Posts Tagged ‘aws’

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 […]


Over the past few weeks I’ve been kicking the tyres on two new(ish) entrants to the IaaS space. Both services are still in beta. Savvis Virtual Private Datacenter I first came across this back in June at the Cloud Computing World Forum, and I signed up straight away for a trial. Sadly there was some kind […]


GDrive

13Jan10

I’ve been a keen user of Gmail since its earliest days, and I also use Google Apps at work, so I’m not surprised by the excitement around the launch of what people are calling ‘GDrive’, which is actually just a new feature of Google Docs that allows arbitrary files to be shared. What is a […]


After some reflection on my recent series of posts about Paremus ServiceFabric on EC2 I realise that I never provided a high level commentary on what each of the moving parts does, and why they’re important. Paremus ServiceFabric – this is a distributed OSGi runtime framework. The point is that you can package an application […]


I spent a couple of hours tinkering with this over the holidays, but mostly put it down and got on with eating, drinking and being merry. The first breakthrough was that ContextCubed just worked once I had the right Ruby Gems installed (and in fact day 5 had got me to within one line of […]