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Rich Bos
AWS Solutions Architect
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Using OpsWorks to manage AWS ECS Cluster instances
AWS Elastic Beanstalk already provides an easy route for Docker PaaS and although scalable it's only so for full instances. The AWS EC2 Container Service (ECS) takes things several steps further by providing options for 'container' scaling across Docker hos...

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Apps from S3 for Docker enabled AWS Elastic Beanstalk
AWS facilitates Docker container management and deployment extremely well, not only via its dedicated EC2 Container Service (ECS), but with easy integration options for both OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk too. In this post we're going to look at automating ...

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WP Cloud Stack - Fully Managed Enterprise Scale Wordpress
The Wordpress content management and blogging platform delivers content for over 20% of the worlds websites and there are an incalculable selection of 'default' Wordpress friendly hosting providers to choose from. However, for the more demanding enterprise ...

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AWS Elastic File System - First Boot
We've been eager to get our hands on AWS EFS and as the preview dropped in this week we got our chance (albiet via a virtual trip to Oregon). But firstly, what is it? AWS EFS is 'standalone' petabyte scale cloud storage offering multi-source connectivity vi...

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The missing deployment hook for AWS OpsWorks
We've been using and recommending AWS OpsWorks for many years (from way back before it was even known as OpsWorks ) and use it as our 'Go-To' configuration management system for the majority of AWS hosted client projects. It integrates superbly with Chef an...

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Fedora 21 - Linux Server comes of age with Cockpit management and built in support for Docker
Fedora 21 final was released in December 2014 and marks a defined stage of evolution for what has previously been termed Red Hats 'bleeding edge', firming up its offering as a solid and viable contender with a three way split for Desktop, Server and Cloud. ...

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AWS Certification - Knowledge levels and study recommendations required to pass
As I've
recently taken a couple of AWS certification exams so thought it might
be useful to share my experiences. I've been working with AWS in production for 4+ years so thought I'd
firm things up and took the ACSA back in August. I did about a months
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