27 Best Practice Tips on Amazon Web Services Security Groups

AWS Security Groups are one of the most used and abused configurations inside an AWS environment if you are using them on cloud quite long. Since AWS security groups are simple to configure, users many times ignore the importance of it and do not follow best practices relating to it. In re ...

IAM Best Practices

To help secure your AWS resources, follow these recommendations for the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service.Related Articles:http://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/b ...

Best Practices for Amazon EC2

This checklist is intended to help you get the maximum benefit from and satisfaction with Amazon EC2.Related Articles:http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/ec2-best-pr ...

Best Practices for Amazon RDS

This section summarizes best practices for working with Amazon RDS. As new best practices are identified, we will keep this section up to date.Related Articles:http://docs.aws.a ...

AWS Elastic Load Balancing: Load Balancer Best Practices

You are probably aware that Amazon Web Services provides Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) as their preferred load balancing solution on the AWS platform. ELB distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud. Considering the costs involved, and the ...

Top 5 ways to improve your AWS EC2 performance

For many IT users and developers, using Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to host their application introduces multiple changes to software development, deployment, and maintenance processes. EC2 promises increased flexibility, ease of deployment, instant scalability ...

Amazon EBS Volume Types

Amazon EBS provides the following volume types, which differ in performance characteristics and price, so that you can tailor your storage performance and cost to the needs of your applications. The volumes types fall into two categories:SSD-backed volumes optimized for trans ...

Beginner’s Guide: 7 Ways to Optimize Cloud Costs with AWS

Amazon offers three AWS pricing models that suit the needs of different sized companies at various stages of their life cycles. Their most well known on-demand model charges based on actual usage (hourly compute/storage or I/O capacity consumption). It has created a simple way to reduce co ...

Understanding AWS stolen CPU and how it affects your apps

Stolen CPU is a metric that’s often looked at but can be hard to understand. It implies some malevolent intent from your virtual neighbors. In reality, it is a relative measure of the cycles a CPU should have been able to run but could not due to the hypervisor diverting cycles away from ...