DevOps for Serverless Applications

Teams are using serverless architectures to dramatically increase the pace at which they can move from idea to deployed application while also reducing their infrastructure and operational costs. Services like AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway let you build applications...

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Serverless Workflows for the Enterprise

Join Forrest Brazeal, Senior Cloud Architect at Trek10 and AWS Serverless Hero, to learn how to seamlessly build and deploy serverless applications across multiple teams in large organizations. In this tech talk, Forrest will demonstrate best practices for automating IAM...

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Fargate Pricing in Context

In a recent post I discussed how AWS’s newer container management service Fargate, while a compelling alternative to container cluster management, doesn’t deliver on most of the benefits that are the hallmark of “Serverless”.

That said, as much...

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S3 Permissions

Access management is a...

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CloudWatch Deep Dive

This is the second in a series of posts about monitoring your production workloads in AWS. In the first post, we did a high level overview of cloud monitoring and broke it down into six types of metrics you...

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Detecting AWS Cost Anomalies

Cloud Spend: Everybody’s Problem

If you’ve spent any time at all in the cloud, you know the pain of mysterious bills and ever-escalating spend. When you’re paying as you go and scaling on demand, exercising control over your infrastructure...

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All The Metrics - A Cloud Monitoring Blueprint

For companies coming from an on-premise or traditional architecture, the landscape of monitoring for cloud-based distributed architectures can be pretty bewildering. What metrics should you be monitoring? What tools and providers should you use? How can you centralize the data...

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I Buy a New Work Machine Every Day

Nope, you didn’t read that wrong. This blog post was written, the git commit was made, and then it was all pushed up to our private GitLab on a machine that no longer exists. I threw it out, and tomorrow...

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Trek 10 - AWS Partner Network Video

Trek10 uses the best tools and AWS services to design, build, and support cutting-edge solutions for our clients. With multiple deployments under our belt, our team is one of the foremost experts on building serverless apps and enabling enterprises to...

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Datadog Event Mapping

We’re big users of Datadog at Trek10, and particularly Datadog’s AWS integration. It’s an incredibly powerful service and an integral part of our 24/7 CloudOps offering. And like any responsible power user, we’re always on the lookout for...

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Serverless Architectures: IoT

This is an update to a post we did in late 2016… the basics are still relevant but AWS has added a lot of other tools to the toolbox, which we’ve tried to enumerate. Enjoy!

Serverless on AWS represents a...

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3 Big Security Concerns and 1 Solution

With all the security breaches that occurred on AWS in 2017, be they caused by poorly managed Amazon S3 permissions to inadequate security group configurations, we have seen that no company or government agency is above making simple mistakes. This...

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Our Approach to IAM Escalation

At Trek10, one of the great things about running our 24/7 CloudOps support service is that we often have to solve problems on AWS for ourselves and then use our learning to implement the same solution for our customers. In...

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Introducing Live Debugging in AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda makes it easy for developers to write and deploy code at almost limitless scale. What has been hard is debugging that code. Live debugging has been a pipe dream, and offline tools work most of the time but...

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Trek10 Selects Regional Executive as CEO

September 13, 2017 — Trek10, Inc, Indiana’s fastest growing AWS cloud services partner, has announced the selection of Shane M. Fimbel, Ph.D., as its Chief Executive Officer. With a predominantly national client base, Fimbel will lead Trek10’s efforts to further...

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A Big Step Forward for Trek10

We founded Trek10 three and a half years ago with a mission to transform our clients’ IT infrastructure by leveraging the very best and latest in cloud technologies. Since then, we’ve been racing at full speed to build a company...

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AWSume - Now in Python!

In case you’ve missed it, AWSume is a cross-platform AWS command-line tool that makes working with the AWS CLI under different profiles or roles super easy.

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Making CI easier with GitLab

At Trek10, we always try to consider the need for automation and repeatability with everything that we do. That’s why we focus on using tools like CloudFormation, Serverless, and CI, as well as building other tools. Recently, I was tasked...

