Month: September 2019

Modify capacity of T* instances on the flight

The T family of instances are the best choice if you run a very small application, but occasionally it can handle sudden traffic spikes. If those spikes are becoming more and more common, your application is consuming the entire host bandwidth and sooner you’ll notice that you application is going to response slower than usual. […]

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IAM users vs federated users

As things stand today, we can say AWS IAM is one of the most important services. Understanding its concepts and its features could make the difference between an average AWS engineer and a top one. In this post, we want to present 2 types of users and some use cases for each of them. One […]

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How to deploy a Windows container on Google Kubernetes EngineHow to deploy a Windows container on Google Kubernetes Engine Developer Advocate

  Many people who run Windows containers want to use a container management platform like Kubernetes for resiliency and scalability. In a previous post, we showed you how to run an IIS site inside a Windows container deployed to Windows Server 2019 running on Compute Engine. That’s a good start, but you can now also […]

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Container-native load balancing on GKE now generally availableContainer-native load balancing on GKE now generally availableSoftware EngineerStaff Software Engineer

Last year, we announced container-native load balancing, a feature that allows you to create services using network endpoint groups (NEGs) so that requests to your service get load balanced directly to the containers serving the requests. Since announcing the beta, we have worked hard to improve the performance, scalability and user experience of container-native load […]

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How to deploy a Windows container on Google Compute EngineHow to deploy a Windows container on Google Compute Engine Developer Advocate

Last year, we published a blog post and demonstrated how to deploy a Windows container running Windows Server 2016 on Google Compute Engine. Since then, there have been a number of important developments. First, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Server 2019. Second, Kubernetes 1.14 was released with support for Windows nodes and Windows containers. […]

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Exploring container security: Bringing Shielded VMs to GKE with Shielded GKE NodesExploring container security: Bringing Shielded VMs to GKE with Shielded GKE NodesProduct Manager, Google CloudTechnical Program Manager, Google Cloud Security

Where workloads go, attackers follow. As more organizations adopt containers and deploy sensitive workloads with Kubernetes, there are new container-specific surface areas that need to be hardened. Today, we are announcing Shielded GKE Nodes in beta, which provides strong, verifiable node identity and integrity to increase the protection of your Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) nodes.  […]

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Building and testing polyglot applications using AWS CodeBuild

Prakash Palanisamy, Solutions Architect Microservices are becoming the new normal, and it’s natural to use multiple different programming languages for different microservices in the same application. This blog post explains how easy it is to build polyglot applications, test them, and package them for deployment using a single AWS CodeBuild project. CodeBuild adds support for […]

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