AWS Compute Blog

Scheduling SSH jobs using AWS Lambda

Puneet Agarwal, AWS Solution Architect   With the addition of the Scheduled Events feature, you can now set up AWS Lambda to invoke your code on a regular, scheduled basis. You can now schedule various AWS API activities in your account (such as creation or deletion of CloudFormation stacks, EBS volume snapshots, etc.) with AWS […]

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Introducing custom authorizers in Amazon API Gateway

Today Amazon API Gateway is launching custom request authorizers. With custom request authorizers, developers can authorize their APIs using bearer token authorization strategies, such as OAuth using an AWS Lambda function. For each incoming request, API Gateway verifies whether a custom authorizer is configured, and if so, API Gateway calls the Lambda function with the […]

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Using API Gateway mapping templates to handle changes in your back-end APIs

Maitreya Ranganath, AWS Solutions Architect Changes to APIs are always risky, especially if changes are made in ways that are not backward compatible. In this blog post, we show you how to use Amazon API Gateway mapping templates to isolate your API consumers from API changes. This enables your API consumers to migrate to new […]

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Powering your Amazon ECS Clusters with Spot Fleet

My colleague Drew Dennis sent a nice guest post that shows how to use Amazon ECS with Spot fleet. — There are advantages to using on-demand EC2 instances. However, for many workloads, such as stateless or task-based scenarios that simply run as long as they need to run and are easily replaced with subsequent identical […]

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Amazon ECS launches new deployment capabilities; CloudWatch metrics; Singapore and Frankfurt regions

Today, we launched two improvements that make it easier to run Docker-enabled applications on Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS). Amazon ECS is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. The first improvement allows more flexible deployments. […]

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Using AWS Lambda with Auto Scaling Lifecycle Hooks

Nathan Mcguirt, AWS Solution Architect   Using automation to extend Auto Scaling functionality Auto Scaling provides customers a great way to dynamically scale applications, and we frequently meet customers with new and interesting use cases who want to extend Auto Scaling with additional actions. For example, notifying an auditing system of a new instance launch […]

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Using API Gateway stage variables to manage Lambda functions

Ed Lima, Cloud Support Engineer There’s a new feature on Amazon API Gateway called stage variables. Stage variables act like environment variables and can be used to change the behavior of your API Gateway methods for each deployment stage; for example, making it possible to reach a different back end depending on which stage the […]

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Getting Started with JAWS on Amazon Web Services

Nick Corbett, AWS Professional Services, Big Data Consultant Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda empower developers to deliver a microservice architecture without managing infrastructure.  Building scalable, secure, and durable applications has never been easier.  However, managing the deployment of a large project is not always easy.  A global app, deployed across multiple AWS regions in […]

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The Twelve Days of Lambda

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager The Twelve Days Hours* of Lambda *It’s serverless, so it’s faster ;-) Stuffed with turkey or too many cookies? Not quite ready to face the relatives again? Here are some ideas to use your end of year or holiday downtime to explore serverless cloud computing with AWS Lambda instead. […]

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Amazon ECS improves console first run experience, ability to troubleshoot Docker errors

Today Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) added a new first run experience that streamlines getting your first containerized application running on ECS. Amazon ECS is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon ECS eliminates the […]

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