Category Archives: AWS

Abstractions: Running WordPress Multi-Site using AWS, Docker, and BTSync

Heads up: this is not a technical run through, but more of a conceptual overview. Apologies if you came here looking for a how-to. Hopefully we will have just that in the next few months. But enough about the past, … Continue reading

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Stabilizing AWS Costs on UMW Blogs

One of the quiet wins we had in DTLT this semester was moving UMW Blogs to Amazon Web Services. It was essential because this platform was quickly outgrowing the limits of a dedicated server. In fact, if it weren’t for Tim Owens‘s fancy … Continue reading

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Duke’s Website has Gone Docker has gone #Docker! As of today @DukeU‘s main site now hosted entirely in #Docker containers! @DukeOIT @DukeWebServices — Chris Collins (@ChrisInDurham) May 12, 2015 I was excited to see Tony Hirst retweet the news that Duke University’s website is … Continue reading

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Scaling UMW Blogs in the Cloud

UMW Blogs is in it’s eighth year, which is like 56 years old in web time. And like all us aging technologies, middle age can be a bitch when it comes to performance. But thanks to Tim Owens and the magic of load … Continue reading

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S3 Commando (Line)

In my last post I wrote about moving bavatuesdays (and the rest of my personal, server based online life) to Reclaim Hosting. It was long overdue, and it might be appropriate to recognize that my partner in all things Reclaim, … Continue reading

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To the Cloud!

As a number of my recent posts attest, I’m finally spending some time trying to wrap my head around what the computing cloud might mean in terms of edtech infrastructure. A couple of things have converged to make this seem like the … Continue reading

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Terminal Ghost

My exploration of the blogging platform Ghost continues, and this is yet another post in that vein. It might be worth mentioning, however, that my experimentation with Ghost is in service of trying to figure out a cloud-based infrastructure servce … Continue reading

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Welcoming Summer’s Ghost

We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost. –Henry Rollins But until then, Henry, let’s not give up the Ghost just yet 🙂 All the punz!!! In a … Continue reading

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Ghost from the Machine

My last post explored the possibilities a platform like Amazon Web Services (AWS) affords a group like the one I’ve worked at for almost nine years. That post was a bit vague about specifics, so I’m going to narrate the particulars of getting an instance of the … Continue reading

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