IaaS: EC2 vs Google Compute Engine Arguably, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the most important cloud computing vertical. Within that, in terms of services and features, AWS enjoys the top position, while Google Cloud Platform is slowly catching up. In this post, we’ll discuss major differences between Amazon’s EC2 and Google Compute Engine (GCE)…
Customizing Alfresco: how to In our last post, we talked about how to install and configure Alfresco on an AWS instance. We also learned how to create a simple site and upload documents. But customizing Alfresco can greatly widen your administration and accessibility options, and take you way beyond simple document sharing. In this post,..
Google Cloud Platform is currently one of the industry’s leading cloud computing platforms. Google entered the cloud computing market back in 2008 with Google App Engine – a Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment. Google App Engine was followed by BigQuery, a data analytics service in April, 2012, and Compute Engine, an Infrastructure as a..
AWS’s WaitCondition can be used with CloudFormation templates to ensure required resources are running. As you may already be aware, AWS CloudFormation is used for infrastructure automation by allowing you to write JSON templates to automatically install, configure, and bootstrap your applications on Amazon EC2 instances. This allows you to replicate your environment or update..
AWS certifications now include a range of cloud architect and developer designations: how to choose the right AWS certification? With the increase in cloud adoption in last few years, the need for cloud certified IT professionals is exploding. With cloud certifications, you can benchmark cloud computing knowledge and skills. It gives confidence to employers that they..
Nested CloudFormation Stack: a guide for developers and system administrators. AWS’s CloudFormation is widely used by developers and system administrators and it’s not hard to see why. CloudFormation helps you to provision your AWS resources in a predictable order, allowing you to easily configure dependencies and run-time parameters. The collection of AWS resources provisioned by..
How to become an AWS Cloud Architect? Here are areas you’ll need to work on. As AWS grows ever stronger and more attractive, more and more companies are migrating their deployments. But there’s a large difference between designing for a physical environment versus a cloud environment. Architecturing for AWS requires a good understanding of AWS..
Learn to build Ansible playbooks with our guide, one step at a time In our previous posts, we introduced Ansible fundamentals, and dove deeper into Ansible playbooks. Now let’s learn to create an Ansible playbook step by step. Working with a playbook, we’ll go from deploying a simple HTML website to a complete LAMP stack. Deploying Simple HTML Page To deploy..
In a previous blogpost, we introduced some basic Ansible fundamentals, installation procedures, and a guide to ad-hoc mode. Ansible can be used in either Ad-Hoc or Playbook mode. As covered in our previous post, ad-hoc mode allows direct management of your hosts by executing single line commands and leveraging Ansible modules. Ad-hoc mode is useful..