Monthly Archives: September 2010

Introducing Scalable Cloud Response Architecture Platform Elasticity Revitalization Services (SCRAPERS)

[c-img src=”http://cdn.asherbond.com/public-domain/service-orientation-modeling-framework-by-angela-martin-mas-o-menos-by-asher-bond-wiki-commons.jpg” alt=”service-oriented modeling practices aren’t being practiced?” /] Just when you thought your app was in “the cloud” … someone showed you that you’re still on a VPS. Everything’s in the box…. DBMS, some scripting framework your web guy

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sizeup.sh for cleaning house… I mean cloud.

In a previous post, I described an experimental method of mounting S3 as a virtual file system within a cloud instance. I’m still in the process of doing spring cleaning… although fall is basically here… but anyway cleanliness is generally

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Experimenting with Backups: From EC2 (or any networked unix box) to S3

If you’re wondering if there’s a difference between backups in the Service-oriented Cloud and backups that the rest of the world is familiar with… well… there are 5 key differences mostly stemming from the fact that cloud backups are service-based

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Mount an Amazon S3 bit bucket as a drive in unix using FUSE

You can put this in your startup scripts, but I just run mine when I want to upload files to S3 for content distribution or for backup. A couple of my backup scripts invoke this script, then umount fuse when

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Coming Soon: MaxCDN integration extensions for Magento.

MaxCDN is a commercial Content Delivery Network (a.k.a Content Distribution Network) used by highly trafficked web sites including @Mashable. It costs roughly $40 per month to host one Terabyte of data (that comes out to 1000 gigabytes if you’re a

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Automatic Cloud Backups: How to copy your Amazon EC2 instance snapshots into S3 bit buckets.

Now with cloud computing you can delete entire computers with a touch of a button! So what if it happens by accident? No problem, you have a backup… right? Here is a script you may find useful for when you

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