The Power of Amazon Lightsail

Todd Horn AWS, Development Technologies, Tutorial 1 Comment

Amazon Lightsail allows a developer to build applications and websites fast, with very little cost, using pre-configured cloud resources on AWS. You can create a website or application in just a few clicks and automatically configure networking, access, and security environments with ease. It will easily scale as needed, or you can migrate your resources to a larger AWS ecosystem, such as Amazon EC2.

Recently, a client wanted to move and update an existing marketing / informational WordPress site from a typical hosting provider to their existing AWS environment. Let’s walk through that process and also explore some of the other options that are available with Amazon Lightsail.

VS Code’s Development Container: A Stepping Stone To IaC

Luke Patterson AWS, Cloud, Development Technologies, DevOps, Tutorial Leave a Comment

In this post, l explain how we used Visual Studio Code’s Development Container feature as a stepping stone in our long-term effort to achieve Collaborative Infrastructure as Code. This one step in the process gave a versioned, repeatable working environment and allowed us time to determine the next steps in the effort to achieve IaC.

Demystifying Enterprise Cloud Modernization

White Paper: Demystifying Enterprise Cloud Modernization

Keyhole Software Architecture, AWS, Azure, Cloud, Keyhole Creations, Modernization Leave a Comment

Many IT budgets are consumed by maintaining existing applications and resources, and getting out from under the weight of these existing applications can be daunting—schedule is king, and making time to address modernization comes at the expense of current business needs. However, as the business world moves into the digital space to prepare to meet the next generation of customers and to compete globally, organizations can’t manage their applications in the same way as they have in the past—they must take them to the next level. 

Cloud technologies provide many of the building blocks to help businesses achieve these goals and prepare themselves for the future. This white paper is a solution-agnostic resource to help you understand enterprise cloud modernization and migration and to help you decide which strategy is right for your business. Are your applications ready for the new tomorrow?

Spring Batch to AWS Cloud: Transferring with Ease

Transferring Spring Batch Apps to AWS Cloud

Rik Scarborough AWS, Cloud, Development Technologies, Spring, Spring Batch, Tutorial 2 Comments

The last few years have seen a lot of movement to bring applications that don’t require manual intervention from the mainframe to Unix, Linux, Windows servers, or even to the desktop. This concept is commonly known as batch programming, and Spring Batch has been the tool many of us are using to accomplish this. Another trend that is gaining steam is to move from an internally-hosted server to a cloud-hosted system.

In this post, we discuss multiple ways for transferring Spring Batch applications up to the AWS Cloud, including EC2, Docker, Lambda, and others. I concentrate on AWS in this post, but, from my experience in Google Cloud, the same ideas will apply…