iHeavy Insights 77 – What Consultants Do

  What Do Consultants Do? Consultants bring a whole host of tools to experiences to bear on solving your business problems.  They can fill a need quickly, look in the right places, reframe the problem, communicate and get teams working together, and bring to light problems on the horizon. And they tell stories of challenges they faced at …

Disaster Recovery Services

Call Us Daily 11-11 EST:  +1-213-537-4465 Planning and implementing a bullet proof disaster recovery strategy forges a a large piece in your business continuity plans.  We can: Review your entire web operations & cloud environment Perform a fire drills to test  backups, scripts, and processes Examine security of operations Provide feedback of current environment Work …

Backup and Recovery in EC2 – 5 Point Checklist

Best practices for backups and disaster recovery aren’t tremendously different in the cloud than from a managed hosting environment.  But they are more crucial since cloud servers are less reliable than physical servers.  Also the security aspect may play a heightened role in the cloud.  Here are some points to keep in mind. Read the …

Deploying MySQL on Amazon EC2 – 8 Best Practices

Also find Sean Hull’s ramblings on twitter @hullsean. There are a lot of considerations for deploying MySQL in the Cloud.  Some concepts and details won’t be obvious to DBAs used to deploying on traditional servers.  Here are eight best practices which will certainly set you off on the right foot. This article is part of …

Managing Security in Amazon Web Services

Security is on everyone’s mind when talking about the cloud.  What are some important considerations? For the web operations team: AWS has no perimeter security, should this be an overriding concern? How do I manage authentication keys? How do I harden my machine images? ** Original article — Intro to EC2 Cloud Deployments ** Amazon’s …