Every search engine (like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc) ranks websites by “crawling” them, which means that they look through all the information on web pages for keywords and other relevant information. Then, they run that information through their algorithms, which rank each site, so the best theoretical search results come first. The higher your site… Read More

We have prepared a pair of new AWS Quick Start Reference Deployments for you! As is the case with all AWS Quick Starts, they help you to deploy fully functional enterprise software the AWS cloud in no time flat! Each of the reference deployments includes a AWS CloudFormation template that follows best AWS practices for… Read More

My colleague Peter Moon sent the guest post below to introduce the newest version of the AWS SDK for Python also known as Boto. — Jeff; Originally started as a Python client for Amazon S3 by Mitch Garnaat in 2006, Boto has been the primary tool for working with Amazon Web Services for many Python… Read More

Reserved Instances have been a part of the AWS pricing model for quite some time. You can reserve an instance and receive a significant discount, along with a capacity reservation, when you purchase a Reserved Instance (RI). You don’t need to make any code or administrative changes in order to benefit from Reserved Instances. We’ll… Read More

After reading the Greenpeace, Renewable Energy, and Data Centers blog entry from my colleague James Hamilton a couple of weeks back, I took a look at the Greenpeace report on data center power consumption and noted that it’s pretty unusual for an environmental report to not feature energy conservation as a primary evaluation criteria. It… Read More

I received an interesting tweet last night. Steve Goldsmith of ITOC Australia (an APN Advanced Consulting Partner and recipient of an AWS Customer Obsession award earlier this year) asked me if I had a historical timeline of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance launches: I didn’t have one, but it seemed like a worthwhile thing… Read More

Back in the spring of 2002 I wrote a simple PHP wrapper around the then-new Amazon E-Commerce Service. This little wrapper caught Amazon’s attention and before I knew it I was a member of the Amazon Associates team! Later, when I decided to write a book to show people how to use AWS, PHP was… Read More

AWS OpsWorks gives you an integrated management experience that spans the entire life cycle of your application including resource provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, monitoring, and access control. As I noted in my introductory post (AWS OpsWorks – Flexible Application Management in the Cloud Using Chef), it works with applications of any level of complexity… Read More

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