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AWS – Fun with S3 Buckets

My last post was discussing the S3 bucket which can be used as more than a simple dumb disk for storing family photos or videos. One of the more interesting things that can be done with an S3 bucket is … Continue reading

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AWS – S3 and Simple Notifications

Individual Amazon web services are actually quite amazing all on their own but they are really neat when you start to use them together. There probably isn’t anyone who in their life hasn’t had a sdcard or hard disk fill … Continue reading

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AWS – S3 buckets

Amazon AWS is a very rich infrastructure.  It is not uncommon for AWS to field several different yet somewhat similar types of services.  The area of data storage is one of those areas where there is a rich set to … Continue reading

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AWS – Simple Notification Service

AWS can provide you a LOT of functionality.  Some of what it can provide is so powerful because you can automate given actions.  It isn’t necessary to monitor your EC2 instances to see if your machines are running at a … Continue reading

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AWS – Autoscaling

The cloud isn’t really the cloud without some additional functionality beyond the ability of creating a virtual machine to run your software. The cloud isn’t just somebody else’s data center either.  A short definition might be. A Cloud solution is … Continue reading

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AWS – Your own machine image

Until you start to actually use Amazon storage (elastic block store) you end up repeating yourself a lot getting your machine images into a working state.  This  might be something really simple such as adding your world class html code … Continue reading

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AWS – Setting up EC2

Elastic compute cloud A EC2 – an elastic compute cloud – is just a simple virtual machine.  Amazon does have a lot of really interesting ways of using virtual machines to solve problems.  The first step is to create an … Continue reading

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AWS – Setting up a VPC

I would rather talk about the actual compute engine (EC2) but that oddly enough you need a network before you can really create one.  Rather than talking about the default VPC I will discuss about the networking a bit right … Continue reading

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AWS – Cloud computing with Amazon

I recently started looking at cloud computing by looking at OpenStack.  OpenStack allows you to take a lot of common hardware and create your own cloud server on your own hardware.  Once the software is setup it is easy for … Continue reading

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lightweight virtualization – docker

Virtual machines can allow you better utilize the resources or make it possible to run multiple incompatible versions of the same software or even different operating systems. Virtual machines sound like the perfect solution, instead of a server that runs … Continue reading

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