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Amazon ECS Extra Hosts Task Definition parameter

Posted by Chris on December 15, 2015






Inside Amazon EC2 Container Service Task Definitions, we got a chance to use the Extra Hosts parameter recently. The process running within Docker needed to connect to a particular hostname / ip address. The default Task was unable to do so and indicated the host was unknown. The Extra Hosts parameter provides the means to […]

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API management spotlight by TechTarget

Posted by Chris on September 9, 2015






Amazon’s API Gateway has attracted the press. Check out the article by Beth Pariseau at TechTarget.

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HKM to speak at AWS Meetup, August 11th @ BlueMetal

Posted by Chris on July 22, 2015






With the release of the new API Gateway from AWS, we will be getting a chance to do a contrast/compare of the new feature with existing vendors in the API Management space, notably WSO2 and Apigee. For more details, check out the Blue Metal hosted meetup.

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Google Compute introduces preemptive (a.k.a spot) instances

Posted by Chris on May 18, 2015






More competitive pricing and options introduced Google Compute.

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HKM in the news

Posted by Chris on April 24, 2015

Got a chance to present at AWS Meetup in April which in turn had us talking to TechTarget who attended the session on Amazon Docker Support, most notably EC2 Container Service. The result is an article on EC2 Container Service with us making a guest appearance.

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Docker at AWS Meetup Boston, April 14

Posted by Chris on April 14, 2015






Got a chance to present this evening at the AWS Meetup. We provided an overview of Amazon’s EC2 Container Service alongside Ricardo DeMatos from AWS, presenting Docker and Elastic Beanstalk. What is clear is Docker support in the AWS layer has grown leaps and bounds since this past November when we spoke at HubSpot.

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PaaS not eating the world

Posted by Chris on April 11, 2015






Interesting article in Techcrunch about PaaS and why it hasn’t taken over the computing world. In our experiences and discussing with other individuals, PaaS can hide too much detail in the infrastructure and make it difficult to debug scale / performance issues if not used appropriately.

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