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Building a Multi-region Serverless Application with Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda

This post written by: Magnus Bjorkman – Solutions Architect Many customers are looking to run their services at global scale, deploying their backend to multiple regions. In this post, we describe how to deploy a Serverless API into multiple regions and how to leverage Amazon Route 53 to route the traffic between regions. We use latency-based […]

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Bringing Datacenter-Scale Hardware-Software Co-design to the Cloud with FireSim and Amazon EC2 F1 Instances

The recent addition of Xilinx FPGAs to AWS Cloud compute offerings is one way that AWS is enabling global growth in the areas of advanced analytics, deep learning and AI. The customized F1 servers use pooled accelerators, enabling interconnectivity of up to 8 FPGAs, each one including 64 GiB DDR4 ECC protected memory, with a […]

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Automating Security Group Updates with AWS Lambda

Customers often use public endpoints to perform cross-region replication or other application layer communication to remote regions. But a common problem is how do you protect these endpoints? It can be tempting to open up the security groups to the world due to the complexity of keeping security groups in sync across regions with a […]

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Implementing Default Directory Indexes in Amazon S3-backed Amazon CloudFront Origins Using Lambda@Edge

With the recent launch of Lambda@Edge, it’s now possible for you to provide even more robust functionality to your static websites. Amazon CloudFront is a content distribution network service. In this post, I show how you can use Lambda@Edge along with the CloudFront origin access identity (OAI) for Amazon S3 and still provide simple URLs […]

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Analyzing Performance for Amazon Rekognition Apps Written on AWS Lambda Using AWS X-Ray

AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With X-Ray, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. It allows you to view, filter, and gain insights to identify […]

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Clean up Your Container Images with Amazon ECR Lifecycle Policies

This post comes from the desk of Brent Langston. — Starting today, customers can keep their container image repositories tidy by automatically removing old or unused images using lifecycle policies, now available as part of Amazon EC2 Container Registry (Amazon ECR). Amazon ECR is a fully managed Docker container registry that makes it easy to […]

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Improved Testing on the AWS Lambda Console

(This post has been written by Chris Tate, SDE on the Lambda Console team) Today, AWS Lambda released three console enhancements: A quicker creation flow that lets you quickly create a function with the minimum working configuration, so that you can start iterating faster. A streamlined configuration page with Lambda function settings logically grouped into […]

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Creating a Cost-Efficient Amazon ECS Cluster for Scheduled Tasks

Madhuri Peri Sr. DevOps Consultant When you use Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), depending on the logging levels on the RDS instances and the volume of transactions, you could generate a lot of log data. To ensure that everything is running smoothly, many customers search for log error patterns using different log aggregation and […]

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Using Enhanced Request Authorizers in Amazon API Gateway

Recently, AWS introduced a new type of authorizer in Amazon API Gateway, enhanced request authorizers. Previously, custom authorizers received only the bearer token included in the request and the ARN of the API Gateway method being called. Enhanced request authorizers receive all of the headers, query string, and path parameters as well as the request […]

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Automating Amazon EBS Snapshot Management with AWS Step Functions and Amazon CloudWatch Events

Brittany Doncaster, Solutions Architect Business continuity is important for building mission-critical workloads on AWS. As an AWS customer, you might define recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) for different tier applications in your business. After the RPO and RTO requirements are defined, it is up to your architects to determine how to […]

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