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Can I create local AMI file for future use on various cloud service?

Is it possible to locally create a single AMI file of say Debian Jessie and use it directly (or with little changes) on any AMI-compatible cloud service providers (eg. AWS, CloudStack, Digital Ocean ...
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Does either Rackspace or AWS provide APIs for billing information?

By billing, I mean real-time usage and consumption statistics - the API for which can be used to generate custom reports, forecast expenditure, etc. I see that AWS has the facility to generate custom ...
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1answer
2k views

Allow any ip to connect to Amazon Web Services RDS using MySQL

Is it possible to allow any IP to connect to a Amazon RDS instance using MySQL? Explaining my scenario as requested in the comments: Amazon RDS by default blocks all the incoming connections which ...
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1answer
196 views

EC2 Configuration

I am trying to create a server structure for my EC2 account. The design I have chosen consists of 2 instances running in different availability zones, elastic load balancer, an auto-scaling group with ...
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1answer
57 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 ...
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Instance's deployment / post configuration for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I am using AWS Elastic Beanstalk, it is easy to start with deploying Java based web app, which is great. However, I want to install Memcached on every instance locally so they can be used for ...
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1answer
99 views

What components should I purchase at AWS? [closed]

This might sound silly question, but it is a real problem which I need help in regards. Unlike "normal" VPS providers I used to such as linode.com and slicehost.com, at AWS they have all those fancy ...
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2answers
145 views

Best solution for cloud hosting [closed]

I'm located in Europe, and I'm looking for a flexible solution to host my Ubuntu server. I'd like to have a unique and scalable server using Virtualmin, where I could add/remove as much CPU, memory, ...
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2answers
372 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 ...
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3answers
167 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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3answers
373 views

How to Architect a system on AWS for scaling (with a MySQL back-end)

I'm trying to understand how to architect an Amazon Web Services application. As I understand it, the whole point of using something like AWS is to make the eventual scaling easier, so I'm trying to ...
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2answers
875 views

Setting a price cap for AWS Free Tier

I'd like to setup a website on the Amazon AWS free tier but I'd like to be sure I won't lose any money if I see a sudden spike in traffic. Is there any way to set a cap on traffic or stop the server ...
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2answers
2k views

Amazon EC2 migration from one region to the other

I'm using the following Amazon EC2 resources in the US East (Virginia) region: 1 Running Instance 1 Elastic IP 2 EBS Volumes 100 EBS Snapshots 1 Key Pair 2 Security Groups 5 My Own AMIs (customized ...
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3answers
464 views

Linux & Windows Boot Up Times in Amazon Web Service and Windows Azure

I've been working with Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services EC2 for a good many months now (almost getting to the years range) and I've seen something over and over that seems troubling. With AWS ...
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2k views

How to cap bandwidth usage on AWS EC2?

I'm planning to use AWS EC2 for my web application and I need control over the bandwidth usage (don't want the instances to be compromised and ramping up bandwidth cost crazily). There are many ...
2
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2answers
119 views

How to put 1000 lightweight server applications in the cloud

The company I work for sells a commercial desktop/server app that runs on any non dedicated Windows PC or server and uses Tomcat for all interactions with the application. Customers are asking that ...
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2answers
184 views

Does Cloud Computing COST a premium? (or is it competitive with shared/managed/co-location)

Since cloud solutions (Google AppEngine, Amazon, etc.) do more for you, at the end of the day do they cost significantly more than doing it "yourself" with co-location hosting, etc. Not just ...
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4answers
2k views

Is it possible to host email and DNS on AWS

We are working towards moving our app to AWS. I have heared that email and DNS cannot be hosted on AWS, is this correct? If this correct, then what are my options?
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3answers
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AWS - Where should we store images, CSS and log files of the application?

Looking for a clarification and guidance on the best practice. Where should we store images, CSS and log files of the application? Application server or S3? We will be storing user related images ...
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Should I persist images on EBS or S3?

I am migrating my Java,Tomcat, Mysql server to AWS EC2. I have already attached EBS volume for storing Mysql data. In my web application people may upload images. So I should persist them. There ...
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3answers
502 views

Migrating physical server to Amazon Web Services cloud computing

I am trying to migrate a physical server running Windows Server 2003 to Amazon Web Services cloud computing. What is the simplest/easiest way to transfer everything to cloud computing keeping ...