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  1. The AWS CDK using C#

    The AWS Cloud Development Kit, also know as the AWS CDK, enables you to create and provision infrastructure in AWS. Instead of writing YAML or JSON in CloudFormation, the AWS CDK allows the developer to use one of the supported languages to describe and stand up components in AWS. Using C#, one of the supported languages, I explored the AWS CDK and created an S3 bucket with a life cycle rule and a few other...…


  2. N2WS Backup & Recovery for AWS

    N2WS Backup & Recovery lets you back up data in Amazon Web Services (AWS) automatically as often as required while also providing quick recovery. Data backup and data recovery are important parts of running and protecting your business. Data loss can be detrimental, causing application downtime, requiring you to do work twice, forcing you to spend time recovering your environment, and even putting a strain on client relationships. The excellent N2WS product comes into its...…


  3. AWS AMI discovery with PowerShell

    Using PowerShell is one way of finding available Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). The two main cmdlets Amazon’s AWSPowerShell.NetCore module provides are Get-EC2Image and Get-EC2ImageByName. Get-EC2Image uses the powerful type Amazon.EC2.Model.Filter to allow detailed filtering. By looking at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation, you can see the many filtering options available. In this article, we will look into some of these and will also show a function I’ve created to simplify the AMI search. AMIs...…


  4. AWS lifecycle rules on S3 buckets with PowerShell

    One of the features Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides to storage buckets is lifecycle rules. You can use a lifecycle rule to remove or archive objects. I will be looking at creating a lifecycle rule with PowerShell to remove objects from a S3 bucket. Creating a lifecycle rule is a good way to automate the housekeeping of your S3 bucket. By using lifecycle rules, you can remove objects after so many days, by a...…


  5. Working with AWS credentials using PowerShell

    If you want to automate tasks in AWS with PowerShell, then you’ll need a safe way to store your credentials. To have programmatic access, AWS provides you with an access key and a secret key. I’ll explore how you can keep them secure on your system and how to call them when you come to work with AWS. Before continuing, note that I’ll be using the PowerShell core module in this article. The details can...…