VSHN.timer #61: Keeping Up With AWS

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about how companies keep an eye on AWS costs while deploying multi-cloud solutions.

1. One of the most common issues companies face when using cloud services it the risk of runaway costs. If you’re in the market for cheap EC2 instances, you might want to do it „the hacker way“ with this excellent service and API.

https://ec2.shop/

2. How about being notified about the potential costs of your Terraform or AWS deployments… right at the moment of submitting a pull request? That’s what Infracost proposes, and it’s a terrific idea to keep your credit card balance under control.

https://www.infracost.io/

3. „HEY“ is the new hot e-mail app of the moment, made by the Basecamp team. Besides their recent clash with Apple, they’ve also made the headlines about their multi-cloud setup. A Cloud Guru published an interview with Blake Stoddard, engineer at HEY, explaining their stack in detail. Interesting perspective around an architecture some argue is an anti-pattern.

https://acloudguru.com/blog/engineering/scaling-the-hottest-app-in-tech-on-aws-and-kubernetes

4. One of the biggest issues with multi-cloud setups is integration and synchronization across workloads. One possible solution is Triggermesh, and Sameer Naik from Rancher recently explained how to integrate events generated by Triggermesh Sources for AWS (SAWS) into Rancher clusters.

https://rancher.com/blog/2020/integrate-aws-service-with-triggermesh/

5. The demand for Kubernetes services is pushing platform providers to adapt. AWS recently published the AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK), a tool that allows developers to control AWS services directly from Kubernetes deployments.

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/containers/aws-controllers-for-kubernetes-ack/

How do you keep track of costs for your cloud services? Have you deployed multi-cloud services yet? Are you using Kubernetes in AWS? Get in touch with us through the form at the bottom of this page, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

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