Category Archives: Technology

NetApp at a Crossroads

NetApp at a Crossroads

It is a pretty fair assumption that the Netapp company that you’re currently familiar with will be a much different company within the next five years. I say this because there isn’t much of a choice for anything else. Where is Netapp? When I say Netapp, my guess is the first thing that you think… Continue Reading

Orchestrating Containers with Nirmata

Orchestrating Containers with Nirmata

I had high expectations for the sessions being presented during Cloud Field Day 2 hosted by GestaltIT in Silicon Valley during the week of June 26th-28th. The first of the sessions presented was from a company that I hadn’t heard of before called Nirmata. I had no idea what the company did, but after the… Continue Reading

Patch Compliance with EC2 Systems Manager

Patch Compliance with EC2 Systems Manager

Deploying security patches to servers is almost as much fun as managing backup jobs. But everyone has to do it, including companies that have moved their infrastructure to AWS. As we’ve learned with previous posts, Amazon EC2 Systems Manager allows us to use some native AWS tools for management of our EC2 instances, and patch… Continue Reading

Run Commands through EC2 Systems Manager

Run Commands through EC2 Systems Manager

In a previous post we covered the different capabilities and basic setup of EC2 Systems Manager, including the IAM roles that needed to be created and the installation of the SSM Agent. In this post we’ll focus on running some commands through the EC2 Systems Manager Console. We’ve already got an Amazon Linux instance deployed… Continue Reading

Amazon EC2 Systems Manager Services

Amazon EC2 Systems Manager Services

We love Amazon EC2 instances because of how easy they are to deploy and we have a huge catalog of templates (AMIs) to choose from which really speeds up our provisioning. But once those instances are up and running it would be really nice to have some methods of managing those instances. Luckily, Amazon has… Continue Reading

Setup Amazon Storage Gateway

Setup Amazon Storage Gateway

Amazon’s S3 is a cost effective way to store file but many organizations are used to mapping NFS shares to machines for file storage purposes. Amazon Storage Gateways are a good way to cache or store files on an NFS mount and then back them up to an S3 bucket. This post goes through the… Continue Reading