Backup to AWS S3 Calculator

By Nate Reynolds Today we launched our public beta of the Backup to Cloud with AWS estimation tool. With all of the S3 calculators available on the Internet, we’ve been unable to find any that account for the accumulation of data by course of normal backup and retention routines. To that end we leveraged our enterprise storage team to develop a calculator that takes into account data retention frequency of backup and long-term archival using S3’s platform storage tools. We’re hoping that our backup to cloud estimation tool will help you derive the ultimate cost of ...read … [Read more...]

Clearpath Announces New Managed Service DXconnect

By Nate Reynolds Today I am pleased to announce the availability of Clearpath DXconnect. DXconnect is a managed networking service, which can connect your datacenter or MPLS network to Amazon Web Services VPC. Like the AWS direct connect service, DXconnect allows your company to connect directly to Amazon Web services without traversing a VPN or standard Internet connection. The benefits of DXconnect include: Access to AWS VPC without traversal of the internet or VPNs You can store data in S3 & Glacier without making it publicly available/accessible Elimination of the setup … [Read more...]

Installing WordPress on AWS

Now that we have our AWS infrastructure configured to support a sample WordPress workload (see Part 1 and Part 2 of this series) we can get into installing and configuring WordPress, AWS ElastiCache, and S3 / Glacier backups. Setup NFS Server for WordPress Media Library Our WordPress EC2 instances will be transient – we’ll be using AWS Auto Scaling to spin up and down web server instances as needed.  In a single server setup, WordPress expects a local (ext4) directory (/wp-content) within the web server root directory for storing WordPress content (themes, plugins, media library, images).  … [Read more...]