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Dec 9, 2019   |  By Matt Houser
A few weeks ago, Amazon announced a new feature for EBS snapshots: Amazon EBS Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR). Normally, accessing data on new EBS volumes was quite slow as the data is lazy-loaded from S3. When Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR) has been enabled on an EBS snapshot, new EBS volumes created from that snapshot will allow fast data access. While this feature is very good, it’s very expensive to keep enabled on an EBS snapshot for a long time.
Oct 2, 2019   |  By Matt Houser
Today, I’m happy to announce a significant new feature to Skeddly: Managed Backups. Once you have created your plan and added resources, Skeddly will create the necessary actions to create and delete those backups according to your desired schedules.
Jun 6, 2019   |  By Matt Houser
Amazon has enabled a great new feature for cloud security: Default Encryption for New EBS Volumes. When enabled in a region, any new EBS volume that is created will automatically by encrypted with the configured KMS key. At first glance, this sounds great. However, here there be monsters, as the saying goes, if you are copying EBS snapshots or AMI images across AWS accounts.
Apr 5, 2019   |  By Matt Houser
AWS CodeDeploy is a deployment management service offered by AWS. You can use it to deploy updates of your applications to your EC2 instances, Lambda functions, and on-premises servers. This can be a powerful tool in your CI/CD pipeline. Today, I’m happy to announce a new action: Deploy CodeDeploy Application.
Mar 20, 2019   |  By Matt Houser
As your AWS usage grows, so will your stockpile of EBS snapshots and AMI images. Many of these are used for backups, while others are used to launch EC2 instances from Auto Scaling groups and EC2 launch templates. As your collection of AMI images grows, you will need to start rotating out the old AMI images.