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If you've spent any amount of time on the internet — and since you're reading this, we know you have, unless someone printed this page out for you to read offline which would be a strange decision — you've encountered Amazon Web Services.

Here in our AWS archives for the GMass blog, you can check out the technical articles we've written on various topics related to Amazon's cloud computing services.
how to block IP addresses in AWS

June 22, 2020

How to block IP Addresses in an AWS/Windows/IIS environment

There are a few ways to block an IP address in an AWS/Windows environment, but only a couple good ones. I'll show you the bad and good ones.

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November 12, 2019

Lock down SQL Server in AWS (The Poor Man’s Guide)

You've been told that you shouldn't have your production SQL Server on a public IP address. This is how to do that EASILY in AWS.

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February 2, 2018

Measuring the speed of AWS’s Cold HDD EBS Volume Type for SQL Server backups

I recently tested the speed of AWS's General Purpose Volumes vs their Cold Storage volumes for SQL Server backups, and found that Cold HDD is the way to go.

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