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There's no company that compares in cloud computing. Not even close
You're not fooling anyone here with that. Cloud computing is not rocket science. You should mean Amazon is the easiest cloud for dummies in the datacenter.
Any experience with extending VPN to AWS EC2? I'm interested in using cloud services for DR or hosting warm spares but I haven't had time to look into how we would put these into our VPN. I'd like to sort this out for AWS or VMWare vCloud Air. Anyone been there, done that?
Never took these, I was self-taught, but they have a bunch of free stuff now:
Things I'd be conscious of:
a) AWS is ridiculously convenient, but remember that public cloud is all virtualized/commodity and you cannot maintain the same mindset as you do in your own datacenter. Assume any server can and will go down with little notice and plan accordingly.
b) Learn the difference between EBS and ephemeral storage, learn it well. Almost every AWS noob drops a bunch of data in ephemeral storage, reboots, then finds out all their shit is gone.
c) Pay close attention to expected service levels for each instance type. Remember always that unless you pay for nosebleed tiers, you are sharing with lots of other users and your performance can suffer accordingly. Some dudes cpu or iops usage spikes? Your performance may crater. Monitor and plan accordingly.
AWS is amazeballs but takes a different mindset to run on. Most people take a while to understand this esp. when they dive in with a ton of stuff immediately. I'd go slow before going to production.
For those that are bored and want to read about what we are doing at Riot re: all this nonsense:
Well-written community analysis:
What a self-important cockbag.
Sol I mean this in the nicest way, but the ppl you work with are fucking retarded and you putting up with this shit is enabling them. Basically going back to my first observations that this situation is ridiculous