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[…]
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[…]
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?
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.[…]
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[…]
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.
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[…]
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[…]