Clearpath’s Blog on IT Infrastructure, Hybrid Clouds and IT Security

AWS re:Invent – Summing Up the Big Announcements

Posted by Sean Senior on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Another AWS re:Invent is here and gone. While this year seemed more developer centric than years past, two strong themes emerged from re:Invent 2014. First is a clear focused commitment towards the targeted needs of large enterprises. Second is the drive to foster innovation and build solution stacks that generate revenue from open source technologies.

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Topics: News & Updates, Amazon Web Services, AWS re:Invent

Creating a MySQL Instance Using AWS RDS and Accessing it Using MySQL client

Posted by Sean Senior on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

In this article, I will discuss how to create a MySQL database using AWS RDS. Once we have the instance ready, I will walk you through how you can access and use this created instance using MySQL, our workbench or any MySQL client tool.

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Topics: Amazon Web Services

Getting Started with the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio

Posted by Suhem Parack on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 05:04 PM

In this article, I will take you through the steps of downloading and installing the Amazon Web Services (AWS) toolkit for Microsoft Visual Studio. After installing the toolkit for AWS, I will show a sample operation of creating an AWS RDS instance using the AWS toolkit for Microsoft Visual Studio.

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Topics: Amazon Web Services

Urgent Note for Those that Use Google Authenticator with AWS

Posted by Imran Ahmed on Wed, Sep 04, 2013 @ 08:49 AM

AWS recommends, as a rule, to secure your Amazon Web Services master account using Multi-Factor Authentication or MFA using either a hardware token or software token provided by Google Authenticator.

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Topics: News & Updates, Amazon Web Services

Backup to AWS S3 Calculator

Posted by Nate Reynolds on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 @ 02:22 PM
Today we launched our public beta of the Backup to Cloud with AWS estimation tool.
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Topics: Amazon Web Services

Clearpath Announces New Managed Service DXconnect

Posted by Nate Reynolds on Wed, Aug 07, 2013 @ 01:48 PM
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.
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Topics: Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services

Partnering for Success with AWS

Posted by Nate Reynolds on Mon, Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:12 AM

Many of you know that Clearpath partnered with Amazon Web Services starting in early 2013. We did this because our customers were already using the AWS platform, asking us for integration assistance, and pushing the envelope of hybrid cloud. Prior to our partnership with AWS, Clearpath delivered managed cloud services through our managed services division, Clearpath hosting. Clearpath hosting - a sister company to Clearpath Solutions Group, was founded in 2008 and originally launched as a private cloud computing service provider, with bolt on managed services for clients hosted in our cloud. In June 2013, Clearpath hosting was renamed to Clearpath Cloud Services (CCS), a division of Clearpath. CCS now provides managed services on the Amazon Web Services platform as well as our own private label VMware vCloud environment. We also deliver comprehensive managed services through our Clearpath Select platform – which is run out of CCS.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services

Setting up Read-Only Access to S3 using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Posted by Imran Ahmed on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 01:52 PM

A common problem with a very simple solution. Let’s say that you have an IAM user that you’ve created, and you want to provide that user read-only access to an S3 bucket. An example of this that may be common is for those vendors, such as Newvem, that request programmatic access to your billing data.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services

Setting up Multi-Factor Authentication with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Posted by Imran Ahmed on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Introduction

Amazon Web Services provides a very robust permissions and policy management system through IAM, or Identity and Access Management. One step further that a corporate administrator can go to help protect some of their most restricted accounts.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services

Getting Started with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Part 4

Posted by Josh Townsend on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 @ 01:17 PM

Configuring AWS Auto Scaling for WordPress

In previous posts, we covered the basics of Amazon Web Services, Preparing AWS Services to support our sample WordPress workload, and Installing WordPress in AWS with ElastiCache and S3/Glacier backups.  In this post we’ll look at how to configure an AWS Auto Scaling group of WordPress servers that respond dynamically to the load placed on them by creating new EC2 instances on demand, or spinning down unnecessary instances during low demand to save on operational expenses.  Auto Scaling uses AWS Cloud Watch to monitor AWS components and responds to alarm metrics (CPU utilization, number of connections, etc.).
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Topics: Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services

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