27 Dec 2016

Ease of Use, Hybrid Cloud are Banner Themes at AWS re:Invent 2016

At re:Invent 2016 Werner Vogels, AWS CTO, donned a Transformer shirt to tell us we can be Transformers. And, Andy Jassy, AWS CEO, emphasized in his presentation that we can all be superheroes, with superpowers. This emphasis on the ability to easily control, manage and even transform your AWS environment -- from x-ray vision to immortality -- was a great way to frame the two themes of the show which boiled down to increased ease of use and a greater acceptance for the hybrid cloud model.

Now that the first wave of innovators and early adopters have moved their workloads to the cloud, we are seeing majority, more pragmatist organizations, migrating to the cloud. However, unlike early movers who were willing to navigate the complexity of AWS tools and technology, this second wave of organizations puts a higher premium on ease-of-use. Given that, let’s look at how AWS has done just this through our lens of operations, DevOps and Security.

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19 Dec 2016

AWS Web Application Firewall Grows Protection with Application Load Balancer Coverage

AWS recently announced the expansion of the AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) to include coverage for application load balancers. Working with a wide variety of organizations to design and build secure applications within the AWS cloud, we frequently call upon WAF as a critical component of our solution. In fact, we were recently recognized for having achieved AWS Service Delivery Partner Status for AWS WAF.

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28 Jul 2016

AWS Service Discovery: Facilitating Connections in a Dynamic World

Service discovery is not new. The idea of a tool that can discover how processes and services talk to each other and help facilitate connections has been around for some time. However, with the rise of increasingly dynamic environments, the important role service discovery plays continues to grow. Indeed, since the beginning of the year at Flux7 we have seen a surge of customers looking for container-based microservices architectures that highlights the need for service discovery due to its dynamic nature.

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15 Apr 2014

RabbitMQ Tutorial: Creating Highly Available Message Queues Using RabbitMQ

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Every day in the world of modern technology, high availability has become the key requirement of any layer in a technology. Message broker software has become a significant component of most stacks. In this article, we will present a RabbitMQ tutorial: how to create highly available message queues using RabbitMQ.

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10 Apr 2014

(Tutorial) What is Neutron? How to install and use it?

Introduction

Neutron, a network service for OpenStack, is a pluggable, scalable and API-driven system for managing networks and IP addresses. It also provides a variety of network services ranging from L3 forwarding and NAT to load balancing, edge firewalls and IPSEC VPN.

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09 Jan 2014

AWS Route 53 - A walk through

Amazon Route 53 is a highly scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service that converts word-based website addresses like www.example.com into IP addresses like 11.22.33.44.

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