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Serving Dynamic Websites with Amazon CloudFront

  • 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

5 Groups of Interesting AWS Launches in re:Invent 2018

  • Dec 11, 2018
  • AWS

5 Groups of Interesting AWS Launches in re:Invent 2018

The major yearly AWS event, re:Invent 2018, took place two weeks ago. As always, there were new exciting launches announced from various fields, from serverless to machine learning, even blockchain. In this post, I will talk about 5 of these launches that I find more interesting and looking forward to explore more.

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Encrypting Amazon EBS Volumes

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

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