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Jun 6, 2019 | By Matt Houser
Amazon has enabled a great new feature for cloud security: Default Encryption for New EBS Volumes. When enabled in a region, any new EBS volume that is created will automatically by encrypted with the configured KMS key. At first glance, this sounds great. However, here there be monsters, as the saying goes, if you are copying EBS snapshots or AMI images across AWS accounts.
Apr 5, 2019 | By Matt Houser
AWS CodeDeploy is a deployment management service offered by AWS. You can use it to deploy updates of your applications to your EC2 instances, Lambda functions, and on-premises servers. This can be a powerful tool in your CI/CD pipeline. Today, I’m happy to announce a new action: Deploy CodeDeploy Application.
Mar 20, 2019 | By Matt Houser
As your AWS usage grows, so will your stockpile of EBS snapshots and AMI images. Many of these are used for backups, while others are used to launch EC2 instances from Auto Scaling groups and EC2 launch templates. As your collection of AMI images grows, you will need to start rotating out the old AMI images.
Feb 14, 2019 | By Matt Houser
When creating EBS snapshots, it’s important that the snapshots be “consistent”. This means that the data on the snapshot is whole and complete. An EBS snapshot can be considered “inconsistent” if not all data was flushed to the filesystem, and/or if an application running on the EC2 instance was mid-write when the EBS snapshot was initiated.