Use AWS WAF to block malicious requests

AWS recently introduced a long-awaited service: the Web Application Firewall (WAF). While there are already many WAFs on the market, they are often prohibitively expensive and can be difficult to administer. While the AWS WAF is much simpler than products such as New...

AWS China (Beijing) Region – Open to the public

Amazon Web Services, in collaboration with Beijing Sinnet Technology Co. Ltd., announced that the AWS China (Beijing) Region is now available to customers from datacenters in China that are being operated by Sinnet.This is a collaboration, or joint venture, between...

Using AWS CodeDeploy

After months of using Elastic Beanstalk to make automated deployments work the way we wanted them to, we moved on to CodeDeploy, and it has since then become one of our favorite tools in the AWS toolbox. The way is works is rather simple. As shown in the diagram...

X1 Memory intensive instances

AWS announced today the availability of the x1.32xlarge instance size. This instance has the following specifications: Processor: 4 x Intel™ Xeon E7 8880 v3 (Haswell) running at 2.3 GHz – 64 cores / 128 vCPUs. Memory: 1,952 GiB with Single Device Data Correction...

CloudTrail for all regions

Up until now, in order to get theCloudTrail logs for each of your regions, you had to manually turn on CloudTrail in each desired region. This was time-consuming and error-prone. As of last week, AWS now lets you turn on CloudTrail for all regions simultaneously. By...