Oct 31 2014

CloudFormation Zen: Nested Stacks

Derek DeJonghe

Nested stacks are a great way to organize your CloudFormation. However, in order to reduce stress, lower cloud costs and improve time to market, you must modularize your templates. Nesting highlights the importance and agility of modularized templates. Imagine having a nested stack that referenced the same template for three separate stack resource …

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Oct 14 2014

AWS CloudFormation: Quick Tips

Justin Wendl

If you’re building infrastructure on Amazon Web Services, it is worthwhile to take advantage of the benefits of using AWS CloudFormation and utilizing version control to keep track of infrastructure. AWS CloudFormation is a JSON-templated document that allows you to define the resources you intend to create within Amazon Web Services, thereby …

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Oct 7 2014

Lessons in Elasticsearch

Ryan T.

Elasticsearch and EC2 are well suited for each other in production deployments. However, there are a couple of considerations to heed when setting up your Elasticsearch cluster. Below are three high-level lessons that our team learned deploying Elasticsearch to Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud. If you have a basic understanding of Elasticsearch the …

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