Avoid Vendor Lock-in. Three words. I wonder how many hours (days, weeks, months?) have been lost to designing and building software solutions and systems to the lowest common denominator simply to avoid the perceived risk of betting on the wrong platform? While risk mitigation and extensibility should form a part of any design, I've believed … Continue reading How to port AWS Serverless solutions to Microsoft Azure
Azure Availability Zones (AZs) are gradually rolling out around the globe, and a common question I see is what is the difference between the existing Azure Availability Set construct and the new Availability Zone construct? Can they co-exist, does one replace the other... there are lots of questions! In this post I'm going to explore … Continue reading Understanding Azure Availability Sets and Availability Zones
Today we're going to look at how you can migrate a static website hosted in AWS S3 to Azure's Storage Static Websites. Before we get going there are a few things to be aware of: The Azure Static Websites feature doesn't currently support naked (or apex) domains (using a website without 'www' for example). This … Continue reading Migrate a static website from AWS to Azure
Kloud receives a lot of communications in relation to the work we do and the content we publish on our blog. My colleague Hugh Badini recently published a blog about Azure deployment models from which we received the following legitimate follow up question…
So, Murali, thanks for letting us know you’d like to know more about this… consider this blog a starting point :).
this topic (inter-cloud migrations), as you might guess, isn’t easily captured in a single blog post, nor, realistically in a series, so what I’m going to do here is provide some basics to consider. I may not answer your specific scenario but hopefully provide some guidance on approach.
Every cloud has a silver lining
The good news is that if you’re already operating in a cloud…
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Go to the cloud because it has an ability to scale elastically. You've read that bit before right? Certainly if you've been involved in anything remotely cloud related in the last few years you will most certainly have come across the concept of on-demand or elastic scaling. Azure has it, AWS has it, OpenStack has it. It's one … Continue reading The False Promise of Cloud Auto-scale
Unsurprisingly I think the way Cloud Computing is transforming the IT industry is also leading to easier ways to learn and develop skills about the Cloud. In this post I'm going to give a run down on what I think some of the best ways are to start dipping your toe into this space if … Continue reading Quick Links To Help You Learn About Developing For The Cloud
One of the powerful features of AWS is the ability to snapshot any EBS volume you have operating. The challenge when utilising Windows 2008 R2 is that NTFS doesn't support point-in-time snapshotting which can result in an inconsistent EBS snapshot. You can still create a snapshot but it may be that one or more file … Continue reading Clean Backups Using Windows Server Backup and EBS Snapshots
Update: July 2014: AWS announced that customers can now manage ELB timeouts. Read more here: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/elb-idle-timeout-control/ After what seems like ages we finally managed to get to the bottom of the weird issues we were having with a load balanced instance of Umbraco hosted at Amazon Web Services. Despite having followed Umbraco's load balancing guide and … Continue reading Gone in 60 Seconds – Cloud Load Balancing Timeouts
This week on April 3 we were lucky enough to have the AWS Lean Cloud bandwagon roll into town in Sydney. We're a heavy user and believer in Cloud (from any vendor) at TheFARM so our tech team physically went along to the event (yeah, I know, old hat right - should have watched it … Continue reading Bouquets and Brickbats for Amazon’s AWS
Until March 2012 Amazon's Simple Email Service (SES) had limited support for mail being sent via existing .Net code and the IIS SMTP virtual server. Some recent changes mean this is now possible so in this post I'll quickly cover how you can configure your existing apps to utilise SES. If you don't understand why … Continue reading Using Amazon SES for .Net Application Mail Delivery