06 Mar 2019

AWS CDK the hidden key to the cloud for developers

AWS CDK the hidden key to the cloud for developers

AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) is giving software developers more edge in the cloud space. AWS CDK provides developers/ solution architects with the freedom to abstract their infrastructure into code that fulfil their cloud requirement without being to the declarative nature of cloud templates (json or yaml files ). REAL Code 🙂 can be written in java, javaScript, typedScript, c#, dot Net.

The CDK will generate the equivalent AWS CloudFormation template that can be consumed by AWS Cloud formation service to generate all cloud resources the developer represented inside his code.

AWS CDK gives the developer the opportunity to spend more time on his/her best algorithm rather then dwelling on getting lost inside AWS Cloudformation syntax and copy cloud formation copy & paste template snippets.


26 Feb 2019

Why AWS CloudWatch does not have Memory usage metric by default

Metrics that AWS provides are collected at the hypervisor level. But memory metrics (like disk metrics) are sourced from the OS level. A custom metrics are required to be periodically push to CloudWatch so that the memory and disk utilization metrics are visible on cloud Watch.

Monitoring Memory and Disk Metrics for Amazon EC2 Linux Instances