AWS Tips


  • Connect to the real world with AWS IoT

    For many IT shops, the Internet of Things is still more theoretical than practical. But AWS IoT is closing that gap, allowing IT teams to put the concept to work.

  • Dedicated Hosts isolate AWS instances

    While regular EC2 instances fit many workloads, Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts allow enterprises to isolate compute resources for performance and compliance.

  • How do AWS and Azure regions compare?

    One battleground of the public cloud provider war is the number of data centers that AWS and Azure have. But it is not an apples-to-apples comparison between respective regions.

  • Map values to HTTP headers from Lambda functions

    Some AWS users have difficulty setting HTTP response headers based on Lambda functions. Chris Moyer explains how to accomplish that task, and how it can be helpful for developers.

  • Enable event triggers from Git repositories

    AWS CodeCommit allows admins to manage Git repositories. AWS recently added support for triggers, giving IT teams the ability to respond to events and accelerate app deployments.

  • Construct a better resume to land a cloud job

    It can be difficult to determine which career path is best to land an AWS-focused job. Fortunately, with career options increasing, IT professionals can put in some work toward a big reward.

  • Cloud container services face off

    As containers grow in ubiquity, cloud providers are developing their own services to manage them. AWS, Azure and Google all offer container services, but how do they compare?

  • Kinesis Firehose and Streams exploit a rush of big data

    Amazon Kinesis offers three products as part of its platform; Streams and Firehose are among them. Depending on what AWS users need to do with their big data, Kinesis likely has a service for it.

  • It's all hands on deck to defend the cloud

    AWS provides the technology to secure its cloud operation, but IT teams must also take the proper steps. A careful approach with the right tools does plenty to protect the cloud.

  • Successfully merge AWS and a DevOps approach

    Enterprises looking to implement DevOps into their app deployment process can take advantage of AWS' computing power -- but an organizational commitment is equally important.

  • Do AWS container tradeoffs outweigh benefits?

    The promise of portability has many IT shops experimenting with containers. But enterprises have yet to deploy complex containers, and migration remains difficult.

  • Stream media like Netflix with AWS CloudFront

    Netflix and Samsung are two of several companies relying on AWS' streaming video platform, Amazon CloudFront. Here's a step-by-step on how to set up the streaming service.

  • Get SQS and Lambda to play nice

    AWS Lambda integrates with many services under the AWS umbrella -- but not with Simple Queue Service. There are several bypasses admins can take to receive asynchronous messages from the service.

  • DynamoDB manages distributed services for the user

    Amazon DynamoDB manages database administration tasks, freeing up time for developers to write code for independent distributed services that correspond to defined attributes.

  • Set up custom authentication in Amazon API Gateway

    By introducing custom authentication for the Amazon API Gateway, AWS gave developers some unique options, and AWS Lambda sweetens the pot with VPC access.

  • Beef up your AWS knowledge -- or go vendor neutral

    IT teams that want to improve cloud know-how can turn to AWS' certifications program as well as a variety of resources. But it doesn't have to be all about AWS; take a vendor-neutral focus.

  • Add to your AWS portfolio and move up the IT ranks

    AWS-specific jobs are on the rise, and IT professionals need the skills and certifications necessary to compete for them. Here are several ways to accelerate your AWS education.

  • Unravel knots in AWS Elastic Load Balancing

    AWS Elastic Load Balancing can improve workload performance, but has its limitations. Developers can bypass some of these constraints to improve the ELB service.

  • Keep close tabs on your AWS expenses

    Administrators can use AWS Budgets to define and track their monthly expenses in the Amazon cloud. Notifications help keep teams on track, reducing surprise overhead.

  • Take a DevOps approach in AWS

    AWS provides native tools that help developers build, update and test new application builds. But enterprises using AWS tools should be wary of lock-in.