Glen Knight

NYC Based IT Professional

Amazon Detective – Rapid Security Investigation and Analysis

Almost five years ago, I blogged about a solution that automatically analyzes AWS CloudTrail data to generate alerts upon sensitive API usage. It was a simple and basic solution for security analysis and automation. But demanding AWS customers have multiple AWS accounts, collect data from multiple sources, and simple searches based on regular expressions are […]

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New – Use AWS IAM Access Analyzer in AWS Organizations

Last year at AWS re:Invent 2019, we released AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer that helps you understand who can access resources by analyzing permissions granted using policies for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) buckets, IAM roles, AWS Key Management Service (KMS) keys, AWS Lambda functions, and Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) queues. […]

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Now Open – Third Availability Zone in the AWS Canada (Central) Region

When you start an EC2 instance, or store data in an S3 bucket, it’s easy to underestimate what an AWS Region is. Right now, we have 22 across the world, and while they look like dots on a global map, they are architected to let you run applications and store data with high availability and fault tolerance. […]

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New – Low-Cost HDD Storage Option for Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

You can use Amazon FSx for Windows File Server to create file systems that can be accessed from a wide variety of sources and that use your existing Active Directory environment to authenticate users. Last year we added a ton of features including Self-Managed Directories, Native Multi-AZ File Systems, Support for SQL Server, Fine-Grained File […]

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BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon

The COVID-19 Global Hackathon is an opportunity for builders to create software solutions that drive social impact with the aim of tackling some of the challenges related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We’re encouraging YOU – builders around the world – to #BuildforCOVID19 using technologies of your choice across a range of suggested themes […]

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Working From Home? Here’s How AWS Can Help

Just a few weeks and so much has changed. Old ways of living, working, meeting, greeting, and communicating are gone for a while. Friendly handshakes and warm hugs are not healthy or socially acceptable at the moment. My colleagues and I are aware that many people are dealing with changes in their work, school, and […]

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Now Available: Amazon ElastiCache Global Datastore for Redis

In-memory data stores are widely used for application scalability, and developers have long appreciated their benefits for storing frequently accessed data, whether volatile or persistent. Systems like Redis help decouple databases and backends from incoming traffic, shedding most of the traffic that would had otherwise reached them, and reducing application latency for users. Obviously, managing […]

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AWS Online Tech Talks for March 2020

Join us for live, online presentations led by AWS solutions architects and engineers. AWS Online Tech Talks cover a range of topics and expertise levels, and feature technical deep dives, demonstrations, customer examples, and live Q&A with AWS experts. Note – All sessions are free and in Pacific Time. Can’t join us live? Access webinar […]

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Materialize your Amazon Redshift Views to Speed Up Query Execution

At AWS, we take pride in building state of the art virtualization technologies to simplify the management and access to cloud services such as networks, computing resources or object storage. In a Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), a view is virtualization applied to tables : it is a virtual table representing the result of a […]

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Bottlerocket – Open Source OS for Container Hosting

It is safe to say that our industry has decided that containers are now the chosen way to package and scale applications. Our customers are making great use of Amazon ECS and Amazon EKS, with over 80% of all cloud-based containers running on AWS. Container-based environments lend themselves to easy scale-out, and customers can run […]

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