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Matthew Barlocker

Matthew is a software engineer who knows the pain of being oncall. He founded Blue Matador to provide a proactive monitoring tool to oncall engineers.

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Using t2.unlimited to Increase Packet Limitations
By Matthew Barlocker on November 15, 2018

I set out to find a credit mechanism or hard-coded limit in packets per second in AWS EC2. After all my findings set out in this series so far, I had one more test to perform around...

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PPS Spike Every 110 Seconds on AWS EC2
By Matthew Barlocker on November 13, 2018

I don’t know what to say about this post… I found something weird while investigating PPS on EC2. It seems to correlate with CPU credits on t1/t2/t3 instances, but is consistently...

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Payload Size and Max PPS on AWS EC2 - No Effect
By Matthew Barlocker on November 8, 2018

While benchmarking packets per second (PPS) in AWS EC2 and searching for hard-coded or other software-based limitations, my early findings suggested that there definitely was a credit...

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Packets per Second in EC2 vs Amazon’s Published Network Performance
By Matthew Barlocker on October 30, 2018

First, let  me say that I know AWS doesn’t promise anything about network performance as it relates to packets. At best, they leave it as a multivariate calculus problem for the reader —...

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EC2 Packets per Second: Guaranteed Throughput vs Best Effort
By Matthew Barlocker on October 25, 2018

Remember the customer who reported a hard-coded packet per second (PPS) limit in AWS? His use case was a reverse-proxy server to a very active database cluster, complete with heartbeats,...

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How Many Packets per Second (PPS) in Amazon EC2?
By Matthew Barlocker on October 24, 2018

A customer of ours reported a limit on number of packets in Amazon’s EC2 instances. According to the report, it didn’t happen on all instance types, and didn’t happen all the time. Also,...

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