9 Guidelines for Scheduling AWS EC2 Instances

Scheduling EC2 resources

Leaving an instance running when it isn’t needed isn’t especially cost effective. But is there a better solution when you need to run short jobs on a recurring schedule? A cloud scheduler allows you “talk” to your cloud and pre-define when instances will start-up and be shut down, from development through to production. Essentially, it enables you to pay only for the time you need.

Cloud Monitoring is at the Heart of Your SaaS Operations

In today’s cloud environment an idea can quickly transform itself into software. The small developer can generate and run the application on a PaaS platform or on an Amazon cloud micro-instance. At first the idea can be pitched to potential users at very low cost. Product operations can easily track and support the first users, making sure that the service is available and fits the users’ needs. The R&D team of the newly established start-up can work directly on the production servers. The new global SaaS grows at a steady pace while adding more and more customers, hence new global users.

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Newvem’s CEO Talks Cloud Adoption on Bloomberg TV

Thanks to an impressive showing Newvem had at Amazon’s AWS re:Invent user conference, attracting the interest of many long time large Amazon users, fortune 500 companies learning how to embrace Amazon and many AWS partners and resellers who see value in Newvem’s help to identify proper AWS usage for their customers, Bloomberg TV invited Newvem’s CEO Zev Laderman to their featured CEO sit down segment, in their prime business time program: “Taking Stock”.

Host Pimm Fox interviewed Newvem’s CEO Zev Laderman on the Cloud adoption phenomena and how Newvem helps AWS users get the most out of their AWS environment.

Case Study: Newvem Supports DoubleVerify AWS Cloud Deployment

DoubleVerify is the pioneer in online media verification and the only provider of dual verification technology.

The company utilizes the Amazon cloud to meet their high demand and offer critical online processes. The services are deployed mainly on AWS US East and EU (Ireland) regions. The company’s online services utilize hundreds of EC2 computing instances and hundreds of terabytes stored on S3 simple storage.

Managing Your Use of Amazon Web Services EC2 Reserved Instances

(This guest post written and contributed by Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies)

Sometimes trying to save money can become costly and complicated.

A case in point is the growing popularity of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) EC2 Reserved Instances (RIs) which enable users to obtain spare cloud capacity in anticipation of future use.

Highly Available Web Properties in AWS

AWS cloud products facilitate the way you can easily and in a reasonable time, deploy a scalable online  service on Amazon cloud infrastructure. The slides include schemes that deal with the different cloud aspects such as elasticity, performance and security. The architectures demonstrated uses some advanced AWS products such as Auto-scaling, RDS, Route53 and much more. The presentation is a bit long, take your time and you will find these AWS features that can help you understand how to get more of your AWS cloud account.

Automating Maven Project Deployments on AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Maven on BeanstalkThis tutorial will show you how to use the ingenieux Beanstalker Maven Plugin to automate deployment of Maven Projects into Amazon Elastic Beanstalk. Apache Maven is a project management tool popular for Java Projects. Based on the concepts of Inversion of Control (IoC) and Convention over Configuration (CoC), it lets developers evolve project functionalities and behaviors with minimal effort, by storing the project metadata in a standard file format, the Project Object Model (POM), in a headless fashion, but compatible with all the major IDEs.

Building a Scalable WordPress Setup on AWS

Scalable WordPress setup on AWSWordPress is one of the most popular open source blog platforms out there. It is used to power anything from simple blogs to complex portals, thanks to the variety of plugins the community has developed.

In this article we will describe the architecture options for deploying WordPress in AWS with scalability and high availability in mind. We will take advantage of the elasticity of the cloud and use more servers when we need them and less when we don’t (auto-scaling).