Networking & Content Delivery

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Analyzing stale security group rules using serverless architecture

Security is a top priority for AWS and customers running workloads in AWS. The previous post Top 10 security items to improve in your AWS account, covered the top security items that AWS customers should pay special attention to if they want to improve their security posture. High on the list is the need to […]

Introducing Amazon VPC Flow Logs to Kinesis Data Firehose

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) Flow Logs helps you understand network traffic patterns on AWS by providing network telemetry data about the IP traffic flowing to and from ENIs in your VPC. It lets you perform numerous analytics tasks, such as diagnosing overly restrictive security group rules, monitoring traffic that is reaching an instance, […]

Understand AWS Data transfer details in depth from cost and usage report using Athena query and QuickSight

Keeping applications up and running continuously requires architecting your application to prevent downtime, as well as the ability to recover from failure as quickly as possible with minimum data loss to achieve RTO-Recovery Time Objective and RPO– Recovery Point Objective. AWS helps you achieve high availability for cloud workloads across multiple dimensions, such as compute, databases, […]

Analyze Network Traffic of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) by CIDR blocks

This post was co-written by Abhijit Rajeshirke, Solutions Architect at AWS; Charu Singh, Software Development Engineer at AWS; and Hooman Rashedi, Principal Solution Architect at Presidio AWS enterprise customers are using hundreds of accounts and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to segment their workloads and expand their footprint. This level of scale can lead […]

Calculating data transfer leveraging Amazon VPC flow logs

Introduction There are several factors that contribute towards your overall costs incurred in AWS cloud. When it comes to networking, many customers ask about data transfer charges. You pay a Data Transfer charge when you send data out from AWS to Internet, between AWS Regions, or between Availability Zones (AZ). Today, there are multiple ways […]

Scale traffic using multiple Interface Endpoints

Introduction: AWS PrivateLink is a networking service that is used to connect to AWS services, your internal services, and third-party Software as a Service (SaaS) services–all over the private, secure, and scalable AWS network. AWS PrivateLink has two sides to it: Service provider: Responsible for offering the service. The service provider creates an Amazon Virtual […]

Analyze VPC Flow Logs with point-and-click Amazon Athena integration

Analyzing your VPC Flow Logs using Athena is now easier than ever! The recently introduced VPC Flow Logs integration with Amazon Athena helps you get started with extracting meaningful insights from VPC Flow Logs in just a few clicks. In this blog post, we will walk you through how you can use this recently announced […]

Creating realtime dashboards using Amazon CloudFront logs

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Creating real time dashboards using Amazon CloudFront logs Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) that securely delivers static and dynamic web content with low latency and high transfer speeds using a global network of edge locations. Today, CloudFront […]

Using VPC Flow Logs to capture and query EKS network communications

Introduction Capturing and querying Amazon EKS and Kubernetes (K8s) cluster traffic is an important skill to possess. It is especially useful during incident-response and when troubleshooting networking issues surrounding nodes, pods, or services in your cluster. Amazon makes it easier to perform capture and query tasks with Amazon VPC Flow Logs and Amazon Athena. Administrators can use Amazon VPC Flow Logs to […]

Four Steps for Debugging your Content Delivery on AWS

Introduction Werner Vogels, chief technology officer for AWS, has been quoted as saying: “Everything fails all the time.” Well, his quote applies as well to content delivery with Amazon CloudFront and Lambda@Edge. In content delivery, issues might occur in different places, for example: On your origin, when it returns HTTP 5xx errors On CloudFront, when […]