Posts Tagged ‘aws’

This post originally appeared on the CohesiveFT blog Amazon recently announced the new t2 family of low end instances, which I wrote about on InfoQ. Pricing wise the headline is that the t2.micro is ¢1.3/hr, which is a fair bit cheaper than the ¢2/hr of the t1.micro it replaces. It also has much better performance, and more […]


Amazon has launched new web services designed to simplify the building and operation of mobile applications using their cloud as a back end. Cognito provides an identity management platform and key/value store, and is complemented by Mobile Analytics. The AWS Mobile SDK has been updated to version 2.0 to provide integration with the new services, and there are samples in […]


This post originally appeared on the CohesiveFT blog Want to do more with your AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)? We have 10 ways you can enhance cloud networking with our virtual appliance, VNS3. First, a quick background on the product: VNS3 creates an overlay networking on top of AWS infrastructure. This allows you to control security, topology, addressing and protocols […]


Amazon have introduced T2, a new class of low cost general purpose instances for EC2 intended for workloads that don’t drive consistently high CPU usage. At the low end t2.micro offers higher performance, more memory (1GiB) and a lower cost (1.3¢/hr) than the previous t1.micro. The T2 class also offers small and medium sizing with 2GiB […]


The cloud price wars that began at the end of March have been all about compute and storage pricing. I don’t recall hearing network pricing being mentioned at all; and indeed there haven’t been any major shifts in network pricing. Photo credit: Datacenter World Network is perhaps now the largest hidden cost of using major IaaS providers, […]


I was helping a colleague troubleshoot a deployment issue recently. He’d set up a virtual private cloud (VPC) in Amazon with a public subnet and a bunch of private subnets: 10.0.0.0/16 – VPC (the default) 10.0.0.0/24 – Public subnet 10.0.0.1/24 – Private subnet 1 10.0.0.2/24 – Private subnet 2 10.0.0.3/24 – Private subnet 3 Everything was behaving […]


It’s been over a month now since the price drop announcements for Google Compute Engine (GCE) and the follow on price drops for AWS and Azure. This stuff has been well covered by Jack Clark at The Register, former Netflix Chief Architect Adrian Cockcroft, and my CohesiveFT colleague Ryan Koop. For an in depth strategic background I’d recommend […]


I hear a lot of people talking about automated deployment with Chef (and its competitor Puppet, which I haven’t had the chance to try yet), so I thought I’d spend some time seeing how it would fit in with our image management platform Server3. Don’t stray from the PATH To get familiar with Chef, I dove straight into the […]


My New Job

04Mar13

I’ve started a new job as CTO for CohesiveFT. It’s a great company with a great team and some great products and services. As I’ve known many of the people since before the company was founded this post could be subtitled ‘a brief history of CohesiveFT’. The people and pre-history Alexis Richardson was the instigator. […]


Since I started using Amazon EC2 as a web proxy I’ve found that I’m exploiting it pretty regularly. Every time that I see one of those ‘you can’t access that content from your country’ type messages I have a choice. I can give up and move on, or I can fork out 2¢ to spin up […]