Posts Tagged ‘aws’

My New Job


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 […]



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 […]

Between snow, getting some prerequisite scripts and docs a bit too late and various other stuff getting in the way, there hasn’t been too much progress today. I think I have everything set up to launch a complete cluster of Atlas agents in the sky, and get them to attach to the overlay VPN and […]

The multicast woes are now behind me (thanks Dimitriy), and I now have a fabric that spans my home network and EC2. The problem with multicast turned out to be firewall related, and the simple fix was: /sbin/iptables -I OUTPUT -o tun0 -j ACCEPT /sbin/iptables -I INPUT -i tun0 -j ACCEPT Tomorrow I’ll try to […]

I didn’t get to spend my full attention on this over the last couple of days, and somewhat as expected I’ve run into trouble with multicast. Right now it seems that whenever I put a node into the VPN overlay network it stops being capable of doing multicast. I’ll report back once these issues are […]

I’ve known the chaps at Paremus since shortly after they set up shop, and I’ve watched the evolution of ServiceFabric since its earliest days. Since it has all the makings of a killer PaaS offering I thought I’d sharpen up my practical cloud skills by getting it running on EC2. The first challenge is that […]