Tag: Chef

Top 20 Open Source Tools for DevOps Success

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Adam Hawkins
July 9, 2019

Open source tools perform a very specific task, and the source code is openly published for use or modification free of charge. I've written about ...

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  • Ansible
  • Chef
  • configuration management
  • DevOps
  • devops tools
  • Docker
  • infrastructure-as-code
  • Kubernetes
  • telemetry

How to Get Started With Chef

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Cloud Academy Team
February 10, 2017

When you have dozens or even hundreds of machines to manage, manual just isn’t an option. Software updates, security patches, and changes on this s...

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Managing Chef Cookbooks the Berkshelf way

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Nitheesh Poojary
July 6, 2015

Chef cookbooks can become hard to handle; let's talk about Berkshelf management tool Chef is a configuration management tool written in Ruby. With...

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  • AWS
  • Chef

Vagrant and Chef Solo: Bootstrapping an EC2 WordPress Instance

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Nitheesh Poojary
March 26, 2015

Vagrant with Chef Solo Provisioner for WordPress on AWS's Ec2 In this guide we will learn how to bootstrap an Amazon Ec2 WordPress instance, using...

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  • Chef
  • EC2
  • Puppet

Cloud Technology and Security Alert News Digest – Issue #10

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David Clinton
January 26, 2015

Update 2019: We've been busy working on some great training content around security, check out the Cloud Academy library to prepare on all-things c...

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  • Ansible
  • Azure
  • Chef
  • Containers
  • Security

Bootstrapping EC2 Instances with Chef

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47Line Technologies
April 29, 2014

This is a guest post from 47Line Technologies In the previous blogs, we introduced Chef and set up the Chef Server, Workstation on EC2 instances...

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  • AWS
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  • EC2

Getting Started with Chef on AWS

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47Line Technologies
April 24, 2014

This is a guest post from 47Line Technologies As explained in the last blog post, Chef comprises of three main elements - a server, one or more ...

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  • Chef

Configuration Management – Introducing Chef

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47Line Technologies
April 7, 2014

Today, most of the major cloud computing players provide an easy-to-use UI to build your IT infrastructure on the cloud. However, unlike provisioni...

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  • Chef
  • Cloud Computing

Why You Should Learn Cloud Computing

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
November 20, 2013

When I started Cloud Academy I had several discussions with many people involved in the IT industry. Some of them are the best system administra...

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  • Chef
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  • Puppet

Popular Articles

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Andrew Larkin
— August 7, 2019

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to estimate all types of resources, not the least of which are CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery —  cloud-based or local — is up to you. But you’ll definitely want...

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  • AWS
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  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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Andrew Larkin
— June 6, 2019

The 11 AWS Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

As companies increasingly shift workloads to the public cloud, cloud computing has moved from a nice-to-have to a core competency in the enterprise. This shift requires a new set of skills to design, deploy, and manage applications in cloud computing. As the market leader and most ma...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— June 18, 2019

AWS Certification Practice Exam: What to Expect from Test Questions

If you’re building applications on the AWS cloud or looking to get started in cloud computing, certification is a way to build deep knowledge in key services unique to the AWS platform. AWS currently offers 11 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— October 18, 2018

Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Microservices have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The modular architectural style,...

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  • AWS
  • Microservices
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Jeremy Cook
— April 13, 2019

S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3

Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache? FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have config...

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  • AWS
  • S3
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Stuart Scott
— July 26, 2019

How to Use & Install the AWS CLI

What is the AWS CLI? | The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services and implement a level of automation. If you’ve been using AWS for some time and feel...

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John Chell
— June 13, 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some clear benefits: Increases marketability to employers Provides solid credentials in a growing industry (with projected growth of as much as 70 percent in five years) Market anal...

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  • AWS Certifications
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Michael Sheehy
— August 19, 2019

What Exactly Is a Cloud Architect and How Do You Become One?

One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I'm sure you've heard is "Cloud Architect." In this article, I will outline my understanding of what a cloud architect does and I'll analyze the skills and certifications necessary to become one. I will also list some of the types of jobs ...

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  • AWS
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Nitheesh Poojary
— March 26, 2019

How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS works While we'll get to AWS's Route53 Domain Name System (DNS) service in the second part of this series, I thought it would be helpful to first make sure that we properly understand...

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  • AWS
Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing: Basic Requirements Introduction What are the prerequisites and requirements to start learning Cloud Computing? This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the Prerequisites to learning  Cloud Computing. This was a question I got a thousan...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
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Vineet Badola
— July 15, 2019

AWS AMI Virtualization Types: HVM vs PV (Paravirtual VS Hardware VM)

Amazon Machine Images (AWS AMI) offers two types of virtualization: Paravirtual (PV) and Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM). Each solution offers its own advantages. When we’re using AWS, it’s easy for someone — almost without thinking —  to choose which AMI flavor seems best when spinning...

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  • Hardware Virtual Machine
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  • Virtualization
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Vineet Badola
— July 6, 2019

What is Cloud Foundry? Key Benefits and a Real Use Case

Unlike most other cloud computing platform services — which are tied to particular cloud providers — Cloud Foundry is available as a stand-alone software package. If desired, you can deploy it on AWS, but you can also host it yourself on your own OpenStack server, or through HP Helion o...

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  • Cloud Foundry

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