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AWS SSD Volume pricing and IO requests [closed]

I'm looking at the pricing for the new SSD storage volumes here, and I see that there is no listed charge for per 1 million I/O requests like there is with magnetic volumes. Does that mean there is ...
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How do I back up AWS S3 and EBS to a non-Amazon provider?

We've centered most of our operations on AWS, and love the ease of use there. However, every once in a while, the paranoid side of my brain wonders what could happen if, say, the bad guys got hold of ...
2
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1answer
57 views

How to launch EC2 instance with preconfigured AWS Alarm

I wan't to kill a specific instance when some of it's hardware consumption metrics reaches a certain level. If i create an alarm for the scaling group (setting maximum cpu consumption threshhold to ...
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0answers
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Single instance EC2 env versus multiple split stack?

I am fairly new to AWS and have designed a fairly flexible architecture which is fairly performant and fault tolerant over multiple regions/AZs However I was thinking - what would the main ...
0
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3answers
132 views

store log files in the cloud, when servers are not in the cloud

We're looking at a long-term migration towards the cloud. The plan is to start small, and gradually move less essential parts of the infrastructure into the cloud. All good so far. Part of this ...
2
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2answers
251 views

Amazon VPC Availability

We are trying to expand our reliability setup using VPC in us-west-1. The 'a' and 'b' AZs work fine, but when I try to create subnets on 'c' it just fails with the message: Value (us-west-1c) for ...
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2answers
40 views

How do I choose servers to minimize latency to a critical third-party service?

I would like to spin up a cloud server that has the minimum possible ping to a third-party service. Do you just get on AWS and keep making servers in new Availability Zones until the ping is good ...
2
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1answer
88 views

Logs show lots of user attempts from unknown IP [duplicate]

I lost access to my instance which I host on AWS. Keypairing stopped to work. I detached a volume and attached it to a new instance and what I found in logs was a long list of Nov 6 20:15:32 ...
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can two cloud infrastructures connect

I want to use app engine but unfortunately they are not supporting with their DB spatial queries, so I was wondering if there is a way to create my DB on one cloud either AWS or Azure and my backend ...
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85 views

Understanding where an amazon ec2 instance run?

I am currently using the aws api from my local desktop. I can successfully take backups of my amazon volumes, and even create an ami from it. Now when i wanted to run the instance to be built from ...
0
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1answer
160 views

Getting the ramdisk id of an amazon elastic cloud storage?

I ran ec2-describe-instances, on which i got the output as INSTANCE i-14305121 ami-bf1d8a8f ec2-54-244-161-27.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com ip-10-244-164-7.us-west-2.compute.internal ...
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1answer
295 views

How to have proper expectations about AWS performance?

I'm in the process of moving a webapp from the local server that's been its development home to somewhere else for eventual deployment. I'm currently evaluating AWS and Rackspace, and am in the ...
0
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2answers
43 views

Managing cloud and non cloud machines with different Operating Systems [duplicate]

I currently manage a fleet of about 20 or so machines across Amazon's AWS, 10 servers in house and a dedicated server in a datacenter. The AWS boxes are mostly Windows boxes, but there are some Linux ...
0
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1answer
66 views

AWS managemnt using Cloudstack GUI

I am using Cloudtsack 4.0.1 with support for AWS. But can this be used to graphically manage AWS instances? So far I can use only EC2 commands which can be possible even with out Cloudstack.
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1answer
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Can a Dedicated Server Configuration for LAMP Hosting be Done “in the Cloud”? [closed]

Right now, one of our product offerings is basically LAMP web hosting. We host a PHP CMS, lots of images, and sometimes WordPress in each Apache host–all across multiple linux dedicated boxes. Our ...
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1answer
268 views

On-premise VMware vSphere vs Amazon VPC for small business [closed]

Background I have been managing all the IT for a small business (owned by a family member) of ~5 users for about 10 years. Since about 2 years the infrastructure is 100% virtual running on VMware ...
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3answers
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Provider claiming “all web servers in the cloud are automatically kept in sync” - should I be skeptical?

