Create a Virtual Tape Library Using the AWS Storage Gateway

This looks interesting ...     Shared via feedly // published on Amazon Web Services Blog // visit site Create a Virtual Tape Library Using the AWS Storage Gateway The AWS Storage Gateway connects an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage to integrate your on-premises IT environment with the AWS storage infrastructure. Once installed and configured, each Gateway presents itself as one or more iSCSI storage volumes. Each volume can be configured to be Gateway-Cached...

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Whip Up Awesome w/the Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook [feedly]

This is great book. Not quite finished it yet but it's the first tech book I've purchased in a long while so that says something. I'm using it to help set up both development and production environments for a new stack and it's answered quite a few questions I've had about chef, vagrant and aws. Recommended. Shared via feedly // published on Opscode Blog // visit site Whip Up Awesome w/the Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook The...

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Achievement Unlocked - Opscode Learn Chef Tutorial Followed

Nothing too fancy here just some basic Ruby, Git, Vagrant and VirtualBox in order to follow some steps on the Opscode Learn Chef site.Next steps are to really get stuck in getting some useful environment setup. All this learning about Chef, Knife, Cookbooks and Recipes and I am now really hungry so time to put it down and I'll continue looking at this new shiny stuff tonight. Especially the Amazon Web Services bits. 

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DevOps side project - chef v puppet + vagrant + aws

So my side project is going to be an abstraction over some DevOps tasks with some opinion and hopefully best practise baked in with web and mobile/tablet clients to centrally manage these tasks, a nice reporting layer with data from various providers for developers and non developers to use. Ambitious I know but if it scratches my itch and helps me with my job then perhaps it will be useful for others.I want to support more...

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Wallet really empty now!

So now I'm all geared up for my multi-platform DevOps application. Apple and Xamarin licenses purchased. Web front end stack sorted sharing an API that I'll use for android and iOS applications.Decided I couldn't afford a Mac license as well. maybe if the apps go from scratching my own itch to helping others I might dip my toe in the water.Right here goes!

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