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: EBS

AWS, DevOps

Create Extended EBS Backed LVM Volume on EC2

Sharing one of my use-cases, Jenkins has been increasing  over past few weeks, and we were about to hit the 50GB capping for Elastic Block Storage volumes on the Amazon EC2. And this is a problem that is affecting a lot of our team developers to test their build packages on the different environments. But, every time we have to increase...

by Ankit Kumar
Tag: EBS

AWS, DevOps

Python Borrowing Resources using Fabric

In my previous blog post, I wrote about Cost Optimizations for the various AWS resources. The script consisted of six methods and the overall time required for the script to execute was roughly about 15-20 mins. While the script is running, it used to slow down my system. Also, there was a time consumption due to many reasons like...

by Aman Jain
Tag: EBS

AWS, DevOps

6 Tips for AWS Cost Optimization

As we know AWS provides a good edge in terms of cost over the on-premises data center or in a co-location environment with its On Demand and Reserved pricing. As it is rightly said "Reducing the overall cost is a high priority" and it is true for any organization whether big or small. By using AWS we can lower the IT costs, compute...

by Aman Jain
Tag: EBS


Tag Snapshot using Backup_Monkey

In continuation with my previous article EBS Snapshot using Backup_Monkey, we have discussed one issue associated with BackUp Monkey utility. The issue was that it use's "BACKUP_MONKEY" prefix and tag the snapshot with this prefix. As you can see in the Description, BACKUP_MONKEY prefix is used. So this create's a redundancy while...

by Vikash Jha
Tag: EBS


Increasing EBS Volume Performance

EBS (Elastic Blog Storage) is a virtual Hard drive which one can attach to an EC2 Instance. By default Amazon provides standard EBS with 100 IOPS (Input Output operation per second) which is equivalent to our normal hard-drive (7200 RPM), used at our homes. That works fine in a lot of cases but sometimes if we have a server with high I/O...

by abhishek.tomar
Tag: EBS


Mounting an EBS Volume to an Instance and Soft Linking a Growing Directory to it

We were having a crisis on our project the other day. The VPS on which we were running our application had some issues with kernel and Tomcat, for that matter, any java process was running unpredictably. Tomcat would explode the WAR file once in a while and even if it did, it would just pause at "Deploying app.war" forever. After spending...

by Vivek Krishna
Tag: EBS