Robin Ford

Robin Ford

United Kingdom
Jan
05
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Troubleshooting with VPC Flow Logs

So you built and secured your VPC. But solutions are not working? This article looks at how you can understand VPC Flow Logs and use them to troubleshoot connectivity in AWS.
6 min read
Dec
06
How to use NACLs and Security Groups

How to use NACLs and Security Groups

Where and how should you use NACLs and Security Groups to ensure you have a secure network on AWS.
5 min read
Oct
22
Network Access Control Lists vs Security Groups

Network Access Control Lists vs Security Groups

What are NACLs and Security Groups? What are the differences? How do they work? This post hopes to explain the different mechanisms used so you have a better understanding of how to use them.
7 min read
Sep
28
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Are you "The One"

My CloudFormation challenge for the AWS Global Certified Community code challenge.
3 min read
Jul
05
AWS Transit Gateway Network Design

Why use a Transit Gateway

Transit Gateway or VPC Peering? A common question but not an easy answer. This is why I recommend Transit Gateway for anything over a POC.
14 min read
Jun
28
What it's like as an AWS Certification Subject Matter Expert (SME)

What it's like as an AWS Certification Subject Matter Expert (SME)

What is an AWS Certification SME? How can I become an SME? Why should I be an SME? This post gives an insight to my time as an AWS Certification SME for Professional and Specialty certifications.
5 min read
Apr
20
Creating a Well-Architected VPC

Creating a Well-Architected VPC

So how do we make our VPC Well-Architected and Secure? This post gives you one option for a Well-Architected VPC.
14 min read
Apr
02
Cheat Sheet or Quick Reference?

Cheat Sheet or Quick Reference?

Cheat Sheet or Quick Reference? What's in the name? In this post I give my view on the use of cheat sheets. I'll also explain why I hate them (cheat sheets) and the misuse of the term.
4 min read
Dec
24
Useful AWS Training Resources

Useful AWS Training Resources

Change in technology is like a river, it never stops flowing, and at times can feel like a flood. These resources should help you keep ahead of the game.
4 min read
Dec
05
Network diagram showing possible routes from a VPC to AWS services.

How to Well-Architect network connectivity to AWS services.

With multiple ways to access AWS Services which is the best? I look at 3 common access patterns and see if they hold up to the Well-Architected Framework.
6 min read