Gone in 60 Seconds – Cloud Load Balancing Timeouts

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

Using Amazon SES for .Net Application Mail Delivery

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

Amazon AWS Elastic Load Balancers and MSBuild – BFF

Our jobs take us to some interesting places sometimes - me, well, recently I've spent a fair amount of time stuck in the land of Amazon's cloud offering AWS. Right now I'm working on a release process based around MSBuild that can deploy to a farm of web servers at AWS.  As with any large … Continue reading Amazon AWS Elastic Load Balancers and MSBuild – BFF