AWS Lambda extensions to send logs to custom destinations

You can now send logs from AWS Lambda functions directly to a destination of your choice using AWS Lambda Extensions. Lambda Extensions are a new way for monitoring, observability, security, and governance tools to easily integrate with AWS Lambda. For more information, see “Introducing AWS Lambda Extensions – In preview”. To help you troubleshoot failures […]

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Troubleshooting Amazon API Gateway with enhanced observability variables

Amazon API Gateway is often used for managing access to serverless applications. Additionally, it can help developers reduce code and increase security with features like AWS WAF integration and authorizers at the API level. Because more is handled by API Gateway, developers tell us they would like to see more data points on the individual […]

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Kickstarting your serverless development environment

Jump-starting your serverless development environment

Developers building serverless applications often wonder how they can jump-start their local development environment. This blog post provides a broad guide for those developers wanting to set up a development environment for building serverless applications. AWS and open source tools for a serverless development environment . To use AWS Lambda and other AWS services, create […]

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Building storage-first serverless applications with HTTP APIs service integrations

Over the last year, I have been talking about “storage first” serverless patterns. With these patterns, data is stored persistently before any business logic is applied. The advantage of this pattern is increased application resiliency. By persisting the data before processing, the original data is still available, if or when errors occur. Common pattern for […]

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Folding@home infectious disease research with Spot Instances

This post was contributed by Jarman Hauser, Jessie Xie, and Kinnar Kumar Sen. Folding@home (FAH) is a distributed computing project that uses computational modeling to simulate protein structure, stability, and shape (how it folds). These simulations help to advance drug discoveries and cures for diseases linked to protein dynamics within human cells. The FAH software crowdsources its distributed […]

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