links for 2011-05-25

  • Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. It is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating human readable names like http://www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like 192.0.2.1 that computers use to connect to each other. Route 53 effectively connects user requests to infrastructure running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) – such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, or an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket – and can also be used to route users to infrastructure outside of AWS.
    (tags: aws dns)
  • Here at Opscode we have the stated goal of creating "Infrastructure Automation for the Masses". We won't rest until Chef manages EVERYTHING! And everything includes a whole lot more than Linux servers – it also includes our brethren on the Windows platform. To that end, I wanted to give everyone a quick update on some killer new features we've added to Chef for managing Windows and mixed *nix/Windows environments. We'll be covering:

    Windows platform support in core Chef/Ohai Libraries
    The knife-windows plugin for Chef's CLI tool Knife which adds new subcommands for:
    invoking remote commands via WinRM
    bootstrapping Windows nodes via WinRM and SSH
    The new PowerShell cookbook Opscode recently contributed to the community

  • (tags: petrolhead)
  • Let’s get things started with a coarse-grained overview of the physical makeup of the Evernote service. I won’t go into a lot of detail on each component here; we’ll aim to talk about the interesting bits in separate posts later.
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