May 24 2016

AWS Lambda Tutorial: Playing Math Games with Lambda

Crystal Bedell

One of the things our software engineers like about building applications in the cloud is that there’s always something new to learn. Unfortunately, there’s always something new to learn, and (let’s face it) tutorials can get downright boring when you have a job to do. With that in mind, RightBrain Senior Software Engineer David Barnett [&hel …

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Mar 29 2016

Configuring and Deploying AWS API Gateway with CloudFormation and AWS Lambda

Tanya Atanasova

Tanya Atanasova | Software Engineer The releases of AWS Lambda and AWS API Gateway have made serverless Microservice architecture possible and viable option in building cost effective web apps. Considering the price, 1 million AWS Lambda executions is only $0.20, a small web app can run nearly free in the cloud. There is only one problem: AWS ha …

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Dec 14 2015

Migrating to Aurora

Patrick Delaney

Patrick Delaney | Site Reliability Engineer Those looking for a solution to alleviate performance and resource issues with their data tier should consider Amazon RDS’ Aurora to be a viable option. While the benefits laid out from the AWS marketing team are straightforward and have general appeal, I’d like to take some time to explain j …

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Feb 23 2015

Amazon Web Services and Go: Feel the Love

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By Trey Tacon My co-workers teased me a bit when they found out I was blogging about Go once again. I’ve been singing its praises for a few years now because I personally believe it is the programming language of the future. But I’m not alone. Amazon Web Services is feeling the love and just […] …

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Jan 29 2015

Why SaaS and Microservices are Critical to Developing in the Cloud

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By Jason Brown As the quantity and quality of cloud services continue to grow, the number of cloud-based applications is growing in lockstep. Based on its continuing cloud services research, analyst firm IDC predicts: “By 2018, about $1 of every $5 spent on packaged software, and $1 of every $4 spent on applications, will be […] …

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Jan 20 2015

Deep Dive Into Auto Scaling Lifecycle Hooks

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By Vittorio Brooks In July of 2014, without much fanfare, Amazon Web Services released one of its most valuable (and possibly underutilized) updates for its Auto Scaling service: Auto Scaling lifecycle hooks. Auto Scaling lifecycle hooks allow EC2 instances that are part of an Auto Scaling group to pause for a specified amount of time […] …

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Jan 9 2015

Using Amazon S3 as a Hosted Yum Repository

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By Justin Wendl Amazon S3 has many use cases. As you may already know, one of those uses is hosting static websites. We can use this feature for hosting RPMs in the form of a yum repository, as well. This eliminates the need for having a dedicated server for serving yum requests from the local […] …

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Jan 6 2015

Keeping Secrets Safe With KMS

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By Derek DeJonghe Amazon Web Services unveiled a new service during its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this past November. KMS (Key Management Service) is easy to use, inexpensive and provides a failsafe, additional layer of protection for your data. The uses for KMS are endless and the premise is fairly simple: KMS creates a […] …

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Dec 8 2014

Amazon Web Services Recognizes RightBrain Networks as a Managed Service Partner

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From our most recent press release: RightBrain Networks was recently recognized by Amazon Web Services as a Managed Service Partner within their APN Program. AWS announced the new AWS Managed Service Program to its partner network at the re:Invent conference in Las Vegas early last month. Kelly Hartman, AWS Global Segment Leader for MSPs, is [&hell …

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Nov 18 2014

First Look at AWS CodeDeploy

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By Justin Wendl A new service named AWS CodeDeploy was announced last week at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas! AWS CodeDeploy is an exciting new service that we had the opportunity to be involved with during the private beta test. Allow me to tell you about how cool it is… What is it? AWS CodeDeploy […] …

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