Once in a while every team is faced with infrastructure updates and datacenter moves. It shifts focus from solving everyday challenges to dealing with an ongoing series of necessary tweaks that we encounter as we make applications compatible with a new environment.
Building on an excellent 2016, Boyle Software’s cloud services platform HeartyHosting added a slew of terrific new features in 2017. As an AWS partner, we continued to grow our expertise and extend our usage of Amazon’s best-of-breed services, continuously innovating and bringing our clients new levels of efficiency and value. The list of HeartyHosting’s new capabilities, upgrades, and offerings for this past year is impressive:
It’s now easier and cheaper to build pub/sub architectures with AWS.
Even without any specialized expertise, users of the platform can put together highly immersive experiences and environments to be used for any number of ways including education, training, service, marketing – you name it! Continue reading
For any of you Node.js folks out there already using serverless frameworks like ‘The Serverless Framework‘ , you’ll definitely want to checkout the really cool Claudia.js framework…
DynamoDB is a non-blocking asynchronous storage, and it is great. Mostly. However, sometimes you just need to ensure that only one instance of script accesses a certain share of information in your table. In my case it was operation or purgin+rebuilding records, which under race conditions would result in a massive data loss.
So, I decided to build a semaphore. Continue reading
AWS recently announced they will be moving to a per-second billing model for several services, most prominently their EC2 compute and EBS storage services. Previously they used a per-hour billing model, whereby if you launched an instance you were charged for a full hour minimum, even if you shut it down 10 minutes later. The changes will go into effect on October 2nd, and also includes the EMR and Batch services. For now only Linux instances are included.
At the end of July, Google Cloud Platform released a new congestion control algorithm called BBR – short for “Bottleneck Bandwidth and Round-trip propagation time”. According to their announcement, it has already increased throughput on the YouTube network by an average of 4% and up to 14%! Continue reading