Category: Cloud

AlibabaCloud, AWS, Azure, Cloud, GCP, OracleCloud

Budgets and payments in clouds

How to set up payments and budgets in cloud provider is today’s topic. Usually providers offers two payment models: consumption based – monthly invoice for consumed resources reserved instances – paying upfront for reserved resources (capacity) Also interesting part is setting up spending limits. Alibaba Alibaba has very simple budget interface. In fact it allows …

AWS, Azure, Cloud, GCP

Cloud comparison – intro

Under the series of articles I’m going to discuss the differences between main cloud compatitors: Alibaba AWS Azure Google (GCP) IBM Cloud Oracle This list is based on Gartner’s magic quadrant (2019) and the order is alphabetical. Looking into Gartner’s data, the leader is AWS and just few steps behind is Azure. Next is GCP. …

Azure, Cloud, Software engineering

Changes to Microsoft Certs

Microsoft just announced changes to their exam including: AZ-103, AZ-203, AZ-300, AZ-301, AI-100. New versions (AZ-104, AZ-204, AZ-303, AZ-304, AI-101) will be rolled out in March 2020. Old exams will be available for 90 days after new ones will become available. Also some other updates are expected (to other exams) but they were not announced …

AWS, Cloud

AWS Glacier – why to avoid

I’m using Glacier for long term backups. I was pretty happy with upload process (setup, performance) until I provisioned a vault for a long term backup (1.5~2 years) and right now I was willing to get rid of it. Unfortunately you cannot just drop it when it is not empty. You have to remove all …

Azure, Certificate, Cloud

Learning to Azure AZ-203 exam

Here is a bunch of links which I’m using in learning to AZ-203 (and AZ-204) exam: Exam homepage Learning path related to materials from Microsoft (long read) 50 minutes intro (overview) on Azure Whizlabs on the preparations Youtube videos with basic knowledge by Adam Marczak Azure for architectes by Ritesh Modi (Packt, Oct 2017) – …

Cloud, GCP

Spanner – GCP custom SQL solution

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers 3 SQL engines as a service: MySQL 5.6/5.7, PostgreSQL 9.6 and Spanner. MySQL and PostgreSQL are quite well known across the world. Spanner is completely new player – Google’s own product dedicated to handle thousands of requests. When we setup the database, it is required to specify number of nodes …

AWS, Cloud, Serverless

AWS Fargate – use domain to reach your containers

This time something from tips & tricks with AWS Fargate. Setting up service we can add it as publicly available. Thus there is no option to assign EIP or domain as container can be stopped or restarted any time with new IP. The only one way to achieve it is usage of ELB (Application LB, …

.NET, ASP.NET, AWS, C#, CSharp, Programming, REST, WebAPI

AWS Cognito – Identity Pool usage in .NET Core

Some time ago I had to implement authorization and authentication for REST (.NET Core 2.1, the latest stable nuget package version is 2.1.3) web service using JWT tokens (bearer) using AWS Cognito Identity Pools. It was pretty hard to find the updated tutorials or materials (even on AWS most of the data is about old …