Category: Amazon AWS

Amazon Web Services to Google Cloud Platform Service Mapping

May 7, 2015 | By | 4 Comments
Amazon Web Services to Google Cloud Platform Service Mapping

As a Developer Advocate on the Google Cloud Platform team, I am frequently asked what services we provide.  If the person I’m talking to is familiar with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the quickest way to jump start an explanation of Google Cloud Platform is to start with a comparison to AWS’s similar services, then cover […]

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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 | 3 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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