I'm no expert in cloud computing - I've spent a fair bit of time researching it and various providers but am yet to get any hands-on experience with it. From what I've read about AWS and auto-scaling ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Migrating to AWS Cloud with auto-scaling - where to put Redis and ElasticSearch?

I've been trying to research this topic but haven't found anywhere that recommends where to install services such as Redis and ElasticSearch when migrating to a cloud framework. I'm currently running ...
3
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1answer
382 views

Automatically monitor new cloud servers using Open Monitoring Distro (OMD)?

I've been spending some time getting my head around using Nagios, Check_mk and some other very useful tools installed as part of the OMD package. WATO is especially useful for administrating all of ...
3
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2answers
415 views

Monitoring AWS Systems Behind ElasticBeanStalk

So I'm getting a company set up in the Amazon Cloud -- creating IAAS protocol/solutions/standardized implementation, etc while also being the SysAdmin for individual systems, app environments, and ...
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2answers
276 views

Amazon - install a complete server on EBS

is it possible to install a full working OS with a webserver, db, and all needed stuff on an EBS storage? If so, would I immediatly gain benefits by mounting this EBS on a better instance? Otherwise ...
0
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2answers
340 views

AWS own email domain and some generic questions

I'm getting started with Amazon Web Services and I have a few question I'm not sure about. As every (company) webpage I want to use an "office@companyname.com" email adress, but how is that done? I ...
6
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2answers
793 views

What are common strategies for configuration management on EC2?

Without using a 3rd party cloud configuration service, what are common patterns/strategies or whitepapers written on the subject of configuration management with EC2? Specifically on how to configure ...
2
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1answer
58 views

What are some common tagging strategies for EC2 in multi-team environments?

Given a company with multiple teams using EC2, what are some common or practical strategies for setting some TAG guidelines when instances or ami's are created so that resources can be more easily ...
7
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4answers
490 views

Moving all internal servers to the cloud

Background One of my clients is an IT-dependent workflow-driven law firm with about 50 seats. They have been audited by one of their clients (an FSA regulated mortgage lender) and told that their ...
0
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1answer
214 views

Is it more stable to run Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal on EC2?

For example, Instagram said "We run Ubuntu Linux 11.04 (“Natty Narwhal”) on Amazon EC2. We’ve found previous versions of Ubuntu had all sorts of unpredictable freezing episodes on EC2 under high ...
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1answer
156 views

Please recommend a book re: Amazon AWS and EC2

Starting to use AWS, setting up a few permanent instances, several temporary ones, maybe some storage, monitoring, DNS - the works. I'm looking for a book geared towards the experienced technical ...
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109 views

Hosting a MySQL server on Amazon Web Services

We are evaluating hosting our application on Amazon EC2 service. While I am confident that a Small instance (1.7GB RAM) will be sufficient for our web server (at this point), I am not sure about ...
1
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1answer
333 views

Reducing latency for different geographic regions on Amazon Cloud

I have got an application which has three components Application code : Amazon EC2 US-EAST-1 instance Application images, and other static data : Amazon S3 with CloudFront Application Database : ...
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2answers
89 views

Cloud suited for benchmarking

Sorry for possible double post : I moved this question from stackoverflow, since it fits better here. I use Amazon EC2 as my working machine, which is all dandy. But I also need to run CPU intensive ...
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3answers
173 views

Using multiple PaaS Vendors

I am developing a SaaS App, and I want to decide for a PaaS Vendor. Since one of my biggest concerns is uptime, is there an application or service, that allows me to use several PaaS Vendors (like ...
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4answers
773 views

AWS EC2 or RackSpace

I am planning go for an instance on AWS EC 2 for my clients , should I go with AWS EC 2 or Rackspace CS , seems like the rack space have some different features like fanatical support but sla seems to ...
0
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1answer
54 views

encryption on AMIs for Cent OS?

We wanted use encrypted for 10GB partitions on AWS cloud using Cent OS i have following Cent OS following link to do that http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/EncryptedFilesystem After attaching 10GB from ...