• 10 Ways to Save Costs on AWS

    If your organization runs workloads on Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS is probably a significant part of your IT expenditure. Cutting costs is always a priority, so I put together a list of handy ways you can reduce waste and optimize your usage of AWS to significantly reduce costs.  1. AWS Trusted Advisor AWS Trusted Advisor is a tool that works online to provide you with real-time recommendations. The tool analyzes your AWS environment and then offers best practices you can implement to better utilize your resources. The Advisor offers guidance in five categories, including cost optimization, performance, fault tolerance, service limits, and security. It is up to you whether…

  • 5 Ways EBS Snapshots Can Make Your Life Easier

    Image source Guest Post by Gilad David Maayan Amazon Web Services is the leading cloud provider, offering a range of storage options to meet the complex and evolving needs of an organization. Along with the standard cloud storage option, S3, Amazon also offers EBS, which provides flexible storage for the data contained in applications. With Amazon’s high availability, customizability and variety of integrated cloud services, you can pursue a storage tiering strategy for your data, taking advantage of a key facet of Amazon—EBS snapshots. Read on to learn how snapshots can make your life on the cloud easier. What Is Amazon EBS? Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is a cloud-based…

  • Getting Started with AWS Automation: EBS Snapshots, AWS Lambda and AWS Systems Manager

    Image source: Pixabay Guest Post by Gilad David Maayan Whether you’ve recently adopted cloud-based services or you’ve been using them for a while, you’re likely interested in reducing the amount of manual work that managing a cloud system requires. Luckily, AWS includes a variety of automation tools and integration options that you can put to use to accomplish just that.  We’ll look at three of your options here, one simple to implement and two a bit more challenging, to give you a better idea of how they work and how you can use them to maximum benefit. EBS Snapshots The Automation of EBS snapshots is one of the easiest places…

  • How to setup PHP7.1, Apache 2.2 on Amazon Linux

    OK I had no plan to make this post but recently I spent quite a few time to figure it out so thought to make it as a post for self and others who come across issue to deal with this simply thing otherwise. Alright, let’s proceed! Below is the details of my Amazon Distro: cat /etc/*-release NAME="Amazon Linux AMI" VERSION="2017.09" ID="amzn" ID_LIKE="rhel fedora" VERSION_ID="2017.09" PRETTY_NAME="Amazon Linux AMI 2017.09" ANSI_COLOR="0;33" CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2017.09:ga" HOME_URL="http://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/" Amazon Linux AMI release 2017.09 Repo setting Before we proceed, first make sure that you are downloading stuff from the right repository. Remove all irrelevant repos, specially remi-safe. wget https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el6/latest.rpm sudo yum install latest.rpm sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/webtatic.repo 'set…