DynamoDB Auto Scaling - Open Sourced

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 demand. What about scaling up during the day and...

Jared Short in serverless Less than 1 minute to read

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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...

Andy Warzon in aws 6 minutes to read

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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...

Joel Haubold in aws 2 minutes to read

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Serverless Architectures: IoT

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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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...

Stephen Ennis in serverless 3 minutes to read

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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...

Jared Short in devops 5 minutes to read

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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...

Josh von Schaumburg in security 7 minutes to read

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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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The Misunderstood t2 Instance Type

Amazon EC2 has over 40 different instance types and keeping track of them all can feel a little daunting. To simplify it, pay attention to something called an “instance family”. This is the prefix before the period in the instance...

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Developers Heart Cloud Infrastructure

While we’re still in the early stage of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) adoption among traditional IT departments and large enterprises, for developer-centric organizations, IaaS is already the default. Why is that, and why does it matter?

If your organization values great software...

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High availability On AWS: Are You Prepared?

AWS forced reboots are a good reminder for cloud adopters… if you did not architect for high availability, you may see some downtime on AWS periodically. If you took the simple steps below, you almost certainly saw no downtime.

Running...

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Deploying AWS

How to deploy your software on Amazon Web Services? There are numerous options out there. Many people stick with traditional methods, but the flexibility of cloud services (particularly with the rich feature set of AWS, unmatched by rivals) open up...

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The Power of Amazon Redshift

You don’t hear a lot about AWS Redshift in the marketplace, and frankly I think it is the most under-appreciated service on AWS. Simply put, Redshift is a revolution in data warehousing infrastructure. Column-oriented databases, which are a type of...

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Big Trends from Las Vegas!

Last week was AWS Re:Invent in Las Vegas, their big annual event. Trek10 was lucky enough to have a contingent of three at the conference. Here are a few quick thoughts & notes

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