CloudWatch Custom Metrics for Windows Server

Posted on June 2, 2016 by Richa Pathak | Comments(1)

It’s not rare that users having requirements of sending custom metrics to CloudWatch. These metrics can be application based or server based. There are different ways we can send these metrics to CloudWatch like writing a simple PowerShell script and scheduling it in Task Scheduler to run periodically. Alternate way to accomplish this, which I personally find very easy is by making simple changes in EC2ConfigService in your windows instance.

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Getting Started with Kinesis Firehose

Posted on June 1, 2016 by CloudThat | Comments(1)

In this fast growing world, humongous amount of data is being produced from all sources in every part of the world. It can be anything like logs from the machines, data produced from the traffic signals, data from the IoT devices, smart devices installed in homes/IT industries and a lot of other sources. After production of this vast amount of data, another problem arises of storing, configuring, managing and streaming of data.

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Establishing multi-site connectivity with Azure Virtual Networks

Posted on May 20, 2016 by CloudThat | Comments(0)

Recently, I designed an architecture for client application where we used Azure’s VNet-to-VNet connectivity for geo-redundancy. The requirement was such that they wanted to continue with their on-premises infrastructure, so we thought of it as DR (disaster recovery) solution. In the design we proposed Multi-Site connectivity as well, with VNet-to-VNet connectivity in Azure, you can connect two different VNets with each other.

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Install WordPress using AWS Codepipeline

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Amrendra Kumar | Comments(3)

In this blog we are going to show how we can install a Wordpress with AWS Codepipeline.

Before we begin the demo, let us brief you about the services which will be used.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is providing three services namely CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, CodePipeline as Developer Tools for the developers, which lets them to focus more on their application rather than deployment.

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Migration Tale of Databases – 6 Reasons to move from Oracle to Microsoft SQL

Posted on April 14, 2016 by Arzan A | Comments(0)

As far as I have seen, there are majorly two types of DBAs. The one who favor the Oracle and the others who favor Microsoft SQL. Each of the database systems are very well tested and designed with years of improvement done with experience. They share a long listing of similarities but also few differences which makes the software and system architects choose one from the two.

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The revolution chip – ESP8266

Posted on April 14, 2016 by akashp | Comments(1)

It looks like one has work dedicatedly with Arduino and decided to sit down on a Sunday afternoon to write his wish list to tooth fairy with everything he wanted to see in the next generation Micro Controller Unit, but instead of sending that wish list to Fairyland, it was sent to China, where the brilliant minds of Espressif materialized ESP2866, which come at a ridiculous price point of $3 – $6.

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Schedule and Configure Lambda to Notify you..

Posted on April 8, 2016 by CloudThat | Comments(0)

In the era of Dev-ops, continuous integration and deployment, AWS Lambda provides you with various features, that will help you automate your needs. Lambda is a compute service from Amazon Web Services, which performs actions on various available services of AWS, based on the program code that you upload for execution. It can be triggered by events or with a scheduled event provided by CloudWatch.

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Configuring VPN between the VPCs across regions/accounts

Posted on April 1, 2016 by CloudThat | Comments(1)

As AWS is the top player in cloud market, we see most of the organizations migrating their architectures to AWS. If you are familiar with AWS, you must be knowing that most of the services are region level like EC2, VPC, etc. Let’s say you have a complex architecture with instances running in different regions. In case you want your infrastructure spread across multiple regions, securely communicate with each other through an encrypted channel, a secure VPN tunnel would be the need of the hour.

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Sample Questions for AWS Certified Developer Associate Certification – Part 1

Posted on April 1, 2016 by Megha Mishra | Comments(5)

AWS has been the leader in Cloud Computing for 10 years and getting certified as an Amazon Developer is something that every developer working on building scalable applications on AWS would intent to go for. With the same mindset, I had recently appeared and cleared the developer certification. You can read more about the AWS Developer Associate Certification here.

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