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8 Questions to ask an AWS Expert
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If you're headhunting a cloud computing expert, specifically someone who knows Amazon Web Services (AWS) and EC2, you'll want to have a battery of questions to ask them to assess their knowledge.  As with any technical interview focus on concepts and big picture.  As the 37Signals folks like to say "hire for attitude, train for skill".  Absolutely!

1. Explain Elastic Block Storage?  What type of performance can you expect?  How do you back it up?  How do you improve performance?

EBS is a virtualized SAN or storage area network.  That means it is RAID storage to start with so it's redundant and fault tolerant.  If disks die in that RAID you don't lose data.  Great!  It is also virtualized, so you can provision and allocate storage, and attach it to your server with various API

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5 Ways to Avoid EC2 Outages
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1. Backup outside of the Cloud

Some of the high profile companies affected by Amazon's April 2011 outage could have recovered had they kept a backup of their entire site outside of the cloud.  With any hosting provider, managed traditional data center or cloud provider, alternate backups are always a good idea.  A MySQL logical backup and/or incremental backup can be copied regularly offsite or to an alternate cloud provider.  That's real insurance!

2. Use alternate regions and availability zones

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MySQL in the Cloud

  • Deploying MySQL in the Cloud
  • Cloud Security considerations for databases
  • Deploying in multiple Availability Zones
  • Deploying in multiple regions
  • Deploying MySQL with multi-az
  • Horizontal scalability in the cloud
  • MySQL spinup scripts
  • Deploying Amazon RDS
  • Evaluating RDS
  • Evaluating MySQL in the cloud
  • EBS Performance considerations
  • Tuning MySQL parameters in the cloud
  • Backup types & options
  • Mitigating against cloud server failure
  • Vertical scalability & MySQL on EC2

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  • Backup & recovery
  • MySQL master master replication
  • MySQL replication & horizontal
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3 Ways to Boost Cloud Scalability
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Deploying in the Amazon cloud is touted as a great way to achieve high scalability while paying only for the computing power you use. How do you get the best scalability from the technology?

1. Use Auto-scaling

Auto-scaling is a unique feature of cloud computing and Amazon's EC2 offering. Setup a load balancer and a couple of webservers for your application as you normally would. Design your webserver based on a template AMI that you'll reuse over and over. Then setup auto-scaling and set thresholds based on the traffic you forecast. When a threshold is passed, AWS will spinup a new instance of your webserver, and roll it into the load balancer pool

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