Using Scalr to Manage Amazon Web Services

I have been using Amazon Web Services for some time now and decided to use the Open Source Scalr Project to manage my farms on AWS.  After overcoming many hurtles to getting Scalr running successfully I have been using it to manage my farms for about a month.  Compared to the initial outlay required my […]

AWS Console Beta

I have been playing around with the AWS Console recently released.  It is a good start to a nice AWS provided interface for controlling EC2.  It seems to only make sense that they provide a console instead of forcing people to look elsewhere such as RightScale or Scalr.  For that matter I am not sure […]

Scalr – A RightScale Alternative for Cheap!?

I came across Scalr by accident when I was browsing projects in Google Code.  It appears as though Scalr has become a pay service to manage your AWS instances along similar lines to RightScale.  But the main difference is that Scalr charges a scant $50 a month.  From the Scalr Google Code page: Scalr is […]

Using OpenVPN to Manage Multisourced Infrastructure

Saw this article when looking for information on using OpenVPN with Amazon Web Services.  It is not exactly what I am looking to do with my latest project.  But it is some good helpful information for those with existing infrastructure looking to use AWS.  There is also VPN-Cubed which is another option if looking for […]

Managing EC2 Configurations Using SVN

I am a big fan of using Subversion for things other than just versioning code.  In the past I have used SVN to manage configuration files across many servers.  Making it easy to deploy and (if needed) roll back changes.  It is also a big help on development servers for PHP developers to commit changes […]