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Serving Dynamic Websites with Amazon CloudFront

  • by Emre Yilmaz
  • Dec 14, 2018
  • AWS, DevOps, Ruby on Rails
CloudFront Dynamic Web Distribution Sample Architecture

The most popular usage of Amazon CloudFront is to distribute static content such as images, videos or other objects existing in an Amazon S3 bucket. However, you can also use Amazon CloudFront to distribute your dynamic content such as a Ruby on Rails or PHP web application and benefit from the advantages of utilizing the globally distributed network infrastructure of AWS. In this blog post, I will talk about the advantages and the necessary configuration options for creating an Amazon CloudFront distribution for a dynamic web application. ... read more

Encrypting Amazon EBS Volumes

  • by Emre Yilmaz
  • Dec 4, 2018
  • AWS, DevOps
Encrypting Amazon EBS Volumes

Today, encrypting data at rest is crucial for enhancing security of our applications. Besides, it might be a requirement for your compliance regulations. Whatever the reason is, it is a best practice to encrypt your Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes. In this post, I will show you how to encrypt an Amazon EBS volume using its integration with Amazon Key Management Service (KMS). ... read more

Configuring Ruby on Rails Logging for Docker on Amazon ECS or Fargate

  • by Emre Yilmaz
  • Nov 14, 2018
  • AWS, DevOps, Ruby on Rails

When you dockerize a Ruby on Rails application on AWS, it is essential to configure logging correctly to monitor application health. There are some tweaks to achieve this and I will briefly describe the process in this blog post.

Firstly, let’s make a brief introduction to Docker along with its deployment options on AWS. ... read more

11 Reasons to Use AWS CloudFormation for Provisioning Your Architecture

  • by Emre Yilmaz
  • Nov 5, 2018
  • AWS, DevOps
11 Reasons to Use AWS CloudFormation for Provisioning Your Architecture

As a passionate advocate for automation, I have been using AWS CloudFormation since the first day I started migrating my applications to AWS. I need to manage my time efficiently and should not repeat myself. By applying automation in infrastructure provisioning and keeping my architecture as a code; I can save, test and re-use my work later.

Infrastructure as code is a key DevOps practice and AWS CloudFormation is your service on AWS to realize it. In this post I explain 11 reasons for using AWS CloudFormation and automating provisioning of your infrastructure.

Save your time, bring quality to your process by starting to prepare your CloudFormation templates today!

... read more

Which AWS Elastic Beanstalk Deployment Method Should You Use?

  • by Emre Yilmaz
  • Oct 8, 2018
  • AWS, DevOps
Elastic Beanstalk Deployment Methods

Let’s say that you are a developer building awesome applications using Node.js or Python, but lacking knowledge and experience necessary to configure AWS environments. No worries! Elastic Beanstalk can make your life easier by handling configuration details. It uses preconfigured CloudFormation templates and provisions a scalable, load balanced and reliable environment for your application. It supports lots of programming languages, giving you less control but less worry in return. You can start from a single instance and make your architecture grow into a multi-instance cluster.

Although it may sound simple until now, actually Elastic Beanstalk is more than this. It provides you many deployment options and you can select one of them depending on your environment and use case. In this post, I will explain the options and when to consider them. ... read more

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