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Multi AWS Account federation with Microsoft Azure Active Directory as IdP

Tudor Toma 12th April 2018
When it comes to using Amazon Web Services in an enterprise environment, we think of Identity and Access Management being at the center of everything due to its importance for enterprises. Some of the key solutions which are used today relating to this are: Using a dedicated AWS Account as a central identification point for […]

AWS SSM in Action, the next generation of SSH

Giulio Calzolari 9th March 2018
Over the last year AWS have introduced a lot a of new capabilities to extend the functionality of the EC2 Systems Manager. These features include: Parameters store Automation Patching Run Command State Manager / Inventory At re:Invent 2017, many features were introduced such as SSM PrivateLink and PCI compliance. I decided to investigate SSM SendCommand to […]

How to continuously assess the security of your AMIs

Jawad Seddar 23rd February 2018
Jawad Seddar, Cloud Systems Developer at Cloudreach, gives insight on a continuous AMI assessment process using Amazon Inspector, Lambda and CloudWatch.   Vulnerability assessments   When deploying resources in the cloud or in your datacenters, it’s always recommended to make sure they are not affected by known vulnerabilities as these can easily be leveraged to […]

Surviving the hybrid cloud: a networking perspective

Tudor Toma 19th February 2018
The cloud today is often an idealistic world where we envision native cloud applications, elasticity, resiliency and other traits which a public cloud service brings. The reality the corporate, large enterprise landscape have to face is a long history of managing and running their own applications in private or hosted data centers, therefore stepping into […]

Cloudreach .create(v=4.0) Hackathon winner: NoComprehend

Alberto Alvarez 5th January 2018
It’s always great when .create() time comes around. We especially liked this edition as we could play with some of the services recently announced at AWS re:Invent 2017. NoComprehend is a Slack chatbot that uses a natural language processing (NLP) backend provided by Amazon Comprehend to identify keywords in Slack messages and populates a phrasal […]

FPGAs and the Future of Parallelized Computation in the Cloud

James Muldoon 20th December 2017
Abstract: Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are a type of mutable hardware that can be reprogrammed and repurposed. This allows for quicker development time, time to market, and turnaround for hardware developers working on application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). “The nonrecurring engineering (NRE) expense of custom ASIC design far exceeds that of FPGA-based hardware solutions”, especially […]

Driving IoT forward: from Data Cars to the real-world

Neel Radhakrishnan 7th December 2017
This year at our re:Invent booth we debuted Data Cars, which adds real-time cloud backed telemetry to a Scalextric set. Data Cars streams acceleration data from IoT devices onboard the slot cars, through a local device which performs data aggregation and preprocessing, and from there into AWS where the data is analysed and visualised. In […]
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