AWS – Relational Database Service

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a fully managed and cost efficient database service that makes it easy to provision, manage, and scale a relational database in the cloud. Amazon RDS provides an option to choose from the 6 available relational database engines - Commercial Oracle Microsoft SQL Server Open Source MySQL PostgreSQL MariaDB Cloud … Continue reading AWS – Relational Database Service

AWS S3 – Access Management

In my earlier posts on Cloud Storage and AWS S3, we discussed different storage types offered by the cloud providers and the Simple Storage Service (S3) by Amazon for storing the objects in the cloud. In this post, we'll look at how to manage the access to buckets and objects stored in the AWS S3. Buckets … Continue reading AWS S3 – Access Management

Cloud Storage Types – Object, Block and File

Cloud storage is making inroads and increasingly becoming quite common in enterprises these days due to the advantages it offers in terms of availability, durability and cost. Cloud storage solution can either be deployed in the private cloud or accessed over the internet in the public cloud depending upon the sensitivity of the data and compliance … Continue reading Cloud Storage Types – Object, Block and File

AWS DNS Service – Route 53

In one of earlier posts on DNS, we looked at the basic functionality provided by the DNS service and some of the important concepts related to the DNS protocol. AWS Route 53 is a distributed managed service that provides both the public and private DNS lookup service with a very high availability and scalability. It makes it … Continue reading AWS DNS Service – Route 53

AWS Elastic Load Balancer

A load balancer is a device that acts as a reverse proxy and distributes the application traffic across multiple servers. This results in increased capacity and greater reliability of the applications running behind the load balancer. Generally load balancers are grouped into 2 types Layer 4 load balancer - Acts on the data available in network … Continue reading AWS Elastic Load Balancer

AWS VPC – NAT Instances and NAT Gateway

NAT Overview Network Address Transaction (NAT) is a technique of assigning a public IP address to a host or a group of hosts within a private network such that all egress network packets have the same public source IP address. NAT helps in limiting the number of public IP addresses required for a private network to … Continue reading AWS VPC – NAT Instances and NAT Gateway

AWS Virtual Private Cloud

AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a web service that allows provisioning of a logically isolated infrastructure in the public cloud with its own IP address range, subnets, internet gateway, ACLs and route table configuration. It can be thought of as an isolated data center in AWS. VPC does all the heavy lifting and makes it … Continue reading AWS Virtual Private Cloud