AWS DevOps Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

A new Spark plugin for CPU and memory profiling

Introduction Have you ever wondered if there are low-hanging optimization opportunities to improve the performance of a Spark app? Profiling can help you gain visibility regarding the runtime characteristics of the Spark app to identify its bottlenecks and inefficiencies. We’re excited to announce the release of a new Spark plugin that enables profiling for JVM […]

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Deploy and Manage Gitlab Runners on Amazon EC2

Gitlab CI is a tool utilized by many enterprises to automate their Continuous integration, continuous delivery and deployment (CI/CD) process. A Gitlab CI/CD pipeline consists of two major components: A .gitlab-ci.yml file describing a pipeline’s jobs, and a Gitlab Runner, an application that executes the pipeline jobs. Setting up the Gitlab Runner is a time-consuming […]

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Create CIS hardened Windows images using EC2 Image Builder

Many organizations today require their systems to be compliant with the CIS (Center for Internet Security) Benchmarks. Enterprises have adopted the guidelines or benchmarks drawn by CIS to maintain secure systems. Creating secure Linux or Windows Server images on the cloud and on-premises can involve manual update processes or require teams to build automation scripts […]

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Deploying CIS Level 1 hardened AMIs with Amazon EC2 Image Builder

The NFL, an AWS Professional Services partner, is collaborating with NFL’s Player Health and Safety team to build the Digital Athlete Program. The Digital Athlete Program is working to drive progress in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries; enhance medical protocols; and further improve the way football is taught and played. The NFL, in […]

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Automatic Deployment to New Amazon EC2 On-Demand and Spot Instances Using AWS CodeDeploy, Amazon CloudWatch Events, and AWS Lambda

AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates application deployments to your compute infrastructure, including fleets of Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy can automatically deploy the latest app version to any new EC2 instance launched due to a scaling event. However, if your servers are not part of the Auto Scaling group, it might be a […]

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Automating Blue/Green Deployments of Infrastructure and Application Code using AMIs, AWS Developer Tools, & Amazon EC2 Systems Manager

Previous DevOps blog posts have covered the following use cases for infrastructure and application deployment automation: Deploy to Production Using AWS CodeBuild and the AWS Developer Tools Suite: Deploying a simple Java application in an in-place deployment model using AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CodeDeploy orchestrated by AWS CodePipeline. Performing Blue/Green Deployments with AWS […]

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