How to Find and Delete an Existing AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)

How to Setup an AWS ELB with HTTP Support

Cedexis OpenMix: Load Balancing Between AWS Regions

cedexis openmixTo date, we have seen several articles discussing Amazon Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) on the Newvem’s community site.  This article will discuss some additional complimentary options offered by 3rd party partners.

As discussed in previous articles, when building a scalable, high available infrastructure on top of AWS to support a web application, it’s imperative to make sure that the underlying EC2 Instances are deployed across multiple Availability Zones (AZs) and that ELB is used to distribute the load among the instances and to make sure traffic is diverted only to the functional, healthy EC2 instances.

Emind Systems Best Practice for Ultra Secure Deployment on Amazon Cloud

In this article I will introduce our in-house best practice for an ultra-secure application deployment on the AWS cloud. This best practice is based on Emind System’s experience in performing dozens of infrastructure projects based on the Amazon Web Services’ platform.

Dissecting Amazon Elastic Load Balancer (ELB): 18 Facts You Should Know

Amazon ELB iconLoad balancing in the cloud is different from the traditional load-balancing and must support scalability and elasticity on the fly. Traditional Load Balancers also require additional maintenance, expertise and management effort from IT ops. This means additional cost. Also, over provisioning of Load Balancers in terms of capacity or numbers will cause unnecessary cost leakage.

Enable CloudFront for Your Application’s Non-Dynamic Content

CloudFront is Amazon’s Content Delivery Network, a service that aims to speed up delivery of content to users in different geographies. It gives developers access to a worldwide infrastructure that minimizes latency by serving content from the edge location closest to the end user.

This article describes two basic use cases utilizing a CDN for non-dynamic content in a typical web application, and provides CloudFront-specific configuration examples.

Labor Day Weekend: Is Your AWS Cloud Under Control?

What happens behind the scenes in your cloud over Labor Day Weekend? Before you start thinking about lighting up the BBQ, make sure that your AWS cloud is under control and not creating unexpected surprises for Tuesday morning.

AWS offers an amazing pay-as-you-go cloud infrastructure solution. Yet finding the right balance between configuring and maintaining a cloud that is ready to meet your exact business needs can be a challenge in itself. Since we launched our private beta of Newvem Analytics, we’ve analyzed nearly 900 unique AWS clouds and have seen significant parallels between waste and holiday events.

On Memorial Day weekend, we discovered on average, a 12% increase in the amount of idle instances across our users’ clouds, as well as a 10% increase in instances with idle CPU. For heavy AWS users, just one of these small changes can easily result in $10Ks in wasted spend. More importantly, you probably won’t find out about, let alone be ready to handle, a potential problem until Tuesday morning. For this Labor Day Weekend, how can you ensure you won’t underspend if demand ramps up? And, conversely, how can you ensure you won’t overspend if business slows down over the holiday?

Here are 5 best practices you should consider to help make your Labor Day Weekend ‘Cloud-Care-Free”.

Presentation: AWS EC2 and the Elastic Beanstalk

This presentation brougt to you by Jeff Barr, Senior Evangelist at Amazon Web Services. If you are new on AWS elastic compute cloud, this presentation includes some important basics on AWS EC2 includes a nice classification of  the different instances types (by EC2 compute units and memory).It also includes what’s EC2 security group, Elastic IP,  Elastic load balancer(ELB), CloudWatch, EBS and Auto-scalinng.

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This presentation will help you to get started with AWS EC2. Supported by the first part supports, the second part of the presentation elaborates on AWS Beanstalk  - put all the EC2 components together under the same roof. The third and last part  of the presentation details how to to use AWS Elastic Beanstalk with Git-based deployment of a PHP application.

Related posts: Automating Maven Project Deployments on AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Keywords: Amazon web services, Amazon AWS console, Amazon AWS instances, EC2 Service, Amazon cloud computing, EC2 EBS, AWS elastic IP, CloudWatch, AWS Management Console, Elastic Load Balancer, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Platform, Availability zones


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).

Prepare for the Next Cloud Outage: Analyze and Improve

It happened again… this was the second AWS outage in the same month. Did you fail to protect your service online? Don’t forget – you can’t pass your liability onto your IaaS vendor.

You can find a great amount of knowledge resources with regards to AWS cloud High Availability architectures in Newvem’s resources center, starting from Best Practice for High Availability Deployment all the way to knowing more about how to maintain availability for your specific environment, such as how to maintain a failover to MSSQL DB server, or a case study on how to replicate PostgreSQL DB Between AWS Regions.

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