S3 Antivirus Scanning with Lambda and ClamAV

Dennis Webb Amazon Web Services, Case Studies, Cloud Technology, S3, Testimonials

There have been many stories over the past months about S3 buckets being left unsecured. Terabytes of sensitive data available for the whole world to download. CyberSecurity 101 teaches, “Don’t leave private data open to the public.”, but somehow many major companies have let this one slip through the cracks. Another lesson that everybody knows is, “Never open a file that has …

How to Gain Real Savings Through a Proper Cloud Setup

Dennis Webb Amazon Web Services, Case Studies, Cloud Commuting, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps, Managed Service Provider, Uncategorized

The Problem While reviewing a customer’s AWS bill recently, I noticed line-item entry for $14,298 on their bill for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud NatGateway. That’s a lot of money being spent on internet traffic to and from their account. The AWS NatGateway has not only an hourly charge of $0.045/hour, but also a usage charge of $0.045/GB Data Processed. As …

Deploying Swagger-UI to S3 using Terraform

Dennis Webb Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Terraform, Uncategorized

I use Terraform by Hashi Corp. almost exclusively — not just for standing up entire environments, but also for continuous deployment of EC2 instances, Lambda functions, and even static S3 websites. Recently, I was asked to host the Swagger UI on a private s3 bucket. I immediately started writing a reusable Terraform module for this job. The purpose of this …