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AWS has introduced S3 Storage Lens – Get a detailed insight in your S3 cloud storage!

AWS has introduced S3 Storage Lens – Get a detailed insight in your S3 cloud storage!

With the new tool, Amazon Web Service customers can now find out even more easily where their S3 cloud object costs are incurred and how they can cut them. Amazon S3 Storage Lens, launched by AWS this week, is “the first cloud storage analytics solution to give you organization-wide visibility into object storage, with point-in-time metrics and trend lines as well as actionable recommendations,” AWS claimed in its news-blog. 

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Secret Management the Easy Way with Aqua CSP

Secret Management the Easy Way with Aqua CSP

Secrets management in the context of PaaS is one of the most important topics and a primary objective to guarantee. One use case leads us to answer the question: How to manage and securely provide secrets to each container at runtime? Before landing on this discussion, let us underline the problem encounter with secrets in PaaS firstly.   

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How MAC addresses in VMware vCloud Director work

How MAC addresses in VMware vCloud Director work

When creating a VM in vCloud Director (vCD), vCD automatically assigns a MAC address. To ensure that the MAC address is unique within the environment the vCD uses the instance ID of the vCD installation to define the MAC address range. If you have multiple vCD instances you might use different IDs for your installations to avoid duplicate MAC addresses.

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Improving AWS Cloud Cost transparency and visibility while finding and fixing an S3 cost issue

Improving AWS Cloud Cost transparency and visibility while finding and fixing an S3 cost issue

One of our customers recently asked us to help him with an AWS Cloud Cost issue. His overall AWS bill was exploding over the last few weeks, without any adequate explanation of what could cause this drastic increase.

When we started to take a look, we quickly realized what the customer was referring to, the AWS Cost increased by 5x during August, by 10x in September, and October was already on the way to top this again.

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German AWS Community Day 2020

German AWS Community Day 2020

On Friday the 25th of September 2020, the fourth edition of the German AWS Community Day happened. After Cologne (2017), Frankfurt (2018) and Hamburg (2019) this was the first time where it was held as a purely online event and with a full day of...

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How much is my password?

How much is my password?

Most people probably see good passwords as a cumbersome necessity. They come attached with a seemingly ever-changing set of rules that force us to create intricate text strings that are usually a pain memorize.

In this post I will try to highlight the joy of good passwords by assigning them a monetary value albeit admittedly an imperfect one. I encourage everybody not to see password creation as a tedium but instead to enjoy the financial catastrophe we inflict to an imaginary attacker foolish enough to attempt cracking our password. In addition I will present a scheme that allows the creation of good passwords that are also easy to remember.

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NSX-T Edge Multi-TEP Flow-Cache Bug

NSX-T Edge Multi-TEP Flow-Cache Bug

NSX-T supports Multi-TEP just like NSX-V. But this feature was limited to ESXi hosts and it was not supported for Edge Nodes. Since NSX-T version 2.4 Multi-TEP is supported for Edge Nodes as well, which optimizes the North-South network performance.
Starting with NSX-T 2.4 the Multi-TEP was supported but not recommend from reference design guide perspective. The recommendation was added after the reference design guide was updated for NSX-T 2.5. Since then a deployment with a single NVDS vor VLAN and Overlay transport zones combined with Multi-TEP for ESXi and Edge Nodes is recommended.

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