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    re:Invent 2020 Liveblog: Andy Jassy Keynote

    I’m always ready to try something new! This year, I am going to liveblog Andy Jassy‘s AWS re:Invent keynote address, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1 (PST). I’ll be updating this post every couple of minutes as I watch Andy’s address from the comfort of my home office. […] [Read More]

    New –  Attribute-Based Access Control with AWS Single Sign-On

    Starting today, you can pass user attributes in the AWS session when your workforce sign-in into the cloud using AWS Single Sign-On. This gives you the centralized account access management of AWS Single Sign-On and ABAC, with the flexibility to use AWS SSO, Active Directory, or an external identity provider as your identity source. To […] [Read More]

    Introducing Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA)

    As the volume and complexity of your data processing pipelines increase, you can simplify the overall process by decomposing it into a series of smaller tasks and coordinate the execution of these tasks as part of a workflow. To do so, many developers and data engineers use Apache Airflow, a platform created by the community […] [Read More]

    New – Code Signing, a Trust and Integrity Control for AWS Lambda

    Code signing is an industry standard technique used to confirm that the code is unaltered and from a trusted publisher. Code running inside AWS Lambda functions is executed on highly hardened systems and runs in a secure manner. However, function code is susceptible to alteration as it moves through deployment pipelines that run outside AWS. […] [Read More]

    New – Multi-Factor Authentication with WebAuthn for AWS SSO

    Starting today, you can add WebAuthn as a new multi-factor authentication (MFA) to AWS Single Sign-On, in addition to currently supported one-time password (OTP) and Radius authenticators. By adding support for WebAuthn, a W3C specification developed in coordination with FIDO Alliance, you can now authenticate with a wide variety of interoperable authenticators provisioned by your […] [Read More]

Hosting horror story

It is always easy to find a cheaper hosting company, but there is a ceiling to how low it can go before compromising either: the uptime or your data.

This is a TRUE story.

Recently a (very cheap) hosting company had a disk crash: the server was offline for 6 days to go through the (slow) FSCK check of the 1TB drive. Unfortunately the disk was corrupted beyond repair and all the data was lost. The aftermath was disastrous: 6 days offline time and no backups.

Amazon AWS® provides the best service for storage of data (or “object”): S3. It can be added to any WHM/cPanel server within 3 minutes.

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