Last week I was in SF at the http://10Gen.com/ MongoDB meeting. myCloudWatcher was a Sponsor of the show.
This show was the great way to meet with the over 800 people that attended the gathering and talk to the users and developers of MongoDB. I had a great chat with the developers about a few questions while stuffing Swag Bags. David Mytton gave out USB drives pre-loaded with 1.8 and a few extra PDF files to everyone. Take a peek at the Server Density USB Man: http://blog.boxedice.com/2011/05/30/the-logistics-of-shipping-promo-lego...
Can the cost of AWS Cloud Services get any lower?
I guess the next step is for AWS to pay you to use the EC2 servers!
Yes, you hear me right, AWS has started a FREE level of servers in the Cloud. You can now LAUNCH a server in the AWS Cloud for FREE for one whole year.
Read here: http://aws.amazon.com/free/
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Most of the time when we see a massive failure of a DNS Provider we see posts about how awful things happened. What I am about to say is a very different story.
DNS Made Easy was the target of a massive Denial of Service ( DOS ) Attack.
An attack that would have taken down any service. They did a great job of handling and supporting the users. The service was restored as fast as possible. What a great team. DNS Made Easy did a fantastic job.
New RightScale Striped EBS Volume MySQL V2 Templates
The new mySQL Template that RightScale calls "V2" takes all of the great features of the basic V1 RightScale MySQL EBS server template and provides a disk interface with RAID-0 EBS Stripes.
Let me provide a bit of background for readers that might ask;
Why stripe EBS?
What do you have to gain?
It has been over 2 years now that myCloudWatcher has been looking for a Logo to use for the home site and many other places. Today a client has provided me with a great Logo to use for the myCloudWatcher Project.
Well it may have taken a long time to get to where we are today, but here we are, a real Company.
The need for Managed Cloud Hosting and Watching as a Service (WaaS) has driven myCloudWatcher to be the provider of services for many clients.
For a Database to be High Availability (HA) you have to have a good way to monitor the whole system health. RDS is a bit hands off in that area. With good design a dedicated Database server can be monitored in great detail.
When you run a "Stand Alone" or "Dedicated Server" as a MySql Database Instance you get to see more information about the servers health.
This is what my service http://myCloudWatcher.com/ is all about. I provide WaaS or Watching as a Service.
The AWS service called CloudFront is a great solution for projects that need just a small amount of content. Some of the issues at this point of the Beta Phase is the small number of features this service offers. At this time https: is not offered.
So why use CloudFront and what is it good for?
CloudFront provides service for Static Content to the Web where you have peaks and lows in your needed with a "pay as you go" service.
CloludFront provides international (a very small number of Edges) sites. Better than just one US site for many uses.
CloudFront is very low in cost.
After many years of working on Cloud Computing Projects. I have finally started my own project. The Cloud Watcher project provides Managed Hosting for Cloud Deployment Projects.
So many of my clients have asked me to stick around and watch the servers for them after I finished the New Deployment Process. I enjoy training and Launching new projects. But I find it hard to just walk away and not take care on them after the first "Production Launch" is over.
So myCloudWatcher.com was born. Now I Watch many servers in many Clouds. I get alerts and take some actions for the deployments.