AWS Explained: What is RDS?

Relational Database Service, RDS, is a versatile tool for providing scalable, high performing, on demand databases in the cloud.  RDS makes it possible to quickly provision database resources and integrate them into your AWS infrastructure and applications. RDS supports all major database platforms including SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle.  This, along with AWS Database Migration Read more about AWS Explained: What is RDS?[…]

Getting Cozy with Code Commit

It’s 9:00 do you know where your code is?

If you write code, it can keep you up at night worrying about how it’s performing, where the next bug is coming from, and who’s plotting to maliciously hacking it.  And that’s just in production.  Before it even gets to that point you have to be concerned with regression errors, consistency among team members, branching, merging, and on and on.  So how do you ever get to the point where you’re comfortable and can sleep easy?

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AWS Explained: What is EC2?

Web servers, application servers, file servers, and more! These are the types of infrastructure that EC2 offers.  If you currently have a physical server it can be made virtual and housed in Amazon’s cloud via EC2.  If you are looking for an off the shelf solutions Amazon offers plenty of those via EC2 as well. Read more about AWS Explained: What is EC2?[…]

AWS Aurora vs MySQL: Side By Side Comparison

Aurora is Amazon’s AWS relational database that offers compatibility with MySQL.  Amazon offers Aurora on its RDS platform and boasts that benchmarks show it capable of speeds of up to five times faster than standard MySQL.  In this article I am offering a brief comparison of Aurora to MySQL side by side.  Take a look at the features and benefits and you can decide for yourself which option is the right one for you.

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Join the Cloud, Setup an Amazon Web Services Account Today!

How to Get Started If you want to get started with Amazon Web Services you are going to need an account.  Here are the steps to make that happen. Where is it? Amazon Web Services, AWS, is available online at http://aws.Amazon.com.  Point your favorite browser to that link and you’re ready to get started. What Read more about Join the Cloud, Setup an Amazon Web Services Account Today![…]

Go Play in the Cloud, Get Started with Amazon Web Services

Where to Begin I’ve recently begun the conversion of my infrastructure to Amazon Web Services, AWS.  My previous host, GoDaddy, has been great but I can no longer ignore the maturity, flexibility, and scalability AWS has to offer.  In the last few weeks I’ve migrated WordPress sites to AWS in minutes.  Most recently I moved Read more about Go Play in the Cloud, Get Started with Amazon Web Services[…]

What’s in the Cloud? Competing offerings from Amazon and Microsoft.

The Players At this time both Amazon and Microsoft are offering Cloud services with pay as you go pricing.  Amazon seems to currently have a higher adoption rate with some key entities such as Netflix, McDonald’s, the CDC, and Dow Jones running on the Amazon platform.  To me, Netflix specifically speaks to the quality of Read more about What’s in the Cloud? Competing offerings from Amazon and Microsoft.[…]