Pivotal Labs starts new projects every week, and we want to have CI set up, building and tagging releases in a few hours, not a few days. For our Rails projects we built a gem, Lobot, for setting up Jenkins instances in the Cloud on Amazon EC2 with Chef. I’ll …
This video shows how to start an Amazon EC2 server and provision Glassfish to it with just a few clicks and provision both plain OSGI bundles and WAB files to it within seconds.
The cloud is a cheap and easy way to spin up more servers and spin up more servers faster, but what do you do when your SQL Server database has performance issues? There’s no SAN team to blame and no infrastructure team to move you to a new server. This …
Running Mongodb in the cloud can be challenging. This video gives an overview of a 1.5 year+ experience of running mongodb on amazon EC2 and explains where the project got burnt and where life treated us well.
This demonstration will get you started using Amazon EC2, part of the Amazon Web Services suite of on-demand, pay-as-you-go products. Once you pick your OS and AMI, you’ll learn how to create an SSH key pair and define a corresponding security policy, provision an instance, and launch the instance.
This video provides a short introduction to Scalarium. Scalarium is an automation solution to manage clusters on Amazon EC2 and other cloud providers.
This article explains how to set up an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account and start an EC2 instance. It also explores the creation of AMI images.
The recent outage of one of Amazon has put in evidence issues with the architecture of the sites hosted on the cloud. This article proposes 4 rules that should your site maintain high availability, even in the case of an outage from your Cloud provider.
Eucalyptus enables the creation of on-premise private clouds, with no requirements for retooling the organization’s existing IT infrastructure or need to introduce specialized hardware. Eucalyptus implements an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) private cloud that is accessible via an API compatible with Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3.
Grig Gheorghiu shares in this blog post some perspective on his experiences in deploying and maintaining a production database in EC2.