Posts tagged with devops

Problems When Scaling Fails–and Solutions

🗓 13 May 2020
In: 📁 DevOps

Things were working fine a few days ago... and then traffic spiked for whatever reason and the system could not handle it. Everything is slow or just not working. Maybe deploying new code to your servers isn't working consistently either. It's just a hot mess. The application was working fine...

Reducing Operational Expenses by Going Serverless with AWS

🗓 14 Apr 2020
In: 📁 DevOps 📁 AWS

This post may apply to you if you want to reduce infrastructure expenses. Though, I bet everyone identifies with that. But how about this: you’re paying for a marketing website/some CMS server, and you are not actively doing anything with it (and really don’t plan to). You should be thinking...

To Serve or Not to Serve: Amazon Aurora Serverless

🗓 24 Sep 2019
In: 📁 DevOps 📁 AWS

Serverless is a borderline buzzword nowadays. Serverless websites! Serverless APIs! Serverless…everything! And now serverless databases. Amazon Web Services has their own serverless database offering, which is semi-new, semi-old, depending on the “compatibility version.” This is how you have to use Amazon Aurora, AWS’s database engine, which has both MySQL and...

AWS Do's and Don'ts

🗓 15 Sep 2017
In: 📁 DevOps 📁 AWS

So. You’re migrating to the cloud. Simple, right? Everything is basically the same. You’ve got a server with an operating system of your choice. Nothing’s really different. Just launch an EC2 instance on AWS, do everything you’ve always done, and boom. Done. You’re certifiably in the cloud. Yeah. No. That’s...

A Case for Amazon's Elastic File System

🗓 18 May 2017
In: 📁 DevOps 📁 AWS

Imagine this: You’re moving an application from a shared server to a cloud system. This application has a massive folder of files saved onto the server that is growing constantly. When you get to it, it is about thirty-five gigabytes. You could just move the application to a single server...

Ansible and AWS: Painless Deployment

🗓 14 Mar 2017
In: 📁 DevOps 📁 AWS 📁 Ansible

Ansible is a fantastic way to orchestrate deployments that aren’t exactly trivial. In a complex deployment, there are dozens of players and they all need to act at a specific moment. It is no wonder then that Ansible calls the deployment scripts playbooks. It makes it sound so artistic. You...

Ansible Dynamic Inventory Thoughts

🗓 03 Feb 2017
In: 📁 DevOps 📁 Ansible

My DevOps experience is varied but limited. I’ve done some Chef, packer, and now Ansible. The latter of which is my most recent dive into scripting deployments and probably the most enjoyable. What Ansible was being used for in my case was to: Deploy Infrastructure Stack onto AWS. In this...