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Developing microservices using container image support for AWS Lambda and AWS CDK

AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open source software development framework used to define cloud application resources using familiar programming languages. AWS CDK can build container images locally, deploying them to Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR), and configure them to run as Lambda functions. AWS CDK accelerates onboarding to AWS because there […]

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How being open led to greater customer value with the AWS IoT Device SDK for Embedded C

The AWS IoT Device SDK for Embedded C (C-SDK) is composed of a set of MIT-licensed libraries that demonstrate simplified, lightweight, and secure connectivity to AWS IoT Core and device-side operations to AWS IoT services. The AWS IoT C-SDK can work on a variety of operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, and Windows, or a […]

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Managing Grafana and Loki in a regulated multitenant environment

Grafana Loki was introduced in 2018 as a lightweight and cost-effective log aggregation system inspired by Prometheus. Grafana, often with Prometheus, is a popular open source platform for monitoring and observability that can be used to query, visualize, and create alerts on a number of metric and data sources. With the increase in maturity of […]

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AWS is doubling down on improving the open source continuous delivery experience for our customers

We are thrilled to announce that AWS is joining the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) as a Premier member. Continuous delivery is the bridge between software that our customers build and cloud services that AWS offers, and CDF is the interface to the community that is driving many important innovations in this space. We join the […]

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Cloud governance and compliance on AWS with policy as code

To stay competitive, organizations must innovate faster and operate more efficiently, and using dynamic and highly scalable cloud resources can help. IT teams can shift from the mindset of a binary choice between business agility and governance control, to a mindset that includes speed and governance over cost, security, compliance, and more. The following common […]

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How open source on AWS helped NearForm quickly build and scale its Covid-19 contact tracing app

This post was contributed by Colm Harte, Technical Director, NearForm. At NearForm, we use small cross-functional teams to rapidly build high-performance, highly scalable digital products using open source software (OSS) and a cloud-first approach. In this article, we share why and how we use open source and AWS to help us build digital products at […]

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Scaling threat prevention on AWS with Suricata

This post was written by Victor Julien, Kelley Misata, Shakeel Ahmad, and Maritza Mills. Suricata is a fast, robust, open source network threat detection engine that includes real-time intrusion detection (IDS), an inline intrusion prevention system (IPS), network security monitoring (NSM), and offline packet capture (pcap) processing. Suricata is owned by the community-run, non-profit Open […]

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Using AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector for cross-account metrics collection on Amazon ECS

In November 2020, we announced OpenTelemetry support on AWS with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT), a secure, production-ready, AWS-supported distribution of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) OpenTelemetry project. With ADOT, you can instrument applications to send correlated metrics and traces to multiple AWS solutions, such as our Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) and […]

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Managing AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector with AWS Systems Manager Distributor

AWS Systems Manager Distributor simplifies the distribution, installation, and update process for software packages on managed instances at scale. AWS Systems Manager also provides a secured and centralized repository with version control for these software packages. With AWS Systems Manager Distributor, users can install and update their software packages for a large set of managed […]