Amazon RDS Proxy – Improved Application Security, Resilience and Scalability

Amazon RDS Proxy is a fully managed, highly available database proxy for Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) that makes applications more scalable, more resilient to database failures, and more secure. https://aws.amazon.com/rds/proxy/ In this article I will demonstrate how you can configure an Amazon RDS Proxy for an Amazon Aurora database. With the provided Terraform code,Continue reading “Amazon RDS Proxy – Improved Application Security, Resilience and Scalability”

Configure a Desktop Environment For an Amazon Linux EC2 Jumpbox

In this article I will show how you can launch an Amazon Linux EC2 instance with a desktop environment that will serve as a jumpbox. Connections to this jumpbox will be made through RDP via a session manager port tunneling session. By using session manager, our EC2 instance’s security group does not require ingress rulesContinue reading “Configure a Desktop Environment For an Amazon Linux EC2 Jumpbox”

Access Private EC2 Instances With AWS Systems Manager Session Manager

In this article I will demonstrate how you can connect to EC2 instances located in private subnets by using AWS Systems Manager Session Manager. Session Manager is a fully managed AWS Systems Manager capability that lets you manage your EC2 instances, on-premises instances, and virtual machines (VMs) through an interactive one-click browser-based shell or throughContinue reading “Access Private EC2 Instances With AWS Systems Manager Session Manager”

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) Integration With AWS Lambda

AWS has recently announced support for Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) within AWS Lambda. This change creates new possibilities for serverless applications. In this article I will demonstrate one such possibility — centralising the storage and updating of the ClamAV virus database. ClamAV ClamAV® is an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malwareContinue reading “Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) Integration With AWS Lambda”