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

Is the EC2 Container Service a bad idea?

The reasons for and against Amazon's EC2 container service for deploying docker containers

The container revolutionaries call upon you! Are you ready to beg forgiveness for your sins of monolithic architecture and pay homage at the Church of 12 Factors? // No doubt you – like so many others before you – have endured the experience of being cornered by a zealot of the new world order. He is determined to make you see the light, and understand that containerisation is the future, and all ye who resist shall suffer the perpetual horrors of vertical scaling and, gasp, eternal re-architecture for multiple platforms.// Okay, I might be being a wee bit dramatic here. But you see, I too am a convert. I too carry around a copy of the Mesos white paper and dream of the swarm.

Michael Richardson

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