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December 2018

Container Security

2018-12-19T01:00:05+00:00

Security is a major area of focus here at PolarSeven, we aim to enable and automate security patterns crucial to the success of applications deployment. Since Docker has matured, the need to secure Dockerized workloads has increased. Both free and commercial tools are available for helping to harden your Docker stack. Clair is an open source project for the static analysis of vulnerabilities in application containers images. Clair performs static analysis of container images and [...]

Container Security 2018-12-19T01:00:05+00:00

Audit finds 30% reduction in monthly AWS bill

2019-01-17T08:04:29+00:00

Audits are an extremely boring topic to talk about. Saving thousands every month is a little more interesting. On a recent Discovery Workshop with one of our clients who will remain nameless we found 6000 backups dating back five or six years. This was only one of the things we found which saved the customer over $4000 per month. Over time many AWS accounts grow organically and resources are forgotten about. AWS charges for what [...]

Audit finds 30% reduction in monthly AWS bill 2019-01-17T08:04:29+00:00

November 2018

AWS Meetup Slides November

2018-12-01T17:32:48+00:00

Hi everyone! A big thank you to our sponsors Palo Alto Networks & Cloudhealth for making another great meetup possible. Session 1: AWS Secrets Manager PolarSevens 'Secret Manager' Kishore kicked off the night demoing a new AWS service - Secrets Manger - a tool to help protect secrets used to access your application servers and IT resources. Using API calls, easily rotate, manage, and retrieve database credentials, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycle. Presenter: [...]

AWS Meetup Slides November 2018-12-01T17:32:48+00:00

Cloud Month in Review – October 2018

2018-11-09T09:00:51+00:00

AWS continually enhances its services for its clients. Check out the updates made last month. AWS Contingencies for Disasters In the face of more powerful typhoons and other natural disasters, it’s good to remember that AWS has installed various contingencies to ensure that their services will continue to operate during the worst case scenarios. AWS Reduces Data Transfer Prices for Japan and Australia AWS is happy to announce price reductions for data transfer in Asia [...]

Cloud Month in Review – October 2018 2018-11-09T09:00:51+00:00

AWS Meetup & AWS TechShift

2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

This Wednesday marks the last formal Meetup of the year, so bring along your friends & colleagues to hear from leading experts in the AWS tech industry. This month Kishore from PolarSeven will be presenting on 'AWS Secrets Manager', protecting your secrets that are needed to access your applications, services, and IT resources. After some pizza and beer, we have Nick Cannone from Cloudhealth running through some Best Practices for Cloud Management. Craig Dent then returns from Palo Alto Networks to [...]

AWS Meetup & AWS TechShift 2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

Amazon RDS Offers Updates to Console and More

2018-11-02T09:07:27+00:00

Amazon RDS has received new updates to both its look and performance. You may check them out below. Amazon RDS Console – the console is given an updated new look where users can see all RDS resources, create a new database, look at documentation, and more in a single place. RDS Recommendations – this feature will check your usage of RDS and provide best practices to help improve your experience, performance, and security. Performance Insights [...]

Amazon RDS Offers Updates to Console and More 2018-11-02T09:07:27+00:00

October 2018

Amazon Lightsail Now with Managed Databases

2018-10-22T09:01:43+00:00

Amazon Lightsail is designed to be an easy to use cloud server. Lightsail allows you to get into AWS by providing you a preconfigured Linux or Windows application stacks, letting you select an instance plan and create an instance all within moments. Now, AWS is introducing managed databases to Amazon Lightsail. Each Lightsail database bundle has fixed monthly price. It includes the database instance, the SSD storage, at least a terabyte of data transfer to [...]

Amazon Lightsail Now with Managed Databases 2018-10-22T09:01:43+00:00

Amazon EC2 Released High Memory Instances Up to 12 TB

2018-10-15T09:01:49+00:00

Amazon EC2 has announced they have released high memory instances with 6, 9, and 12 TB of RAM. These allow you to use SAP HANA services on a far bigger scale or use it to create production systems that give enterprise-level data protection and business continuity.   New EC2 Specifications: Instance Name Memory Logical Processors Dedicated EBS Bandwidth Network Bandwidth u-6tb1.metal 6 TiB 448 14 Gbps 25 Gbps u-9tb1.metal 9 TiB 448 14 Gbps 25 Gbps [...]

Amazon EC2 Released High Memory Instances Up to 12 TB 2018-10-15T09:01:49+00:00

AWS Community Day

2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

  Developers and IT community… You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about the latest tech from community experts. Come along and challenge your skills with AWS and Alex labs on the day, plus enter to win a AWS DeppLens, Amazon echo and more: - Register: https://awscommunitydayaustralia.splashthat.com - Presenters: Rob Linton, Peter Sbarski, Arjen Schwarz, Mai Nishitani, Ei Sabai (Isabel) Nyo, Matthew Berryman, Conor Miley, Aileen Gemma Smith, Penny Wong, Jesus Rodriguez, Rachel Bunder - [...]

AWS Community Day 2018-12-01T17:32:49+00:00

AWS Storage Gateway Launches Hardware Appliance

2018-10-01T09:00:34+00:00

AWS Storage Gateway is a service that allows you to link your on-site applications to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) and Amazon Glacier. You can have this service run on your own virtual environment and have your applications and operating systems connect to it as a block share, file system or virtual tape library. You may use AWS Storage Gateway for backups, archiving, disaster recovery, cloud data processing, storage tiering [...]

AWS Storage Gateway Launches Hardware Appliance 2018-10-01T09:00:34+00:00
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