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Building a serverless tokenization solution to mask sensitive data

This post shows how to use AWS Serverless services to design a secure, reliable, and cost-optimized tokenization solution. It can be integrated with applications to protect sensitive information and manage access using strict controls with less operational overhead.

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Building well-architected serverless applications: Controlling serverless API access – part 1

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the nine serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the Introduction post for a table of contents and explanation of the example application. Security question […]

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Building a Graylog server to run on an Amazon Lightsail instance

This post is part of a collection by the Amazon Lightsail team to highlight how builders are using Lightsail to get started on AWS building interesting solutions. If you’re interested in contributing a post on how you’re using Lightsail reach out to us at lightsail-blog-authors@amazon.com! This post is guest contributed by Amazon Lightsail customer, Richard […]

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Replacing web server functionality with serverless services

I show how traditional web-server applications compare with their serverless counterparts. I show how the infrastructure is managed for you in serverless, and how code for serverless developers in primarily focused on business logic.

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Improving website performance with Lightsail Content Delivery Network

This post was written by Mike Coleman, Senior Developer Advocate  Amazon Lightsail recently announced the release of Lightsail Content Delivery Network (CDN). With this launch customers can now distribute their content more securely to users across the globe. Content is served from the edge location closest to the end user which improves performance while reducing […]

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Modeling business logic flows in serverless applications

Serverless applications can help you develop more agile applications that can scale automatically. By using serverless services in your architecture, this reduces the amount of boilerplate code. It also helps offload complex tasks to specialized services. As a result, a well-designed serverless application can be modified easily to deliver new feature requests, while maintaining high […]

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Must-know best practices for Amazon EBS encryption

This blog post covers common encryption workflows on Amazon EBS. Examples of these workflows are: setting up permissions policies, creating encrypted EBS volumes, running Amazon EC2 instances, taking snapshots, and sharing your encrypted data using customer-managed CMK. Introduction Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) service provides high-performance block-level storage volumes for Amazon EC2 instances. Customers […]

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Creating low-latency, high-volume APIs with Provisioned Concurrency

This post examines how cold starts impact performance in serverless backends for web applications. It shows how the most important focus area is usually synchronous APIs called by the frontend application. I explain options available for targeting cold starts in the Lambda service.

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Using WebSockets and Load Balancers Part two

This post was written by Robert Zhu, Principal Developer Advocate at AWS.  This article continues a blog I posted earlier about using Load Balancers on Amazon Lightsail. In this article, I demonstrate a few common challenges and solutions when combining stateful applications with load balancers. I start with a simple WebSocket application in Amazon Lightsail […]

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