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#33 ECS vs. Fargate: What's the difference?

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The Elastic Container Service (ECS) is Amazon's container orchestration service. Besides that there is Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) the managed Kubernetes offering by AWS. Both container clusters support EC2 and Fargate as the underlying compute engine.

#30 Getting started with IPv6 on AWS

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Michael shares his learnings about IPv6 on AWS. Enabling IPv6 is highly recommended for public endpoints like CloudFront and ALB. On top of that, Michael explains how to enable IPv6 for your VPCs.

#29 Unboxing Amazon Timestream

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In this episode, Michael unboxes Amazon Timestream for us. A recently launched time-series database. Andreas asks questions like: What is Amazon Timestream? How does it work? What are typical use cases? And Michael tells us why his first job was all about time-series data.

#28 How to choose a container registry?

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Are you using a container registry already? Andreas Wittig and Michael Hausenblas discuss different scenarios and options. The episode focuses on ECR including recent announcements and upcoming features. On top of that, the episode includes a comparison of different container registry options: Amazon ECR, Docker Hub, and GitHub Container Registry.

#27 Record AWS API calls to improve IAM Policies

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Have you ever looked at an IAM policy and wondered: Is it really necessary to grant access to this specific action? Or do you need to know which API calls a legacy or 3rd party application is actually sending to come up with a secure IAM policy? CloudTrail can help here, but there is something better: Record API calls with the AWS SDKs and CLI (including the stuff that is not visible in CloudTrail).

#26 Review: AWS App Mesh

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It seems to me like everyone is talking about service meshes these days - definetly a hot topic in the world of containers and microservices. A service mesh promises reducing latency, increasing observability, and simplifying security within microservice architectures. AWS announced a preview for App Mesh in November 2018 and the general availability in March 2019. Therefore, it is about time to take a closer look at App Mesh. As always, my review focuses on the technical details and educates about pitfalls. There is a lot more to know about the service than written on the official marketing page or demonstrated by technical evangelists.

#25 CloudFormation's unknown features

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I was recently invited to a CloudFormation workshop with a group of early CloudFormation users. I soon realized that the group had a good understanding of the basics, so I started to introduce more advanced features. Today, I would like to share with you six CloudFormation features that have inspired the workshop participants most.

#24 Storage on AWS

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Choosing storage service is critical when designing a cloud architecture. Read on to learn about the characteristics, limitations, typical use cases, and a decision tree for the following options to store data on AWS: Instance Store, EBS, EFS, FSx, and S3.

cloudonaut podcast

We are two brothers focusing 100% on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Every other week, one of us prepares the topic of the podcast. The topic is not known to the other one, which results in surprising conversations about all things AWS.

Typically, we are covering the following topics: DevOps, Serverless, Container, Security, Infrastructure as Code, Container, Continuous Deployment, S3, EC2, RDS, VPC, IAM, VPC, and many more.

by Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig focusing on AWS Cloud

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