AWS ECS concepts.

According to Amazon, ECS or Elastic Container Service is “a highly scalable, fast, container management service that makes it easy to run, stop, and manage Docker containers on a cluster of Amazon EC2 instances”. In this post I will cover some of the main features of AWS ECS including clusters, tasks and services. Clusters Clusters … 

 

Changing deployment policies in AWS

In a previous article, I discussed four different deployment policies you can employ when deploying applications to AWS. Some of these methods include All at once, Rolling, Immutable and Blue/Green deployments. In that article I discussed the differences between these policies. In this post, I will show you how to set up Immutable and Blue/Green … 

 

Encryption using Python and AWS

In this post I’ll show you how to encrypt and decrypt strings using the AWS Encryption SDK and AWS KMS. Step 1: Install the AWS SDK for Python and the Encryption SDK You’ll need boto3 to create a Master Key programmatically and the aws-encryption-sdk for encrypting and decrypting data. Step 2: Add AWS credentials to …