What is Amazon Elastic Transcoder?

A Gentle Introduction to Amazon Elastic Transcoder Story time! I once had a project requirement where I was supposed to convert some of the videos taken by CCTV cameras to various images in a thumbnail format. The entire process was supposed to be automated, and because the camera captured videos frequently it was like a..

OpenVPN: how secure virtual private networks really work

Because OpenVPN devices are fully managed by the kernel, data transfers are invisible to the network, enhancing security and cross-platform compatibility. I’m not going to talk about configuring OpenVPN in an AWS environment, for that you should read OpenVPN: Connecting VPCs between regions. We will try to go a bit deeper and learn exactly what’s..

Linux Containers with LXC: some best practices

I am going to show you the best ways of using LXC to create Linux containers. You’ll thank me. Hypervisor Virtualization and where Container Virtualization fits: Container virtualization (also known as Operating System Virtualization) is an important player among the many types of virtualization technology currently available. If we look at traditional hypervisor virtualization in..

Scalr Cloud Management: run hybrid cloud infrastructures

The Scalr Cloud Management Platform is useful for running hybrid multi-cloud and single-cloud environments. As the range of cloud providers and services continues to grow, making choices and managing more and more complex infrastructures becomes a big challenge. Balancing business requirements with the technical pressures can sometimes feel impossible. Scalr, alongside other multi-platform orchestration tools..