High availability

Free ebook: Building and Deploying Applications on the Cloud

Free ebook: Building and Deploying Applications on the Cloud

DZone published a new guide: Building and Deploying Applications on the Cloud. It contains an article from Michael and me: Building Blocks for Highly Available Systems on AWS. The ebook contains the following articles: Fullstack Engineering in the Age...

High availability is a no-brainer: EC2 auto-recovery

High availability is a no-brainer: EC2 auto-recovery

Werner Vogels (CTO of AWS) is quoted with “Everything fails all the time.”. This does not mean AWS is an unreliable cloud provider. Quite the contrary: AWS plans for failure. All services are highly available or fault tolerant. Some of them by default, ...

WordPress on AWS: you are holding it wrong

WordPress on AWS: you are holding it wrong

WordPress is a very popular blogging software. You can run the PHP application together with a MySQL database on an EC2 instance (virtual machine) easily. But if you are following the official tutorial to setup your blogging environment on AWS you are m...

Prevent outages with redundant EC2 instances

Prevent outages with redundant EC2 instances

Unfortunately, EC2 instances aren’t fault-tolerant. Under your virtual server is a host system. These are a few reasons your virtual server might suffer from a crash caused by the host system: If the host hardware fails, it can no longer host the virtu...

Building blocks for highly available systems

Building blocks for highly available systems

Thanks to the cloud, highly available systems are becoming the new standard. Creating an architecture offering high availability or even fault tolerance is affordable nowadays as you can use ready-to-use building blocks. On top of that, you can operate ...


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