AWS Compute Blog

Running ActiveMQ in a Hybrid Cloud Environment with Amazon MQ

This post courtesy of Greg Share, AWS Solutions Architect Many organizations, particularly enterprises, rely on message brokers to connect and coordinate different systems. Message brokers enable distributed applications to communicate with one another, serving as the technological backbone for their IT environment, and ultimately their business services. Applications depend on messaging to work. In many […]

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Applying the Twelve-Factor App Methodology to Serverless Applications

The Twelve-Factor App methodology is twelve best practices for building modern, cloud-native applications. With guidance on things like configuration, deployment, runtime, and multiple service communication, the Twelve-Factor model prescribes best practices that apply to a diverse number of use cases, from web applications and APIs to data processing applications. Although serverless computing and AWS Lambda […]

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Sharing Secrets with AWS Lambda Using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store

This post courtesy of Roberto Iturralde, Sr. Application Developer- AWS Professional Services Application architects are faced with key decisions throughout the process of designing and implementing their systems. One decision common to nearly all solutions is how to manage the storage and access rights of application configuration. Shared configuration should be stored centrally and securely with […]

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Migrating Your Amazon ECS Containers to AWS Fargate

AWS Fargate is a new technology that works with Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters. What does this mean? With Fargate, you no longer need to provision or manage a single virtual machine; you can just create tasks and run them directly! Fargate uses the same API actions as ECS, so […]

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Invoking AWS Lambda from Amazon MQ

This post courtesy of Josh Kahn, AWS Solutions Architect Message brokers can be used to solve a number of needs in enterprise architectures, including managing workload queues and broadcasting messages to a number of subscribers. Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate […]

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Task Networking in AWS Fargate

AWS Fargate is a technology that allows you to focus on running your application without needing to provision, monitor, or manage the underlying compute infrastructure. You package your application into a Docker container that you can then launch using your container orchestration tool of choice. Fargate allows you to use containers without being responsible for […]

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Building Blocks of Amazon ECS

So, what’s Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)? ECS is a managed service for running containers on AWS, designed to make it easy to run applications in the cloud without worrying about configuring the environment for your code to run in. Using ECS, you can easily deploy containers to host a simple website or run complex […]

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Migrating .NET Classic Applications to Amazon ECS Using Windows Containers

This post contributed by Sundar Narasiman, Arun Kannan, and Thomas Fuller. AWS recently announced the general availability of Windows container management for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). Docker containers and Amazon ECS make it easy to run and scale applications on a virtual machine by abstracting the complex cluster management and setup needed. Classic .NET […]

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Maintaining Transport Layer Security All the Way to Your Container: Using the Network Load Balancer with Amazon ECS

This post contributed by AWS Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect Anabell St Vincent. Some systems or applications require Transport Layer Security (TLS) traffic from the client all the way through to the Docker container, without offloading or terminating certificates at a load balancer. Some highly time-sensitive services may require communication over TLS without any decryption and […]

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How To Migrate Multi-Tier Environments Using The AWS Server Migration Service

This post courtesy of Shane Baldacchino, Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. Many customers ask for guidance on migrating end-to-end solutions running on virtual machines over to AWS. This post provides an overview of moving a common WordPress blog running on a virtualized platform to AWS, including re-pointing the DNS records associated to with the […]

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