AWS Container Orchestration 101: ECS vs Fargate vs EKS

[fa icon="user"] David Henry [fa icon="calendar"]  Mar 12, 2019 3:45:00 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Going cloud-native and choosing AWS as your cloud platform is an important decision. Once you’ve set your mind to that path, the next step is to select the right managed services for your infrastructure. If you’re implementing a microservice approach on AWS, there are multiple options for hosting your containerized services. Here is a high-level overview of ECS, Fargate, and EKS and tips for choosing the best container orchestration option for your organization.

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Shed Light on Your Cloud Workload with AWS Well-Architected Framework

[fa icon="user"] Greta Kelly [fa icon="calendar"]  Feb 26, 2019 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

After years or decades of trusting your on-premise infrastructure, your understanding of cloud tools and best practices may be nebulous at best. The Well-Architected Framework is designed to help clear the fog and ensure you’re operating a reliable and efficient cloud workload. It’s developed by AWS Solutions Architects, who share best practices they’ve identified from their experience designing thousands of solutions in a wide variety of industries. Here's a brief intro to the Framework for those who want to get cirrus about building and maintaining value-driven cloud solutions.

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Benefits of Using AWS Outposts to Support Your Hybrid Cloud System

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Feb 20, 2019 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

AWS Outposts allow businesses to run AWS infrastructure on-premises to improve the consistency of their hybrid cloud system. Businesses that use them can use the same tools, APIs, hardware, and functionality across both their on-premises and cloud systems to create a consistent hybrid user experience.

Here’s a quick overview of what AWS Outposts are, when to use them, and how they can benefit your organization.

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6 CloudWatch Alerts That Keep Your AWS Environment Optimized

[fa icon="user"] Zachary Sersland [fa icon="calendar"]  Feb 6, 2019 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

When your website’s infrastructure is in AWS, it can be tough to keep track of your resources. An often-underutilized solution is AWS CloudWatch, a service that does just what it sounds like - watches everything in your cloud and sends email alerts when something isn’t right. Here are six essential CloudWatch metrics that provide critical insight into how to optimize your AWS environment and ensure your site is meeting your needs.

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How Cloud-Based Automation Testing Tools Create Better Software

[fa icon="user"] Craig Kaneshiro [fa icon="calendar"]  Dec 5, 2018 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Testing has always been an important stage of the software development lifecycle. Teams that do it well clearly understand the benefits and are often the strongest advocates for the practice. Unit tests should be a given in any web application’s code base. Automated functional testing takes this a step further and allows application testing on the user-interface level, which adds another layer of protection that helps catch mistakes before they reach production.

In this article, you’ll learn more about how cloud-based automation testing tools help software development teams reduce costs, create higher code quality, and increase velocity so they can move forward quickly.

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