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Consul cluster in AWS with autoscaling, Lambda and lifecycle hooks


Recently I have been playing around with microservices-based applications using the Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS). Amazon ECS is a container manager service that facilitates running a cluster of containers on top of EC2 instances. 2,165 more words


AutoSpotting now handles complex launch configurations when replacing your EC2 instances with cheaper spot ones, and also got open-sourced.

Later Update: The code is now available on Github: https://github.com/cristim/autospotting

Today I finally reached a great milestone: for the first time I was able to get AutoSpotting provide spot instance replacements for AutoScaling groups of on-demand instances having full-blown real-life configurations with things like IAM roles, enhanced monitoring and attached IP addresses. 736 more words


Autoscaling with AWS instances using Ansible-Pull

Ansible has an excellent feature called ansible-pull, which many people don’t know or don’t use. This feature works best for self healing infrastructure, best example is AWS Autoscaling in which new ec2 instance is created from vanilla ami, then pull the code from somewhere (version control system) and configure itself before announcing that it is ready to serve (mean add to the serving ELB). 528 more words

Amazon EC2


Autoscaling is a process of dynamically allocating the resources required by an application to improve performance and meet service level agreements (SLAs).

It’s an automated process that helps us in  managing resources automatically. 262 more words

Automatic replacement of Autoscaling nodes with equivalent spot instances: seeing it in action

Over the last few days since my previous post I’ve got thousands visitors, dozens of comments were posted and a few brave souls were even audacious enough to give it a try. 1,366 more words


My approach at making AWS EC2 ~80% cheaper: Automatic replacement of Autoscaling nodes with equivalent spot instances


The tool was given the name AutoSpotting, was open sourced and is now available on GitHub.

Getting started

Last year, during one of the sessions of the… 1,920 more words

Introducing the ABC's new video transcoding service: Metro

In December last year, the ABC launched a new video encoding system internally called Metro (“Media Transcoder”), which converts various sources of media into a standardised format for… 992 more words