Web Cornerstone – iHeavy Insights Newsletter 80

I’ve recently been doing a lot of Search Engine Optimization for my corporate website.  This makes your site more visible and keyword rich for the search engines, helping your customers more easily find you. In that process it quickly becomes clear how important the website is to your business.  On the internet it is surely …

iHeavy Insights 79 – Plumbing the Interwebs

I meet new people all the time.  It’s a way of life in New York.  One of the first questions new people ask each other is “What do you do?”.  It begins to sound like a cliche after a while, but it can also provide endless fascinating discussions as there are so many people with …

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 …

Introduction to EC2 Cloud Deployments

Cloud Computing holds a lot of promise, but there are also a lot of speed bumps in the road along the way. In this six part series we’re going to cover a lot of ground.  We don’t intend this series to be an overly technical nuts and bolts howto.  Rather we will discuss high level …