Category: AWS

Using Kube2Iam with EKS

Kube2iam lets you attach IAM roles to running pods in your Kubernetes cluster. Kube2iam is a bit confusing to install at first but is actually trivially easy to use once you understand how it works. This post shows how to get Kube2iam up and running in EKS, first using Helm (to focus on the EKS-specific

AWS News – February Round Up

With the endless flood of new products, features and changes from AWS and its surrounding ecosystem, it can be easy to miss an update. Our monthly round up highlights major AWS news, announcements, product updates and behind the scenes changes we think are most relevant. February was a quiet month in the cloud. The big

Route 53 Resolvers

To minimal fanfare, AWS released Route 53 inbound/outbound resolvers at re:Invent 2018. That’s unfortunate because if you’re one of the [all of us] running a hybrid infrastructure or using centralized authentication of some kind (e.g., ActiveDirectory, FreeIPA) in the cloud, this is a game changer. In the past when you had complex DNS requirements, the

AWS News – January Round Up

With the endless flood of new products, features and changes from AWS and its surrounding ecosystem, it can be easy to miss an update. Our monthly round up highlights major AWS news, announcements, product updates and behind the scenes changes we think are most relevant. January brought a lot of fun announcements, and even one

AWS News – December Round Up

With the endless flood of new products, features and changes from AWS and its surrounding ecosystem, it can be easy to miss an update. Our monthly round up highlights major AWS news, announcements, product updates and behind the scenes changes we think are most relevant. With so many big announcements at re:Invent, December was predictably

Understanding GP2 Volume Performance

GP2 Performance in EBS is widely misunderstood, resulting in many writing off EBS as a choice between “slow” or “expensive”. While there is some truth to that, I often see EBS implementations that fail to take advantage of cheap or even free options to boost performance. This article focuses specifically on GP2 volumes, which are

AWS News – re:Invent Recap

Another re:Invent is in the books, and there were dozens of major announcements—too many to summarize effectively in a single post. This recap focuses on the ones most relevant to developers and engineers, which means IoT, HPC and machine learning don’t get a lot of coverage here. Some of the more significant announcements like Control

AWS re:Invent: The Guide To Not Going

AWS hosts their annual conference next week in Las Vegas, bringing in 40,000+ people from around the world to showcase their company and roll out new and enhanced services for the coming year. AWS re:Invent is a big deal, and for many of us, how we spend 2019 will be greatly shaped by the announcements

S3 Public Access Policies: What You Need To Know

Last week, AWS announced S3 Public Access Policies, new bucket-level controls to restrict public access to buckets. This is a big deal, as prior to this there was no way to definitively make a bucket and its contents private. AWS asserts that buckets were always private by default. In reality, buckets suggested private access in the

AWS News – October Round Up

With the endless flood of new products, features and changes from AWS and its surrounding ecosystem, it can be easy to miss an update. Our monthly round up highlights major AWS news, announcements, product updates and behind the scenes changes we think are most relevant. There have been a lot of big announcements over the