This is the first part of a series where Cloudcraft customers share their architectures with the community. The goal is to share experiences by discussing real-world architectures from which everyone can benefit.[Read more…] about Show Me Your Architecture Vol. 1: Scanning S3 buckets for malware
ALB vs. NLB: Which AWS load balancer fits your needs?
Which load balancer fits my workload best? As is often the case, AWS offers more than one solution. Read on to learn whether to use the Application Load Balancer (ALB) or the Network Load Balancer (NLB) to distribute incoming requests among a fleet of virtual machines or containers.[Read more…] about ALB vs. NLB: Which AWS load balancer fits your needs?
Programming your CDN: CloudFront and Lambda@Edge
Minimizing the load time of your websites and applications is essential for two reasons. First, search engines rank websites based on page load times. Second, users are impatient and might cancel loading your application to jump to a competitor instead. That’s why content delivery networks (CDNs) became more and more popular since they came into existence in the late 1990s.continue reading
What Architects Need to Know About Networking on AWS
As an architect, you may not have thought too much about the network management before. At least that’s how it used to be for me. But since I’ve been designing architectures for AWS, network structure has become much more important to me.continue reading
How to Become an AWS Certified Solutions Architect (SAA-C02)
In 2012, I created my first AWS account. Back then, I worked as a software engineer and was looking for a way to deploy an online trading platform. Two years later, I attended re:Invent — the yearly conference organized by AWS — in Las Vegas for the first time. I was lucky to pass the Certified Solutions Architect certification without any preparation due to my hands-on experience.
Are you aiming to pass the Solutions Architect Associate (SAA-C02) exam? In this blog, you’ll find my advice on how to prepare for the certification exam. My approach is not the fastest way to get certified but a sustainable and joyful way to learn about AWS that will pay off in the long term.
What’s the CO² footprint of your architecture?
Fighting climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our days. When designing an architecture, there are many important factors to consider: security, reliability, performance and costs. I’d like to add another factor to that list: the CO² footprint.continue reading