AWS — Difference between EBS and Instance Store

EBS (Elastic Block Store) vs Instance Store in AWS TL;DR EBS volume is network attached drive which results in slow performance but data is persistent meaning even if you reboot the instance data will be there. Instance store instance store provides temporary block-level storage for your instance. This storage is located on disks that are physically attached to the host computer. EC2 Storage […]

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AWS — Difference between SQS and SWF

SQS (Simple Queue Service) vs SWF (Simple Workflow Service) in AWS TL;DR: SQS is a service that allows you to queue messages giving you the ability to de-couple your environment. SQS will store and hold these messages in a highly scalable environment to be processed by another service or application as required. SWF is a different service altogether, it’s used to help […]

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Google Cloud Platform: Creating a Virtual Machine

1. Overview Google Compute Engine lets you create and run virtual machines on Google infrastructure. Compute Engine offers scale, performance, and value that allows you to easily launch large compute clusters on Google’s infrastructure. There are no upfront investments and you can run thousands of virtual CPUs on a system that has been designed to be fast, and to offer strong […]

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How to connect to Microsoft Azure using Powershell

Install the following components on your system to connect to your Microsoft Azure subscription using PowerShell: Microsoft Online Service Sign-in Assistant for IT Professionals RTW Select the appropriate version of your OS Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell (64-bit version) The 32-bit version is discontinued by October 20, 2014. You must be a tenant administrator (i.e. company administrator, global administrator) […]

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Amazon Web Services – Basic Architecture

This is the basic structure of AWS EC2, where EC2 stands for Elastic Compute Cloud. EC2 allow users to use virtual machines of different configurations as per their requirement. It allows various configuration options, mapping of individual server, various pricing options, etc. We will discuss these in detail in AWS Products section. Following is the diagrammatic representation of the architecture. Note − In the […]

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