I first encountered Cave at the age of 9 or 10, when visiting my brother’s school as part of their yearly Open Days. The computer lab was proudly running an array of BBC Micro computers, linked together on an Econet network. I was already heavily into computers (and games!) at this point, but this was […]
There will always be circumstances where you will want to run a site-to-site VPN setup with AWS. You may have private resources (not Internet facing) within AWS that you need to access in a secure manner from an on-prem or home network.
AWS announced the latest M6g instances in December 2019. These feature Arm-powered Graviton2 processors, as well as fully encrypted DDR4 memory. Arm processors are everywhere in terms of mobile devices, and my favourite Raspberry Pi computers, but have not traditionally been featured within the cloud. This is changing.
With M6g now Generally Available, I decided to take a closer look for myself. How easy would it b
Enter the PC Engines APU boards. These are system boards designed for this sort of thing, complete with multiple Ethernet ports, decent amounts of RAM (2 gig upwards) and AMD G Series processors. They can boot from an SD card or added m-Sata SSD storage
You would hope that the shiny (Sagecom manufactured) Hub One from plusnet would support my desired bridging mode…. but no. It doesn’t. Could it be achieved with alternative firmware? Yes, but… There’s no way of flashing the firmware on these without getting your soldering iron out, and I didn’t fancy that.
AWS Savings Plans were launched just over a month ago now. They are essentially being pitched as “Reservations, but easier”. In both cases, pre-pay for your compute capacity and unlock discounts for doing so. Here, I present my thoughts on this, coming from an Enterprise AWS background