Konekti Blog

Native AWS Transit VPC in the Works

Aug 13, 2018 | by Jeff Loughridge

Last week Pratik Mankad, AWS Solutions Architect, confirmed that AWS is examining a native Transit VPC solution. In making the statement, he was responding to an audience member’s question in a joint AWS/Juniper/CBT Nuggets webinar on the use of Juniper vSRX in Transit VPC. For readers not familiar with Transit VPC, let’s cover what the solution provides. AWS customers frequently implement many VPCs for logical separation of workloads. If the customer wants the VPCs to co...

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Decoding 'Bring Your Own IP' Preview for AWS VPC

Aug 12, 2018 | by Jeff Loughridge

In Werner Vogels’s keynote at the AWS NYC Summit, he announced the preview release of Bring Your Own IP Address. The VPC feature allows customers to use IP addresses they own as public addresses in the VPC. Is it hard to grasp what exactly this means and how it benefits AWS customers? Before delving in, let’s take a step back and examine public and private IP addresses in the VPC. Private IP Addresses in the VPC When you create a VPC, you specify a Classless Interdomain ...

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For those who follow public cloud, summer is the season of AWS Summits in the U.S. The Amazon Web Services Channel on YouTube posted the playlists for the DC Public Sector Summit and New York Summit. Konekti had several representatives at the Public Sector Summit and I discussed it in a previous post. We did not make it to the New York Summit as we did in 2017. Based on the feedback I’ve received, it sounds like the event was impressive. You can watch the DC Public Sector...

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Konekti at the AWS Public Sector Summit

Jun 26, 2018 | by Jeff Loughridge

Amir and I represented Konekti at the AWS Public Sector Summit in DC last week. What a great event! I’ve enjoyed the summit events as they aren’t as hectic as the annual re:Invent conferences. We had the opportunity to chat with people we know in the public cloud community as well as meet new people. I thought I’d use this post to share some pictures and thoughts on the event. AWS Summits are typically free to attend. You can’t beat the value given the quality of the ta...

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An AWS CloudFormation YAML Validator Using Lambda

May 06, 2018 | by Jeff Loughridge

AWS Lambda is an incredibly useful platform for rapidly developing web-based tools. How fast and easy can developers advance from a concept to a production service? With a little bit of javascript in the front end with Lambda as the backend, the pace is very fast. In this post, I’l describe the components of a Lambda app I wrote called AWS CloudFormation The web is replete with simple, web-based tools to assist developers. These tools do one thing and do it well. For ex...

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