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Hosting a static website

November 16, 2021

To try and keep my hosting costs down, I decided to redevelop and publish it as a mkdocs site, instead of Wordpress. This is allowing me to host the site on S3 with CloudFront, rather than keeping an EC2 instance active all the time.

In this post, I will share with you details on how I achieved this.

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Accessing your EC2 instances securely

October 10,2021

Cloud-native application are certainly the way to go to maximize your cloud investment, however for many organization, redeveloping their in-house applications to be cloud-native can be a daunting (and expensive) exercise. So in many cases it makes sense to lift&shift the on-prem servers to the cloud to utilize at least some of the benefits from cloud infrastructure.

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Detect EC2 instances without SSM enabled

September 5, 2021

So you have a fleet of EC2 instances running, and you need to patch them with SSM. You deploy the patches, but somehow, you missed some instances. It turns out that the SSM agent is not running on all your EC2 instances. This could be a disaster.

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AWS IAM Access Keys

December 29, 2020

Access keys allow you to access AWS resources from scripts and command lines. It also creates additional challenges that you need to be aware of.

Identity & Access Management

June 18, 2020

Identity & Access Management (IAM) is at the core of everything AWS does. In this video, I’ll be running through the key concepts of AWS, and demonstrating how you can securely setup an EC2 instance to interact with an S3 bucket.

The 7 Deadly Cloud Sins – Video

April 10, 2020

The 7 deadly cloud sins. Things to watch out for as you go on your cloud journey.

Using AWS Lambda + API Gateway from Javascript

March 30, 2020

If you’ve been working with AWS for a while, you’ll know that Lambda functions is where it’s at. Lambda is AWS’ server-less offering, allowing you to run code in the cloud without having to worry about infrastructure.

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