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ENGINEERING BLOG

Jan 20 2015

Deep Dive Into Auto Scaling Lifecycle Hooks

By Vittorio Brooks In July of 2014, without much fanfare, Amazon Web Services released one of its most valuable (and possibly underutilized) updates for its Auto Scaling service: Auto Scaling lifecycle hooks. Auto Scaling lifecycle hooks allow EC2 instances that are part of an Auto Scaling group to pause for a specified amount of time […]

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Jan 09 2015

Using Amazon S3 as a Hosted Yum Repository

By Justin Wendl Amazon S3 has many use cases. As you may already know, one of those uses is hosting static websites. We can use this feature for hosting RPMs in the form of a yum repository, as well. This eliminates the need for having a dedicated server for serving yum requests from the local […]

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