AWS South America support in CloudyScripts

Yesterday, Amazon announced that they have deployed a new region in South America (to Sao Paulo, Brazil) on its blog (the full article could be found here) Even if Amazon documentation did not contain all the required information (such as the Amazon Kernel Image IDs), we were able to retrieve them, thus allowing to fully…

New CloudyScript: Security Audit via SSH

We are glad to announce a new CloudyScript Security Audit via SSH which makes a Security Audit of an Amazon EC2 AMI. It requires a privileged user that can perform sudo. Security Auditing is very important in cloud computing infrastructures where virtual machine images (AMI in the case of Amazon) could be shared among users.…

Amazon Security Groups: VPC vs EC2

Amazon has updated Security Groups for Amazon VPC Earlier  in April, while adding support for Security Groups within Amazon VPC, Amazon also introduced some major changes such as: outbound filtering fine grained IP protocol tuning ability to apply changes in a one fell swoop But I found very interesting the fact that we can now…