Jun 21 2016

Anatomy of a Self-Healing App on AWS

Jamie Begin

One of the great things about the cloud is that it enables you to scale workloads so that you pay only for what you use. But another important benefit that doesn’t get quite the same attention is the cloud’s ability to self-heal. To get the most out of your applications running on AWS, you want […] …

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Jan 20 2015

Deep Dive Into Auto Scaling Lifecycle Hooks

Vito 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 during initialization or [&helli …

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