Creating On-Demand Clusters in EC2 with Puppet

For a recent project I needed to be able to start on-demand clusters of machines in Amazon EC2. We needed each instance in a cluster to allow SSH and sudo access for all team members and to install and configure the software appropriate for that cluster (“database” node or “testclient” node). You can see theContinue reading “Creating On-Demand Clusters in EC2 with Puppet”

Getting Started with Amazon Web Services and Fully Automated Resource Provisioning in 15 Minutes

While waiting for a new project, I wanted to learn something useful. And because on many projects we need to assess and test the performance of the application being developed while only rarely there is enough hardware for generating a realistic load, I decided to learn more about provisioning virtual machines on demand in theContinue reading “Getting Started with Amazon Web Services and Fully Automated Resource Provisioning in 15 Minutes”