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Google Cloud Platform VPC

Google Cloud Platform VPCs are unique amongst the cloud providers. VPCs are Global which is such a great concept and so easy to administer.

AWS Security


AWS Security should take precedence over everything else. Trust No one! Unfortunately, this is usually an afterthought. AWS Security should not be an afterthought. Cloud providers have the difficult task of balancing between giving you the tools to get up and running quickly and providing some security. For example when you launch an EC2 instance…
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AWS Transit Gateway


In this blog I will continue configuring our AWS Transit Gateway environment. This is Part 4 of my AWS VPC Series and Part TWO of AWS VPC Transit Gateway. Please watch the first three if you are new to AWS. In our previous blog we built an AWS Transit Gateway from the ground up and…
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This is Part 3 of my AWS VPC Series and Part 1 of AWS VPC Transit Gateway. Please watch Part 1 and Part 2 if you are new to AWS. In our previous video we looked at an AWS document that talks about unsupported VPC Peering configurations. One of these is Transitive peering. Routing Protocol…
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In this video we will setup VPC to VPC peering. This is a continuation of our video on AWS VPCs. Please watch that first if you are new to AWS. Here’s the link to that article and video In order to configure VPC Peering we need to put on our networking hat because with VPC…
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AWS is currently the #1 IaaS available to businesses and individuals. Cloud storage is faster and more accessible than legacy storage, and with the pay for what you use method that AWS uses, it is also more affordable than legacy storage (on-site databases). However, some storage solutions are more affordable than others on AWS and…
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What is a virtual private cloud? A virtual private cloud (VPC) is an isolated group of AWS computing resources. These resources are kept separate from other customer’s VPC through the allocation of private IP subnets. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) is a service that lets you launch AWS resources in a logically isolated virtual…
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GCP Firewall Protect Yourself

Learn the basics of firewall configuration on Google Cloud Platform. Protect your project even before starting. Do not lock yourself out but also do not allow the world to SSH into your Google Cloud compute engine instances. Basic steps that can save you a lot of headaches. Watch this video for a step by step…
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AWS S3 Intelligent Tiering ONE TERABYTE for ONE DOLLAR

In this video tutorial I’ll review the new features on AWS S3 intelligent-tiering. S3 Intelligent-Tiering is a storage class that optimizes storage costs by automatically moving data to the most cost-effective tier. There are options that need to be enabled and certain time constraints before files/folders qualify for intelligent-tiering. In addition, when you upload files…
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AWS Chime and 3CX

I recently noticed that 3CX now supports AWS Chime Voice Connector as a trunk connection. I’ve been waiting for this for quite some time. I ran through a quick configuration to see how they tied in together. I was very impressed. One thing I really like is not having to pre-provision trunks. If you have…
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