Capacity, Consumption and Utilization

How to Create a Spot Amazon EC2 Instance

Amazon AWS cloud has three types of instance purchasing options:

  1. On-demand: the “ordinary” type of EC2 instance - Learn how to launch an on-demand instance.
  2. Reserved Instance : Paying a one-time upfront fee and save in hourly instance running costs.
  3. Spot instance:  A user can bid for the unused Amazon EC2 compute capacity and get the instance.

A spot instance helps to reduce the cost of the instance.Amazon EC2 has huge idle computing capacity and AWS allows using this idle computing power to launch an instance at a lesser price than an on-demand instance. The present guide demonstrates how to create a spot instance using the AWS supplied Linux AMI.

How to Attach an Amazon EBS Volume to a Linux Instance

The Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) offers disks storage for the Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes provide a scalable storage service, which persists independently of the instance life.

  • It is mandatory that both the volume as well as the instance be in the same availability zone.
  • The user can create a volume and assign a maximum of 16 EBS volumes to an instance.

Getting Started with Amazon Glacier Part 3

Get Started with Amazon Galcier Part 3In the final installment of this 3-part series, we will discuss data retrieval, account permissions, integrating with S3, and transferring secure data. To recap, part 1 introduced Glacier as an extremely low-cost storage service that provides secure, durable, and flexible storage for your data backup and archival. In part 2, we discussed some functionalities of Glacier including managing archives, creating a vault, Glacier durability and archive inventory. And now, part 3.

How to Associate and Disassociate an Elastic IP to an EC2 Instance

AWS EC2 is a scalable, reliable and low-priced offering from Amazon for the user’s virtual computation or hosting needs. Elastic IP addresses are static IP addresses designed for elastic cloud computing. The traffic routed to the Elastic IP is translated via the 1:1 Network Address Translation (NAT) and forwarded to the Private IP address of an instance. Unlike a standard EC2 Public IP address, Elastic IP addresses are allocated to accounts and can be remapped to other instances when desired. The user can control this address until choosing to explicitly release it. Elastic IP addresses help the user to achieve high availability as it allows programmatic remapping to any other instance in the same region on the current instance or availability zone failure.

The present guide demonstrates how to associate or disassociate an Elastic IP to an instance.

AWS Cloud Application Integration Tools for ISVs

CloudtoolsAdopting the cloud  must come with a management solution strategy. Cloud Management refers to all cloud environment aspects and their related tasks. Tasks include deploying, monitoring, analyzing and more.

Many IT organizations today running to adopt the new disruptive cloud methodologies. Choosing to run a business on a cloud is a strategic decision, picking the right way to orchestrate your cloud resources should be an integral part of your cloud adoption strategy.

Getting Started with Amazon Glacier: Part 2

Get Started with Amazon Galcier Part 2In part 1 of this three part series, we introduced Amazon Glacier as an extremely low-cost cloud storage service that provides secure, durable, and flexible storage for data backup and archival. Amazon Glacier allows you to store your data reliably for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month. It helps you to retain your data for future analysis or reference so you can focus more on business than operating and maintaining storage infrastructure.

Archiving in the Cloud Using Amazon Glacier

Amazon GalcierAWS has introduced a new offering called Amazon Glacier, an advanced, durable archive that changes the traditional manual way of archiving.

AWS Glacier follows the similar concept and is ideally suited when you need to store your data files/objects, collected over years, in a reliable place. In this presentation you will find some basics on how to get started with Amazon glacier including some important tips and best practices.

How to Allocate or Release an AWS Elastic IP (EIP)

Elastic IP addresses are static IP addresses designed for Amazon cloud. An Elastic IP address belongs to the user’s AWS account and is not bound to a particular instance. The user can control the elastic IP address until the user explicitly releases it. However, unlike traditional static IP addresses, Elastic IP addresses help the user to achieve high availability as it allows to script the usage of an IP address and reallocate it in a glance to other instance in the same region when the instance or availability zone fails. An AWS account can have a maximum of 5 elastic IPs per region. If you like extend this limit you can apply for more Elastic IP address here.

This guide demonstrates how to allocate or release an Elastic IP for an AWS account.

Using Business Views by Newvem

“Business Views” is a unique Newvem feature that allows you to tie your AWS resources with your business.  In other words, you can visualize exactly which AWS resources are used to support specific customers, product, service, business divisions, or any other group that you define.

Why would Business Views make sense for AWS cloud?

Hitting Your Cloud Sweet Spot

Hitting your cloud sweet spot” was the title of Newvem’s breakout session at re:Invent 2021 . I had the privilege to moderate a panel of cloud experts, who joined us to share their cloud operations status, challenges and gaps. Our panelists members were Ed Laczynski, VP Cloud Strategy & Architecture, Datapipe; Shane Myers, Operations at SmugMug; Andrew Kenny, VP Platform Engineering at Acquia; Eric Hammond, from and Chemi Katz, VP Technical Operations at DoubleVerify.

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