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AWS IAM Roles and Ways to Use them to Improve Security

Within AWS Identity and Access Management system (IAM) there are a number of different identity mechanisms that can be configured to secure your AWS environment, such as Users, Groups, and AWS IAM Roles. Users are clearly the humans in the picture, and Groups are collections of Users, but Roles can be a bit more obscure. Roles are defined as a set of permissions that grant access to actions and resources in AWS. Unlike Users, which are tied to a specific Identity and a specific AWS account, an IAM Role can be used by or assumed by IAM User accounts or by services within AWS, and can give access to Users from another account altogether.

3 Enterprise Cloud Management Challenges You Should Be Thinking About

Enterprise cloud management is a top priority. As the shift towards multi-cloud environments continues, so has the need to consider the potential challenges. Whether you already use the public cloud, or are considering making the switch, you probably want to know what the risks are. Here are three you should be thinking about.

Why We Love the AWS IoT Button

The AWS IoT button can be used to control just about anything that uses the internet. Based on the Amazon Dash Button hardware, the IoT button is programmable, easy to configure, and can be integrated with virtually any internet-connected device.

Managing Microsoft Azure VMs with ParkMyCloud

Microsoft has made it easy for companies to get started using Microsoft Azure VMs for development and beyond. However, as an organization’s usage grows past a few servers, it becomes necessary to manage both costs and users and can become complex quickly. ParkMyCloud simplifies cloud management of Microsoft Azure VMs by giving you options to create teams of users, groups of instances, and schedule resources easily.

Shutting Down RDS Instances in AWS – Introducing the Start/Stop Scheduler

Shutting down RDS instances is a huge money-saver. Anyone who is looking to implement their own enterprise-grade AWS RDS start/stop scheduler is going to run into many challenges along the way. If you were planning on writing your own scripts for RDS parking, let’s take a look at some of the additional features that ParkMyCloud could provide for you.

Cloud Optimization Tools = Cloud Cost Control

We have had a lot of conversations with large and small enterprises regarding cloud management and cloud optimization tools. All of them were looking for cost control. While AWS offers recommendations, they require manual efforts to gain the benefits. This is why third party solutions have have seen widespread adoption and include cloud management, cloud governance and visibility, and cloud optimization tools – like ParkMyCloud.

Exploring AWS RDS Pricing and Features

Traditional systems administration of servers, applications, and databases used to be a little simpler when it came to choices and costs.  For a long time, there was no other choice than to hook up a physical server, put on your desired OS, and install the database or...

How X-Mode Deals with Rising AWS Costs

We sat down with Josh Anton, CEO of X-Mode, a technology app that has been experiencing rapid growth and rising AWS costs. We asked him about his company, what cloud services he uses, and how he goes about mitigating those costs. Can you start by telling us about...

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