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Paris! eu-west-3

  AWS grows by both increasing their services as well as adding new regions to their cloud infrastructure. The region Paris was announced but for now (May 11, 2017) it is not yet available in your AWS console. But we also have a small S3-based website running that measures latency from your current IP address to all regions

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i am here

As an AWS consultant/trainer I travel a lot for my work. When at customers locations, I occasionally want to log in into our sandbox environment. In previous postings, I have shown how we increase security by switching on and off the bastion host with a single (or double) key-press of the AWS IoT button. In

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SSH config for AWS bastion

As a roaming AWS trainer, I work on my AWS infrastructure from many different locations to give demos to the course attendees and prepare stuff in EC2 instances when necessary. When I launch instances, I usually do so in private subnets, not opening the instances to the Internet when not absolutely necessary. To access the instances I

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Adopt IPv6 in the blink of an eye

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We all know we’d have to adopt IPV6 one day. So why not today? I thought about this today, when I noticed my provider was so good to give my laptop an IPv6 address. So it starts making sense to get our website on IPv6 too. When even private individuals get IPv6 access, it’s just a

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Veritas and AWS technology alliance

Last week, Veritas and AWS announced that they formed a technology alliance to bring the capabilities of Veritas 360 Data Management to AWS users. This did not surprise us as we know and understand both companies’ technologies and already recognised the potential that the combination presents. Possibilities include: Orchestrated failover and failback to and from

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The Guru is Back In!

Some fifteen years or so ago, at Open Solution Providers we had the urge to share our knowledge on Unix where we could and in any way, shape or form we could. One of the options to use our consultants at the time, was to book us for a day where customers could ask us anything – Unix related.

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AWS cloudfront

We just moved this site to S3 and cloud front. We have told our customers so often to move their sites to AWS cloudfront and S3 that we deemed it necessary to move our own site as well. In this blogpost we’ll tell you a bit about the journey. Basic architecture principles. At easytocloud we like to

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Increase security with the click of a button!

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Although at easytocloud we prefer to build serverless solutions wherever we can, we do have some EC2 instances and use a bastion host to access our – predominantly private – EC2 instances. In an earlier posting you could read how we use our EC2 scheduler to stop and start our persistent instances based on the time of the

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Exam Prep

Hello; Of course, at easytocloud we are all AWS certified- well, at least for the courses we deliver (that’s mandatory). Students often ask us; how can I best prepare myself? I had a list of things prepared but- well I now see AWS does a far better job at Prepare for Certification. Some things I dare to

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AWS Organisations Preview

I hope we all got the message that we need multiple AWS accounts for isolation of resources; test, dev, prod, audit and billing, to name a few. Manually creating these accounts and then setting up consolidated billing becomes a bit of a repeating exercise. You will end up with separate accounts that have just one

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Reinvent 2016 Recap

  Compute Name Release date Release type Description Details Amazon EC2 C5 Early 2017 Pre-Announcement Amazon EC2 C5 instances are the most powerful Compute Optimized instances, featuring the highest performing processors and the lowest price/compute performance in EC2. Blog | URL Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs Nov 30, 2016 Preview AWS announces their first attachable Elastic

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Enterprise Architecture and Cloud

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Erik van der Voorden IT | Business | Enterprise Architecture | TOGAF 9.1 | Strategy | Consulting | Project Management | Interim | Available Recently I was asked how I, as an Enterprise Architect, am looking at cloud solutions like Amazon Web Services (AWS). How would this fit in my world? This view could help

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Alexa, Lambda & One Time Passwords – A match made in heaven

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By now, you must have heard of the amazing Amazon Echo devices; smart speaker/microphone devices backed up by the Alexa voice service. Now, the cool thing is you can build your own skills quite easily. Register as a developer and start building your custom skill so your Echo reacts to things like “what’s up for dinner?” or maybe

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AWS SQS Major Update: FIFO Queues!

SQS was the first web service AWS offered – back in 2004. We have gotten used to the CAP theorem, working with SQS queues that might deliver messages more than once, and perhaps not in the order they arrived. But now there is a really major addition to the SQS service offering; FIFO queues. Guaranteed one-time

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AWS QuickSight

We’ve been in the preview for QuickSight for a while now- looking forward to precisely this moment where AWS declares it open to the public! Let’s see what we can do. The first thing comes to mind is use QuickSight to visualise a sample multi-account detailed billing report: We have a few static websites running entirely

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Visualize EC2 Performance and Pricing

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As a Unix expert, I used to think everything is a file. Now I know better: everything is an API (or should be). AWS took this to the max by even disclosing their prices and specifications through an API. That allows us to write code that presents the EC2 specs and prices in a whole new

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A serverless EC2 scheduler using Lambda and Cloudwatch Events

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In an attempt to further reduce costs of our EC2 instances, we determined some instances that are running 24/7 unnecessarily. An automated process to schedule  stop and start instances would greatly help cutting costs. Of course, the solution itself should not add an extra instance to our infrastructure. The solution has to be an example

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