AWS, Cloud Managed Services

20 Tips and Tricks to Make AWS Work to Your Advantage

Introduction Amazon Web Services, touted as a pioneer in the Cloud service providers, has been a consistent frontrunner in the IAAS and PAAS space. Organizations irrespective of their size have chosen AWS as their go-to Cloud service provider making it an undisputed contender in the area of Cloud services. With the margin in the race to...

by Poulomi Nag
Tag: amazon web services
25-Sep-2017

AWS, Cloud

How to Use Dynamic Inventory for AWS with Ansible?

Do you know how Ansible works? Well, before we walk you through how to setup dynamic inventory, here's some food for thoughts on Ansible Configuration Management System A user using configuration management system will often want to save inventory in a different software system. As described in inventory, a basic text-based system is...

by Aakash Agarwal
Tag: amazon web services
30-Mar-2017

DevOps, Docker

MongoDB Replica set using Docker Networking and Docker Compose

Recently, I got a chance to dockerize a traditional MongoDB replica set. Currently, I am doing it for QA and UAT environment where MongoDB replica set is setup on a single host. So, in this blog, we will do it on a single host using Docker Networking and Docker Compose. Scenario: Set up a MongoDB replica using version 3.0.5 set...

by Navjot Singh
Tag: amazon web services
16-Dec-2015

AWS, Technology

Installing latest Puppet master and agent setup on ubuntu14.04

This blog post focuses on installation and configuration of two node Puppet setup, i.e. a Puppetmaster (or master) and an agent. Puppet is an open source configuration management tool used for automation of administration jobs across big server farms. It is written in ruby and uses DSL (Domain specific language) to write codes known as...

by Sharad Aggarwal
Tag: amazon web services
21-May-2015

AWS

EC2 Backup Manager : Python Scripts

EC2 Backup Manager : Python Scripts One of the most important requirements in any projects is regular backups. On one of our projects we were using Netflix's backup monkey and graffiti monkey combined to take snapshots of all the volumes in the account. But this deviated slightly from our requirement, we only required the backups of...

by Hitesh Bhatia
Tag: amazon web services
24-Apr-2015

AWS

Amazon Aurora – New database in RDS

In the recent re:Invent 2014 conference in Las Vegas, Amazon announced about its fifth database: Amazon Aurora. Aurora becomes the latest addition to the list of databases available on Amazon RDS after MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL. It is a fully managed database which consist of  speed and reliability which...

by Jai Prakash Dave
Tag: amazon web services
17-Nov-2014

AWS

EBS Snapshot using Backup_Monkey

Getting EBS Snapshot with BackUp Monkey [ a python utility ] Backup_Monkey : It's a command line utility written in python that uses boto library. Purpose : To create snapshot of all the Elastic Block Storage volume's (EBS). Automatically detects the volume in the region and take the backup. It is especially designed...

by Vikash Jha
Tag: amazon web services
24-Mar-2014

AWS

Setup custom CloudWatch metrics on EC2 instance

AWS provides its user the Cloud Monitoring service which is used to keep a check on the resources being used. It can be a great tool for developers and system administrators for cases like: Monitoring data/graphs Setting up alarms Identify trends Take actions based on the state of cloud environment But AWS does not provide...

by abhishek.tomar
Tag: amazon web services
17-Jan-2014

AWS, DevOps

Installing Oracle 11g on Cloud (EC2 instance RHEL/Centos 6.x) through command line

You may find many blogs on internet providing step-by-step guidelines to install Oracle 11g on RHEL/Centos 6.x but what's different here is, I would be discussing the installation of Oracle 11g on AWS EC2 instance through CLI in cases where you do not have access to physical system. I believe the best example to showcase this environment...

by ankush
Tag: amazon web services
23-Dec-2013

AWS

Beginner’s guide to AWS auto-scaling

Recently, we’re about to launch a new app but we did not have any idea about the traffic we’ll get. It could have been in hundreds or even thousands. So, we decided to go for Amazon’s Auto Scaling feature. Auto Scaling is the appropriate solution for your app when you are not certain about your app’s traffic or in cases where the...

by abhishek.tomar
Tag: amazon web services
17-Dec-2013

Technology

First Hand Experience of Day 1 at AWS Re:Invent’13 – by IntelliGrape

It was an amazing day for IntelliGrape at AWS Re:Invent: the largest gathering of developers and technical leaders from the AWS community. Attendees from across the globe are present here to take advantage of 175+ sessions, training bootcamps, hands-on labs, and Hackathon to gain deeper skills and knowledge of the AWS Cloud. ...

by Bansi
Tag: amazon web services
13-Nov-2013

AWS

Evening Session on AWS CloudFront & Auto Scaling by Amazon and IntelliGrape Software

IntelliGrape Software (Now TO THE NEW Digital) in association with AWS presented an Evening Session on AWS CloudFront & Auto Scaling at Hyatt Regency, Delhi on 27th September. The event saw engagement from CEOs, CTOs and CIOs of e-commerce companies, start-ups and enterprises with a purpose to understand CloudFront and Auto Scaling...

by Bansi
Tag: amazon web services
30-Sep-2013