Archive of posts with category 'guide'

Node Exporter and Kubernetes Guide

Monitoring is essential to a reliable system. It helps keep your services consistent and available by preemptively alerting you to important issues. In legacy (non-Kubernetes) systems, monitoring is simple. You...

cAdvisor and Kubernetes Monitoring Guide

Kubernetes has solved many challenges, like speed, scalability, and resilience, but it’s also introduced a new set of difficulties when it comes to monitoring infrastructure. Application monitoring is already daunting...

AWS NAT Gateway Pricing and Cost Reduction Guide

Imagine that you have a contract to move an auto repair shop’s servers on to AWS. They have a public web server, a private SQL server, and a private Node.js...

AWS ECS Pricing and Container Optimization Guide

AWS ECS (Elastic Container Service) is a container orchestration platform that allows clients to run and manage Docker containers in the AWS cloud.

AWS CloudFront Pricing and Cost Optimization Guide

CloudFront is AWS own CDN (Content Delivery Network). CDNs are primarily used for caching, and many customers also use AWS CloudFront CDN as a security layer, or use it to...

AWS EMR Cost Optimization Guide

AWS EMR (Elastic MapReduce) is Amazon’s managed big data platform which allows clients who need to process gigabytes or petabytes of data to create EC2 instances running the Hadoop File...

AWS S3 Pricing and Cost Optimization Guide

Amazon Simple Storage Service (referred to as AWS S3) is AWS’s cloud-based file storage platform. Amazon S3 is one of Amazon’s most widely used services, but it’s also one of...

AWS RDS Pricing and Cost Optimization Guide

Amazon Web Services makes getting your data into AWS RDS Relational Database Service relatively easy. Import costs are free on RDS, and you can store up to 100 terabytes across...