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Trek10 Announces Support for AWS Greengrass

June 7, 2017 — Trek10, Inc, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner with the DevOps and IOT Competencies, today announced support for AWS Greengrass. AWS Greengrass is a new service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that seamlessly extends...

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DynamoDB Auto Scaling - Open Sourced

DynamoDB just launched Auto Scaling natively. See here.

We have several projects that use DynamoDB heavily. And, while DynamoDB works great, you can hit throttle limits if you are trying to tightly match your provisioned capacity to your actual...

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How Reliable is Lambda Cron?

Its more formal and slightly less catchy name is Cloudwatch Events with a Scheduled Event Source and a Lambda Target… but we think “Lambda Cron” just rolls off the tongue a bit better.

Cloudwatch Events is a service that lets...

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Stateless Doesn't Mean No State!

As you know, Lambda functions run in a contained environment. But, what you may not know is that this environment is also often reused for subsequent invocations.

To demonstrate this, we created a Node.js Lambda function with the following code...

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Serverless Architectures: S3 Data Loading

Serverless on AWS represents a new way to architect highly performant, highly resilient, and very low-maintenance cloud-native systems. In this occasional series, we’re going to review some interesting design patterns for Serverless systems on AWS. Hopefully this will give you...

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What is Serverless and Why Does it Matter?

When you hear “Serverless” I know what you’re thinking… oh boy, another buzzword! I get it. And it’s a pretty confusing one, on two levels:

  • There are still servers! We’re just talking about a new abstraction above the servers,...

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AWSume for Windows

Good news Windows users! You can now use this AWSume script on Windows. I assume I am not the only one that uses Windows for AWS work? … Right?!?

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Serverless Secrets

The Serverless Framework is fantastic at managing AWS API Gateway, AWS Lambda, and helping wire up all the events and streams. It makes creating and managing complex infrastructures less painful and more straightforward. At Trek10, we have seen the...

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Introducing LambdaClock

AWS Lambda now allows scheduling a one minute intervals. See here.

Currently, CloudWatch Event rules can be scheduled at minimum intervals of 5 minutes. At Trek10, we saw the need for a smaller interval, namely 1 minute. This need...

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Lambda Fanout, What is it Good For?

Often with new technology some of the primary benefits are realized when you reevaluate how you approach a problem. AWS Lambda and event driven computing is no exception.

I’m going to walk you through one of the more exciting types...

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Ops in a Serverless World

New technology appears and old job functions become obsolete. The practitioners move on to retrain on higher-value tasks and in the end the whole system is more productive. It happened when cars replaced blacksmiths, when the computer replaced armies...

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Trek10 Achieves Docker Certification

October 21, 2015 — Trek10, a cloud enablement company that specializes in Amazon Web Services (AWS), today announced a partnership with Docker, the company behind the Docker open source platform and chief sponsor of the Docker ecosystem. Trek10...

Nick Caston in announcements 3 minutes to read

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Static Websites for a Better Tomorrow

The bytes that make up the page you are reading right now were delivered by a set of servers close to you. They were not generated by a server running WordPress or Joomla. In fact, the entire Trek10 website has...

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Strong Passwords and LastPass: Part 1

Given this summer’s security breach on LastPass, we thought it would be a good idea to discuss password protection and general password storage best practices. AWS and cloud architecture have driven the success of numerous valuable services, which often require...

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Immutable Deploys with Containers

The safest, most consistent way to deploy an application. Why it matters and how Docker is a big step forward in working immutably.

At Trek10, we’re big believers in immutable infrastructure and immutable deploys. We think this is one of...

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HTTPS Everywhere

A customer of ours asked a few questions about TLS/SSL/HTTPS, and we thought our conversation would be a great time to kick off our Security blog.

First, let’s do a quick review of what we mean by Transport Layer Security...

Josh von Schaumburg in security 5 minutes to read

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