Simple improvements that have been made to EC2 over time that make managing instances much simpler.

For anyone who is used to managing VMs with a traditional hypervisor like VMWare, the first encounters with the EC2 console seem limiting.  However, new features are making management via the EC2 console a lot more like vSphere client. Changing instance types used to involve taking a snapshot, convert the snapshot to a volume, then … Continue reading Simple improvements that have been made to EC2 over time that make managing instances much simpler.

Understanding Pets vs Cattle

This deck really sums up Pets vs Cattle well... https://www.slideshare.net/randybias/the-history-of-pets-vs-cattle-and-using-it-properly   It's important to note that with distributed applications, the architecture really exists somewhere in the spectrum between pets and cattle....cattle for a web tier, a pet-set for some application function, pet for some administrative function, etc...