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Implementing Cron Jobs with Elastic Beanstalk

If you have worked with cron jobs with Elastic Beanstalk then you know they can be confusing starting out. Here is a simple solution that I use. It prevents duplicate cron tasks, and makes adding new cron jobs really easy! 1. In your .ebextensions/project.config, add a container command (it is listed first in my application): … Continue reading

An Interim Solution for Elastic Beanstalk Deployment Failures

I ran into a problem recently that stumped both myself and the AWS Support team – in face I still have two open support tickets that AWS is investigating internally. This is in regard to a large CMS application that has been running on AWS for a few years now without issue and without any … Continue reading

Four Scalability Obstacles on AWS

With Amazon Web Services’ announcement yesterday that CloudFront now supports POST, PUT, DELETE, OPTIONS, and PATCH requests, and a GIGAOM post, “Five features Amazon Web Services must fix”, I was prompted to complete an idea I had noted a couple of months back. Especially during the transition from traditional local or hosted data center infrastructures … Continue reading

Amazon Steps Up CloudFront, Adds POST Requests – What It Means

Developers have endured a love/hate relationship with Amazon CloudFront since its inception. If you are interested in mobile content delivery, download distribution, or Netflix then it yielded an extremely low-cost Content Delivery Network (CDN) – for outgoing content distribution only. And even as a web developer for large media-heavy sites you could squeeze some performance … Continue reading

Eucalyptus Cloud on Ubuntu 13.04 SE

I’ll be posting a follow-up after I have the opportunity to try some things out but I’m working on a small development environment now with Ubuntu 13.04 and Eucalyptus. My challenge at the moment is the servers we are using – primarily that I cannot begin with FastStart because the servers do not have DVD … Continue reading

Django with S3 Part One by Mike Lewis

Django with S3 Part One Posted by Mike Lewis in Django This is the first in a series of posts regarding serving your media from S3 with various plugins. This particular post will go over static files using django-storages, s3boto, and multiple S3 buckets. Click here to read more …

Why Companies Resist the Cloud and Is It Warranted?

Despite the hype many companies are resisting a major cloud transition and this is often at the recommendation of internal IT managers. So the question must be raised – why? While every company is different I see four primary sources of resistance and each source has a separate rationale. From CIOs to IT managers, system … Continue reading

2013: Out with the Old and in with … ITaaS?

The IT landscape changes frequently as technology evolves, new models emerge, and demands change. Big data has necessitated the ability for big data analysis and cloud computing is allowing small companies to rent access to the same compute power once only available to organizations with much deeper pockets. As a result even one-man shops and … Continue reading

4 Ways CIOs Can Immediately Leverage the Cloud

Cloud technology. It is not a new concept or model. In fact, it really isn’t new at all. Cloud technology has been around for years but since around 2008 we have seen a rise – in public awareness and in its use. This is in part due to large companies such as Amazon (EC2), Google … Continue reading

Scale On-Demand and Reduce your Backup and File Share Costs with AWS Storage Gateway

Find out more about how you can use the AWS Storage Gateway to reduce the cost of your departmental backup and file share storage by joining our Dec 5, 10am PST webinar. During the webinar, we’ll discuss how you can easily deploy our recently launched Gateway-Cached volumes feature to reliably back up your on-premises data … Continue reading