Category: Amazon AWS

Simple server backups with Amazon S3 and Glacier

June 7, 2013 | By | Add a Comment
Simple server backups with Amazon S3 and Glacier

Amazon recently announced a new feature in Amazon S3 called Lifecycle.  It allows you to create a rule that does one or both of the following based on the age of the objects in the S3 bucket: Move the object to Glacier (super-cheap offline storage) Delete the object permanently from the bucket I decided to […]

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Amazon EC2 user? Don’t ignore reserved instances.

June 4, 2013 | By | 2 Comments
Amazon EC2 user?  Don’t ignore reserved instances.

There are many Amazon EC2 users like me – those with a handful of micro, small, or medium instances to run various web services, etc.   I have a personal account with Amazon with a single EC2 small instance for my aerial photography business website as well as various websites for friends and family.  I recently […]

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Amazon EC2 – a real-world case study of moving from a data center to the cloud

May 2, 2012 | By | 4 Comments
Amazon EC2 – a real-world case study of moving from a data center to the cloud

Two years ago, I blogged about ChessJam, a chess application that I helped develop where people from all over the world play live chess with each other.  Since launching ChessJam, it’s been up and running 24/7 with very little downtime and has experienced some good growth. To give you a sense of the activity levels, […]

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My Adobe MAX session – Migration to the Cloud – How Do I Get There?

September 20, 2011 | By | 1 Comment
My Adobe MAX session – Migration to the Cloud – How Do I Get There?

During the past year, I’ve learned a lot about various cloud computing offerings including Amazon EC2 / S3 / CloudFront / Beanstalk / RDS / etc., Rackspace Cloud, Salesforce.com, Cloud Foundry, Heroku, and of course, the growing number of Adobe cloud-related offerings.  I’ve also learned that “cloud” is probably the most overused word I’ve come […]

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