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Step Scaling vs Simple Scaling Policies in Amazon EC2


Step Scaling vs Simple Scaling Policies in Amazon EC2 Amazon’s EC2 Auto Scaling provides an effective way to ensure that your infrastructure is able to dynamically respond to changing user demands. For example, to accommodate a sudden traffic increase on your web application, you can set your Auto Scaling group to automatically add more instances. And when traffic is low, have it automatically reduce the number of instances. This is a cost-effective solution since it only provisions EC2 instances when you need them. EC2 Auto Scaling provides you with several dynamic scaling policies to control the scale-in and scale-out events. [...]

Step Scaling vs Simple Scaling Policies in Amazon EC22020-06-23T03:49:44+00:00

AWS Global Accelerator vs Amazon CloudFront


AWS Global Accelerator vs Amazon CloudFront In this day and age, your site speed performance is an important factor when it comes to user experience. It is widely recommended for websites to have an average load time of 3 seconds as users tend to abandon the site if a page takes longer than 3 seconds to load. According to Amazon, just 100 milliseconds of extra load time cost them 1% in sales. Indeed, every second counts in our fast-paced digital world. Amazon Web Services has always been the global leader in Cloud Computing with its speed, performance, and reliability. With [...]

AWS Global Accelerator vs Amazon CloudFront2020-06-16T08:27:11+00:00

AWS Fargate


AWS Fargate A serverless compute engine for containers that works with both Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). With Fargate, no manual provisioning, patching, cluster capacity management, or any infrastructure management required. How It Works Use Case Launching containers without having to provision or manage EC2 instances. If you want a managed service for container cluster management. Configurations Amazon ECS task definitions for Fargate require that you specify CPU and memory at the task level (task definition). Amazon ECS task definitions for Fargate support the ulimits parameter to define the resource limits to set for [...]

AWS Fargate2020-05-14T01:06:56+00:00

AWS Certificate Manager


AWS Certificate Manager A service that lets you easily provision, manage, and deploy public and private SSL/TLS certificates for use with AWS services and your internal connected resources. SSL/TLS certificates are used to secure network communications and establish the identity of websites over the Internet as well as resources on private networks. ACM is integrated with the following services: Elastic Load Balancing Amazon CloudFront - To use an ACM certificate with CloudFront, you must request or import the certificate in the US East (N. Virginia) region. AWS Elastic Beanstalk Amazon API Gateway AWS CloudFormation AWS Certificate Manager manages the renewal [...]

AWS Certificate Manager2020-05-14T00:48:58+00:00

Amazon Cognito


Amazon Cognito A user management and authentication service that can be integrated to your web or mobile applications. Amazon Cognito also enables you to authenticate users through an external identity provider and provides temporary security credentials to access your app’s backend resources in AWS or any service behind Amazon API Gateway. Amazon Cognito works with external identity providers that support SAML or OpenID Connect, social identity providers (Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Google, Apple) and you can also integrate your own identity provider. An Amazon Cognito ID token is represented as a JSON Web Token (JWT). Amazon Cognito uses JSON Web Tokens [...]

Amazon Cognito2020-07-03T08:14:44+00:00

Amazon Lightsail


Amazon Lightsail A cloud-based virtual private server (VPS) solution. Lightsail includes everything you need for your websites and web applications – a virtual machine (choose either Linux or Windows OS), SSD-based storage, data transfer, DNS management, and a static IP address. Features Lightsail Instances and Volumes Lightsail offers virtual servers (instances) where you can launch your website, web application, or project. Manage your instances from the Lightsail console or API. You can choose from a variety of hardware configurations to suit your workload. See pricing section below for details. Lightsail uses SSD for its virtual servers. Each attached disk can [...]

Amazon Lightsail2020-05-12T03:16:31+00:00

AWS DataSync


AWS DataSync An online data transfer service that simplifies, automates, and accelerates copying large amounts of data to and from AWS storage services over the internet or AWS Direct Connect.  DataSync can copy data between: Network File System (NFS) or Server Message Block (SMB) file servers,  Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets,  Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) file systems,  Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems How It Works Deploy an agent - Deploy a DataSync agent and associate it to your AWS account via the Management Console or API. The agent will be used to access [...]

AWS DataSync2020-04-02T02:41:15+00:00

AWS ParallelCluster


AWS ParallelCluster An AWS-supported open source cluster management tool for deploying and managing High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters on AWS. ParallelCluster uses a simple text file to model and provision all the resources needed for your HPC applications in an automated and secure manner. AWS ParallelCluster provisions a master instance for build and control, a cluster of compute instances, a shared filesystem, and a batch scheduler. You can also extend and customize your use cases using custom pre-install and post-install bootstrap actions. How It Works You have four supported schedulers to use along with ParallelCluster: SGE (Son of Grid Engine) [...]

AWS ParallelCluster2020-05-16T08:09:28+00:00

AWS Security Hub


AWS Security Hub AWS Security Hub provides a comprehensive view of your security state within AWS and your compliance with security industry standards and best practices. Features You now have a single place that aggregates, organizes, and prioritizes your security alerts, or findings, across multiple accounts, AWS partner tools, and AWS services such as Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Macie, AWS IAM Access Analyzer, and AWS Firewall Manager. You can run automated, continuous account level configuration and compliance checks based on industry standards and best practices, such as the Center for Internet Security (CIS) AWS Foundations Benchmark. These checks provide [...]

AWS Security Hub2020-05-14T01:51:33+00:00

Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA)


Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) An Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) is a network device that you can attach to your Amazon EC2 instance to accelerate High Performance Computing (HPC) and machine learning applications. An EFA is an Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) with an additional OS-bypass functionality.  How It Works EFA integrates with  Libfabric 1.9.0 and it supports Open MPI 4.0.2 and Intel MPI 2019 Update 6 for HPC applications, and  Nvidia Collective Communications Library (NCCL) for machine learning applications. With an EFA, HPC applications use Intel Message Passing Interface (MPI) or Nvidia Collective Communications Library (NCCL) to interface with the Libfabric [...]

Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA)2020-05-16T08:11:54+00:00
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