AWS Compute Blog

Category: Best Practices

BeeGFS architecture

Enabling parallel file systems in the cloud with Amazon EC2 (Part I: BeeGFS)

This post was authored by AWS Solutions Architects Ray Zaman, David Desroches, and Ameer Hakme. In this blog series, you will discover how to build and manage your own Parallel Virtual File System (PVFS) on AWS. In this post you will learn how to deploy the popular open source parallel file system, BeeGFS, using AWS […]

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How to run massively multiplayer games with EC2 Spot using Aurora Serverless

This post is written by Yahav Biran, Principal Solutions Architect, and Pritam Pal, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist SA Massively multiplayer online (MMO) game servers must dynamically scale their compute and storage to create a world-scale persistence simulation with millions of dynamic objects, such as complex AR/VR synthetic environments that match real-world fidelity. The Elastic Kubernetes […]

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High availability SQL Cluster built on top of RHEL HA

Understanding Amazon Machine Images for Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Microsoft SQL Server

This post is written by Kumar Abhinav, Sr. Product Manager EC2, and David Duncan, Principal Solution Architect.  Customers now have access to AWS license-included Amazon Machine Images (AMI) for hosting their SQL Server workloads with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). With these AMIs, customers can easily build highly available, reliable, and performant Microsoft SQL Server […]

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Optimizing EC2 Workloads with Amazon CloudWatch

This post is written by David (Dudu) Twizer, Principal Solutions Architect, and Andy Ward, Senior AWS Solutions Architect – Microsoft Tech. In December 2020, AWS announced the availability of gp3, the next-generation General Purpose SSD volumes for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), which allow customers to provision performance independent of storage capacity and provide […]

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Frictionless hosting of containerized ASP.NET web apps using Amazon Lightsail

This post is written by Fahad Mustafa, Cloud Application Architect, AWS Professional Services There are many ways to deploy ASP.NET web apps to AWS. Each with its own use cases and differing pricing models. But what if you have a small website and database that you must deploy rapidly, manage, and scale? What if you […]

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Using the EC2 Serial Console to access the Microsoft Server boot manager to fix and debug boot failures

This post is written by Pallavi Ravishankar a Senior Product Manager and Jason Nicholls an Enterprise Solutions Architect. Failure management is a key part of the reliability pillar within the AWS Well-Architected Framework. But things fail, and operating systems are no exception. An operating system update, application update, a misconfiguration, missing driver, or incorrect security […]

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Using BatchSize in a SAM template

Operating Lambda: Performance optimization – Part 3

This post is the final part in a 3-part series on performance optimization in Lambda. The Lambda service makes frequent performance improvements in the underlying hardware, software, and architecture of the service. This post identifies the parts of the Lambda lifecycle where developers can make the most impact on performance.

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Service map showing error in trace

Operating Lambda: Isolating and resolving issues

This blog post outlines a general approach to debugging Lambda performance issues and errors. This provides a repeatable process for isolating and resolving problems in your serverless workloads. Using the walkthrough of the Coffee Lookup application, I show how to reproduce a production bug, isolate the cause of errors, and then isolate the performance issue.

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