It's easy enough to create an auto-scaling group in AWS, but how exactly does AWS know when a workload needs to be scaled? As Brien demonstrates, the entire process is based on alarms.
One of the challenges of operating a workload at scale is ensuring that it uses the right number of instances. Fortunately, AWS has an auto scaler that can automatically run a workload on the optimal number of instances. Here's how to set it up.
In the world of physical servers, it's rare for a server to have only a single hard drive -- and yet, default AWS instances usually only contain a single virtual hard disk. Fortunately, there is a way to attach additional virtual hard disks to an AWS instance.
By default, AWS storage buckets are relatively permissive. While you can exert more control over them by implementing bucket policies, the catch is that AWS doesn't provide a point-and-click process for this.
AWS provides tools that let admins not only track down unexpected costs, but also prevent billing surprises -- like the unexpected charge that Brien found on his credit card recently -- from happening in the first place.
Channel firms are increasingly seeing the benefits of partnering with both Amazon and Microsoft on cloud services, but doing so requires a good deal of training, planning and trust.
One of the primary storage structures in Amazon S3 is the bucket. When it comes to creating one, there are two important things to know.
Making on-premises Active Directory available to resources in the AWS cloud involves using the AD Connector option and a gateway VPN connection.
Rather than manually provision an Active Directory environment, you can use AWS' automated setup process.
One of the most effective ways to prevent sprawl is to keep track of who created each VM, when and why. In AWS, you can apply this information to each VM instance using tags.
The method for installing and preparing AWS CLI varies from one operating system to another. Here's how to deploy it for Windows.
Don't be fooled. While it sounds rudimentary, the process of deploying an Amazon EC2 virtual machine can be disorienting if you're coming from a native Windows Server environment.
While automatic status checks are default in AWS, the actions to take in response to failed status checks are not. Fix this problem by creating a "status check alarm."
Workload scaling and load balancing are core functions of Amazon's flagship cloud service. Brien walks you through the process of creating and configuring a load balancer in AWS.
Nowadays, cloud computing is as mainstream as a technology can get, but Aaron wonders how much of that is due to marketers dumbing down the concept of "the cloud."
Providers like AWS are working with industries that juggle large amounts of sensitive and complex data to make administrators' lives a little easier.
AWS may be the leader in the cloud market, but organizations should understand the overall competitive landscape and how it affects their cloud use.
On using Amazon S3 to wrangle complex and constantly changing datasets.
Just like with your credit card issuer, there can be "hidden" fees with AWS that you don't know about until you get the bill.
Establishing a Business Associate Agreement with AWS can be a months-long ordeal that requires organizations to take every aspect of their IT environments into consideration. Here are some suggestions to streamline the process.