Tag Archives: AWS

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


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

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Large-scale continuous deployment Jenkins tutorial for hybrid clouds


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

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


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

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AWS GovCloud and ElasticBox: A complementary union


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

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The last one that transformed the future

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The headline made her yelp for joy. A year into the future of D-Chip, on a crisp August morning, Phoebe opened the newspaper and swiped to the technology section on her iPad. What she saw was riveting: D-Chip reborn as a star in wearable computing. Read More

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Why infrastructure matters, but also doesn’t


Infrastructure is changing. It’s nearly impossible to design a product or application without carefully planning how it’ll deploy on specific infrastructure. I should know because in running a business that automates application deployments, I deal with infrastructure every day. So here’s my take on how I view infrastructure and its evolving changes. Read More

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The one where all the deployments stall


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

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All the storage you need for large-scale deployments


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

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The one where all hell breaks loose


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

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AWS Auto Scaling and Load Balancing Made Easy


Take advantage of automatically scaling and load balancing instances when you deploy applications using ElasticBox in AWS EC2 or VPCs. Load balancing evenly distributes load to application instances in all availability zones in a region while auto scaling makes sure instances scale up or down depending on the load.  Read More

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