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?[…]

AWS Explained: What is EFS?

What is Elastic File System? Amazon’s EFS service provides file storage in the cloud.  You are probably wondering why Amazon would have two services for file storage.  Isn’t S3 the same thing? S3 is about storing and retrieving fairly static files; documents, images, video, and even static HTML.  S3 is very efficient for distributing the Read more about AWS Explained: What is EFS?[…]

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?


AWS Explained: What is IAM?

If you’ve so much as dipped your toe into the ocean of AWS you’ve run into the term IAM.  That may be as far as your explorations have take you but you’ve at least heard of it.  So what is it and why is it so fundamental to Amazon Web Services? IAM is short for Read more about AWS Explained: What is IAM?[…]

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  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[…]