AWS Summit Sydney 2019

In this post I review some of the great things from the AWS Summit Sydney that took place May 1st - 2nd 2019.

Francisco Collet

Reducing ALB Costs Using Host-Based Rules

In this article, we show an opportunity to reduce costs when multiple Application Load Balancers (ALB) are in use. By using one of the ALB’s features and minor changes to the environment, it’s possible to save some money on your AWS bill.

Francisco Collet

Using cfn-lint to validate IAM Resources in AWS

Highly recommended for any automation engineer who wants to control their Cloudformation via a pipeline.

Jason Keane

Creating password-protected static websites in S3

Using CloudFront and Lambda@Edge to allow password-protection of static website content hosted in S3

Hosting static websites in S3 is a well-understood domain; but what happens when you want to password-protect it? It’s a static website – there’s no webserver, so you can’t do password-based access control. Or can you? Read on to learn how.

Colin Panisset

CloudFormation Deep Dive

There are a few key criteria I look for in CloudFormation - If I’m in a multi-account strategy then I must be able to deploy the CloudFormation in all accounts and/or regions. Additionally I must be able to stand up multiple copies of the same stack in the same VPC and account and/or regions.

Trent Hornibrook

Scaling AWS ECS services with Alarms, Target tracking & CloudFormation

The topic of ECS autoscaling is a vast area of heated discussions and broken dreams.

Stan Yudin

DynamoDB Autoscaling with CloudFormation

Autoscaling DynamoDB capacity for fun and profit.

Automatic scaling of the provisioned capacity in the DynamoDB can be confusing at times. Let’s examine resources needed to configure autoscaling and the limitations it brings.

Stan Yudin

Another Warrior In Our Midst

(And here's to you Mr Ambassador!)

Trent Hornibrook becomes Cevo’s next AWS Cloud Warrior

Team Cevo

Sending Watchmen into the Open

Our enterprise client's decision to open source code and why we love working on projects that encourage collaboration in the tech community.

It would seem counterintuitive for an organisation to release their code for all to see. However, with the exception of those who sell software as a business, more and more are seeing the benefits of doing so.

Team Cevo

Meltdown, Spectre and Linux on AWS: Security vs Performance?

An analysis of some corner-case performance issues with Meltdown patches

AWS’ Shared Responsibility Model means that you are responsible for patching the operating system running on your EC2 instances, and this is where things get … complicated.

Colin Panisset