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Introduction to AWS CloudFront

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AWS CloudFront

AWS CloudFront is a web service that accelerates the delivery of your static and dynamic web content such as .js, .css, .html, and image files, and also audio, video, media files, to your users. It distributes your content by using a global network of data hubs called edge locations.

Overview

A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a globally distributed network of caching servers that speed up the downloading of web pages and other content. CloudFront uses DNS (Domain Name System) geo-location to determine the geographic location of each request for web pages. Then […]

Introduction to Salesforce Chatter

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Salesforce Chatter

Salesforce Chatter is the world’s topmost enterprise social network. It consists of work or customer-related information. In salesforce chatter, users can follow both people and documents to collaborate on the opportunity, leads, campaigns, projects, and tasks. Users can share information securely within the organization.

Salesforce chatter is similar to Facebook and LinkedIn. Like other social media platforms, users can manage their feeds and notification. They can create private or public groups. Chatter is available on both desktop and mobile.

To enable chatter in the classic, follow these steps:

Setup -> Customize -> chatter -> settings and ‘enable […]

Monitoring Azure (Cloudwatch Equivalent)

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Microsoft Azure – Monitoring

Microsoft Azure provides an overall monitoring solution. Azure Monitoring helps us to track performance, maintain and identify trends. It comes with a GUI tool that is easy and powerful.
It is the platform service that provides a single source for monitoring Azure resources with Azure Monitor, you can visualize, query, route, archive and take action on the metrics and logs coming from resources in Azure. You can also work with this data using the Monitor portal blade, Monitor Powershell, cross-platform CLI, Azure monitor REST APIs.

It not only provides Activity Log and Diagnostic Logs […]

Querying S3 using AWS Athena

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Introduction to Athena

Athena is a serverless and interactive query service that makes it easier to analyze data directly from Amazon S3 using Standard SQL. It is used to query large amounts of data stored in the Amazon S3 bucket it uses Presto as its querying engine. Query results are cached in S3 by default for 45 days. It also stores the metadata of the data stored in S3 in CSV, JSON or any other format. For that, it uses AWS glue catalog metadata (hive metadata store). We pay per query (1Tb scanned = $5 […]

Amazon Auto Scaling

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Auto Scaling Overview

Auto Scaling is an Amazon service that helps the developers to scale the resources automatically across multiple services and optimize the applications. It monitors your resources and automatically adjusts the resources according to the requirement. It maintains the best fit balance between cost and performance. It provides a user interface where user can build the scaling plans for the resource like Amazon ECS tasks (Amazon Elastic Container Service), Amazon DynamoDB tables and indexes, Amazon Aurora Replicas and even Amazon EC2 instances.

You can easily start with Amazon Auto Scaling using Command Line Interface(CLI), SDK […]

Openproject: Some important additional configurations

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1. Database migration from ec2 to RDS

Backup and restore DB

# pg_dump -Fc -v -h [instance endpoint] -U [master_username] [database] > [database].dump

createdb [new database name]

# pg_restore -v -h [instance endpoint] -U [master_username] -d [new database name] [database].dump

In below file changes required with following directives

# vi /etc/openproject/conf.d/00_addon_postgres

export DATABASE_URL=”postgres://:@:5432/”

# openproject restart

2. Set S3 bucket for storage for attachments

# vi /etc/openproject/conf.d/other

Comment the below line

#export ATTACHMENTS_STORAGE_PATH=”/var/db/openproject/files”

And, add the below directives at the end of file

export […]

AWS(Amazon Web Service) Lambda

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Overview of AWS Lambda:

AWS Lambda is a service of the Amazon Web Service which allows the user to execute the code in a serverless manner. A serverless manner means the user can execute the code without having the server or without managing any server. The user doesn’t need to worry about the machine or any other things like the operating system(OS) on the machine, attached security patches, and other necessary components. Users will just run the code with the help of the Lambda service.

Lambda is an automatic version of EC2 that is used to […]

Encrypt EBS Root Volume – AWS

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How we can encrypt EBS root volume in AWS?

I am assuming that you have already launched the predefined Amazon Machine Image template, Now Open the EC2 dashboard and navigate the “Elastic Block Store”. Click on the ‘Volumes’ option.

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You can check in Description section your volume is not encrypted, As shown in the following screenshot(b) under the red marked area. But make sure you selected the right volume for encryption. For the confirmation, you can identify your volume with Volume ID. It should be like “Volume ID – vol-01a1647b2178ec243” which is attached to your EC2 […]

Microsoft Azure: Backup

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Azure Backup

Azure Backup is the Azure-based service you can use to backup and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. Azure Backup replaces your existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive. Many cloud vendors offer some kind of backup service as it is a simple but important use case for every business.

Backing up your data to a cloud service like Microsoft Azure has a few advantages over traditional on-premise backup solutions which include:

1. Capacity
When you taking backing […]

Purpose of “Insuring Agreement” and what is covered in it

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What is an Insuring Agreement?

An insuring agreement is the part of an insurance contract in which the insurance company explains exactly which risks it will give insurance coverage for in exchange for premium payments at a certain amount and interval. The insuring agreement also generally lists the exclusions for insurance coverage so that the policyholder knows the specific extent of their coverage. Insuring agreements are necessary in case a conflict arises over whether or not a specific loss is covered. Both the insurance company and the policyholder should be able to determine from the insuring agreement whether […]

AWS Relational Database System

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Overview:

RDS is a Relational Database Service that helps you to manage your database on the cloud through the desired database engine. The AWS RDS and database administration tasks can be managed easily through simple steps.

Amazon RDS is a fully manageable and scalable cloud service that takes care of all the maintenance, backups, and patching for you. You can take the backup manually or schedule the Amazon RDS for automatic backup. Amazon RDS provides the facility to scale up and scale down the CPU, MEM, and IOPS. If your requirement is high memory, high CPU and low […]

DevOps Ecosystem

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What is DevOps and why it is gaining popularity?

DevOps (Development and Operations) is a culture that promotes collaboration between the development and operations team to increase the organization’s ability to deliver products or applications in an automated and repeatable way. Today an increasing number of organizations are implementing DevOps, fueled by reports of the benefits of DevOps which includes less time consumption to deliver things to market, reduced costs, increased security, and higher quality of products. So, it can be defined as a type of agile relationship between development and IT operations with a basic goal […]

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