Advanced networking on Amazon Web Services video
Dec 22, 2016
Watching talks like this one from AWS reInvent 2016 makes me an even bigger fan of public clouds than I already am. It starts with a simple VPC setup and scales out to a multi-region network setup using a Direct Connect connection, managed AWS services and a few Cisco EC2 instances.
You can basically create a multi-region network setup as a single engineer running a few templates and connecting a few services.
CloudFormation template for automated EBS volume backups using AWS Lambda and CloudWatch
Nov 20, 2016
This is a CloudFormation template that creates a small stack that uses AWS Lambda and CloudWatch to take daily backups of EBS volumes and deletes the snapshots when their retention period has been reached.
EC2 UserData script that waits for volumes to be properly attached before proceeding
Nov 4, 2016
This blog post shows an example UserData script that can be used to wait for volumes to be properly attached.
Deploying a Hugo website to Amazon S3 using Bitbucket Pipelines
Oct 13, 2016
This blog post shows you how I use Atlassian Bitbucket Pipelines to automatically deploy my blog to AWS S3.
CloudFormation YAML support
Oct 8, 2016
CloudFormation recently added support for YAML, so I've updated my Drupal 7 stack with a YAML version.
Running Drupal 7 on AWS with EFS
Jul 11, 2016
In a previous post I created a CloudFormation stack that creates a Multi-AZ Drupal 7 server setup using MySQL, ElastiCache and S3. In this post I will replace S3 with the newly released AWS Elastic File System (EFS).
Docker cleanup commands
Jul 5, 2016
Running Docker containers also includes a little housekeeping to keep your Docker hosts running optimal and not wasting resources. This blog post provides an overview of which commands you can use.
Running Drupal 7 on AWS - part 2
Jun 13, 2016
This is part 2 of Running Drupal 7 on AWS. While part 1 focused on the how and why of the setup, this blog post contains CloudFormation code that will create a full software stack on AWS, configured to run Drupal 7.
Running Drupal 7 on AWS - part 1
Jun 10, 2016
The last 5 months I've been doing a lot of work on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for my new job as a Cloud Architect. Learning how to build applications that take fully advantage of The Cloud has made me very anxious to redo some of my previous projects and rebuild them for AWS. In this blog post I'll start of with the best way to run a Drupal 7 website on AWS.
Getting started with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Jun 9, 2016
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a huge open cloud platform with lots of services you can use on an as-you-want basis. Getting started is often difficult as there are some many resources available. In this post I'll give you an overview of where you should start.