Category: AWS

Identical Docker, Identical OS – Crashing on 50% of the Hardware 0

Identical Docker, Identical OS – Crashing on 50% of the Hardware

Gather round l’il ones and let old man Jon tell you a little story about the time he learned to never say never. Twas not terribly long ago when he was trying to spin up a fleet of Squid Proxies. Being the hip DevOps guru he is, the proxies were stored safely inside of Docker containers. Those containers were all pulled from the same single source, so they were identical...

I’m an AWS Certified Solutions Architect! 0

I’m an AWS Certified Solutions Architect!

I’m pleased to report that as of Wednesday afternoon I’m an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate. While I’ve been working in/on/around AWS for years now, it’s nice to have the certification that proves I know what I’m doing. Amazon’s testing, unlike a lot of the certifications in tech (I’m looking at you CompTIA A+), is 100% about the real world. While that makes it harder, it makes the testing...

AWS re:Invent wrapup 1

AWS re:Invent wrapup

As expected, AWS re:Invent had more goodies in store for us after the Day 1 keynotes session. Most of the excitement centered around the new product announcements from the Day 2 keynote. The major difference between the two days is that the second day contained a lot more products that were already accessible to the general public (albeit some in Beta). This meant a lot more hands-on time at re:Invent...

Roundup from AWS re:Invent Day 1 0

Roundup from AWS re:Invent Day 1

Today was the first day (sans instructional courses) of the 4th annual AWS re:Invent conference. While I was unable to attend this year, I’ve been eagerly watching the streams and keeping an eye on the news feeds. There have been many product announcements leading up to re:Invent, but the “really good stuff” was kept for today’s keynote. It is my suspicion that tomorrow’s keynote will be even better, so keep...

AWS Bootcamp: Architecting Highly Available Applications on AWS 0

AWS Bootcamp: Architecting Highly Available Applications on AWS

On Monday I visited the AWS Popup loft in San Francisco (again) and attended the Bootcamp on “Architecting Highly Available Applications on AWS”. Rather than try and re-summarize it, I’ll let the course description do the talking: “This beginner-level bootcamp teaches you how to apply the principles of elasticity, mitigating single points of failure and designing loosely coupled applications to architect resilient applications on AWS. We will cover how to...