Category Archives: AWS

On a mission for hyper-growth: Preview one-click deploy and container orchestration

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Faster time-to-market is a sure strategy to grow a business. App deployment automation gets you there. Which is why we’re in the business to automate deployments. Whatever applications power your business — on premises, in public, or hybrid clouds — we help lower virtual infrastructure costs, operational overhead, and create more time for engineers to innovate freely. Read More

What biotech service Cytobank did to save $$$ and boost efficiency

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Today, we are proud to highlight the success story of one of our biotech customers, Cytobank. Cytobank is a cloud biopharma service that supports research labs around the world. We spoke to Robin Lee Powell, Director of IT Operations at Cytobank who shared how they leverage ElasticBox to save on infrastructure costs and increase team efficiency. Read More

Large-scale continuous deployment Jenkins tutorial for hybrid clouds

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Are you at the Jenkins conference this week? We’re excited to be there as a sponsor and meet many of you who work on continuous deployments (CD). Our goal is to help you achieve CD without writing scripts or doing manual grunt work. To that end, we want to showcase full CD automation for your use-cases using Jenkins and ElasticBox. A simple Todo Node.js application tutorial demonstrates the CD automation in this post. Read More

What do “immutable servers” and AWS environments have in common?

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Deploying servers in the cloud is the easy part. The more challenging bit is to update them in a consistent way across all your environments, from QA to staging to production. In this video, I share tips on how to keep your cloud infrastructure layer up to date, specifically in AWS. Read More

AWS GovCloud and ElasticBox: A complementary union

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AWS GovCloud is one of the several popular clouds where ElasticBox orchestrates and automates the lifecycle of applications. AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS Region for US government agencies and businesses to move sensitive workloads primarily because of regulatory and compliance requirements. If you’re curious about the use-cases for AWS GovCloud and the value ElasticBox adds, you’re at the right spot. Read More

The one where all the deployments stall

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In the first episode of the DevOps story, DChip CEO Phoebe gave Chandler an ultimatum to move out of AWS into their datacenter on OpenStack. Does Chandler succeed? Read More

All the storage you need for large-scale deployments

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Large-scale deployments are a pain when you think of the many things that can go wrong. That’s why we’re here to ease the pain with deployment automation. I want to focus this post on block storage specifically for EC2 and on how you can set it up in advance to scale automated deployments. Read More

The one where all hell breaks loose

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Don’t you love a good story? This one is a DevOps story in a fictional enterprise. It’s the kind of story you’ve seen replayed countless times in large organizations. Read More

Announcing Cloud Reports – A Simple and Easy Way to Track and Optimize Your Cloud Spend

Today, ElasticBox announces the launch of Cloud Reports to help companies manage and control their cloud footprint and resulting costs across cloud service providers. This new offering provides IT managers with comprehensive tools they need to understand, track and optimize spend and usage across all their cloud resources on AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Read More

Why Your AWS re:Invent Experience will be Incomplete Without ElasticBox

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The countdown to AWS re:Invent has officially begun! If you’ve heard of it or been to it before, you know it is an exciting time with much-awaited announcements from AWS, great startup showcases, bar crawls, and an expo hall jam-packed with vendors who are creating innovating services on top of AWS. Of all those choices, there is one thing that you absolutely cannot miss. An ElasticBox demo!  Read More