AWS Step-by-Step

Using IPAM to Manage IP Addresses in AWS, Part 1

Here's how to get the Amazon VPC IP Address Manager up and running in your environment.

Connecting to Your EC2 Instances Without a Public IP Address, Part 2: Private Subnets

Next, let's dive into the sometimes messy world of connecting to an instance that's found on a private subnet.

Connecting to Your EC2 Instances Without a Public IP Address, Part 1

With just a bit of work, connect to private subnet instances using AWS.

Getting Started with AWS Verified Access, Part 2: Up and Running

Let's finish up the setup process for your secure external access through AWS.

Getting Started with AWS Verified Access, Part 1

This series introduces AWS Verified Access, an alternative to VPNs for secure external application access.

Using AWS Cloud Map To Keep Track of Your Cloud Resources, Part 2

Now that you've got the basics of AWS cloud namespaces down, it's time to set up AWS Cloud Map. Here's how.

Using AWS Cloud Map To Keep Track of Your Cloud Resources, Part 1

The easiest way to determine what AWS resources exist in your environment at any given time is meant mostly for developers -- but doesn't require any developer skills to use.

What You Need to Know About AWS Certification, Part 2

Once you have decided on a certification that you want to pursue, the first thing you should do is familiarize yourself with the basic exam format.

What You Need to Know About AWS Certification, Part 1

Amazon Web Services certifications are among the IT industry's most sought-after. Here's what it takes to get AWS-certified.

Deploying a Web Application Firewall on AWS

A Web application firewall (WAF) helps admins monitor traffic destined for a Web front-end and filter out anything malicious. Here's how to set up a WAF to protect apps hosted on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Getting Started with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Amazon Web Services makes it easy to implement dynamically scalable applications in the cloud. Here's an overview.

Exploring Common Tasks in Amazon Lightsail

From creating and deleting instances to configuring IP addresses, here's a look at some routine management tasks in Lightsail and how they differ from AWS' main virtualization platform, EC2.

Where To Find the Built-In Learning Resources in AWS

From introductory videos to self-paced labs to a service glossary, here's how to access and take advantage of AWS' library of educational media.

Creating a Windows Server Lightsail Instance in AWS

Amazon's virtual private server solution is no longer for Linux only.

Hands-On with Polly, Amazon's AI-Based Speech Synthesizer

Despite some shortcomings, Amazon Polly is much more than a cloud-based reworking of Apple's 30-year-old S.A.M. program. (But don't count on it to read algebra equations just yet.)

Best Practices for Creating and Managing AWS Tags

As useful as tags are for tracking down specific AWS resources, they can easily get out of hand. To avoid future headaches, develop a carefully controlled tagging structure early.

How To Lock Down AWS Security Groups

Each time you create an Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance, AWS will create a new security group whose job is to control access to that instance. Here's how to configure it.

AWS Spot Instances: Why, When and How To Use Them

Not all workloads are created equal, nor are their price tags. For workloads that are less than mission-critical, organizations can take advantage of steeply discounted AWS Spot Instances. There are a few conditions to keep in mind, however.

Tracking EC2 Instance Usage with AWS Reporting Engines

Spinning up new VMs on a whim has little impact in on-premises environments, but it can mean added charges in the cloud. Using AWS instance reports can help organizations keep an eye on those costs and control VM sprawl.

Managing Mobile Security Policies for Amazon WorkMail

If you've ever managed Microsoft Exchange, then you're already familiar with the concept of mobile device mailbox policies. The difference is AWS' mobile policies tend to be simpler than Microsoft's.

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