Personal Website Hosting - a full circle journey?

Over the last 20 years I've had numerous personal websites running many different platforms. What interests me about it is how those platform have gone through a transition of becoming more complex and then seeimingly going full circle back to simplicity.

The tale goes a little like this...

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The Cloud is NOT the new normal - post #awsreinvent thoughts

So last week I had the pleasure of attending my second AWS re:Invent in sunny Las Vegas. Keynotes were listened too, breakout sessions were attended, and drinking and gambling occured.

One thing that stuck with me from the keynote by Amazon CTO, Werner Vogels (day 2) was the bold ...

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EBS - or why you may be wasting money on Provisioned IOPs

Up until recently, and by virtue of using AWS for quite a while, I would always err on the side of caution when using EBS in production and punt for Provision IOPs (PIOPs) volumes. Obviously choosing the right number of PIOPs is crucial, although in fairness I think it might ...

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Autoscaling with EBS volumes

One of the rather nifty things with AWS is the ability to create autoscaling groups to handle surges in traffic when you're operating at scale. However, you don't have to just use auto-scaling to make the number of instances for an application larger, you can also use it ...

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Dynamic DynamoDB and Puppet

Another little bit from work. I've been working on a project that has chosen to use Amazon's NoSQL solution DynamoDB for a specific use case.

The thing is, whilst DynamoDB provides a nice highly distributed solution, you have to configure it based on what sort throughput you require ...

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A little project I knocked up at work

Over the past year I've been working more and more with Amazon. AWS Services are great, but once you start to have more than one account it can become a real pain. This is because the AWS Console on the web only allows indivdual login sessions to one account ...

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