3 Adjectives to describe deploying applications in the cloud

How would you describe what it is like to develop and deploy applications in the public Cloud? FAST, BREAKABLE and FLEXIBLE. These are all three very different ways to describe what it is like to program and deploy applications in the Public Cloud infrastructure.  However each adjective was chosen for a very specific reason. FAST […]

Finding the hostname for a broken Amazon AWS instance

There have been times while working with hosts in Amazon AWS EC2 that an admin needs to grab the hostname – but for whatever reason all of the normal methods are inaccessible to them.  Maybe the host was lost, maybe it is broken, etc… Open the install log, generally found at “/var/log/install” Search for “Hostname” […]