There's a lot to like about file sharing SaaS apps like Dropbox. Why? They are super simple to use They enable "anywhere" access The cost typically scales with the number of users/no large upfront Support and maintenance need is typically pretty low This makes these types of solutions ideal for startups and small companies. However, … Continue reading File Sharing SaaS Solutions & Your Data: Considerations for Business Use
If you've ever had to dig through Windows security event log for a specific event, you know it's a bit of a pain. Fortunately, you can speed up your search with Powershell's get-eventlog cmdlet. Let's look at filtering the security logs to see who has logged on to a computer. The Event ID for a … Continue reading Filtering Security Event Logs with Powershell
Part of a backup strategy in AWS could involve file-level backups. As S3 storage is cheaper than EBS volumes, it could make sense to store your files in S3. A possible way to go about this would be to use a utility like Duplicati to backup files to an S3 bucket. Another method is with … Continue reading Backing up files from a Windows Instance to S3.
There are certain types of servers that you'd desire to have highly available, but the cost of running multiple servers would be a bit impractical. In our scenario, we'll setup a management instance behind a load balancer. The instance will be part of an auto scaling group, which will lauch a new instance in the … Continue reading Autoscaling to One: A High Availability Technique
VPC peering allows you to connect 2 VPCs, much like a VPN tunnel allows for traffic between two sites in traditional, on-prem networking. We'll go through the setup for VPC peering... For our lab setup, there are 2 VPCs- VPC1 and VPC2, which we'll be peering together. Note that the IP address space DOESN'T overlap. … Continue reading VPC Peering: A Walk Through