Amazon Web Services (AWS) makes it very easy to expand EBS volumes. You just right-click on the volume, select modify, and enter the new, larger volume size. Done. To shrink Amazon EBS volumes, however, is a whole different matter – there is no way to do this directly using the AWS console. In this article, I describe a roundabout technique that I have often used to save some bucks in scenarios where I mistakenly over-allocated Amazon EBS when setting up EC2.
AWS, Azure, Cloud
I love cloud stuff. This section of my website chronicles my work that is directly (or not so directly) related to cloud computing. These are some of the fun cloud stuff I have had time to write about (or that I consider sufficiently relevant to post). Here you will find AWS, Azure, and non-vendor specific cloud computing articles as well as some more traditional server work that I dabble into.
For quite some time now, PowerShell has been cross-platform. This means you can now use it on Mac OS and on the many different flavors/distributions of Linux. Here’s how to install PowerShell Core followed by Azure PowerShell on your Ubuntu machine.
This guide will show you how to programmatically perform common service management tasks from PHP. It focuses on the ServiceManagementRestProxy class in the official Microsoft Azure SDK for PHP.
Cost savings in the cloud are extremely important for small-sized technology businesses. In this article, I share some insights on saving costs while working with Amazon Route 53. I also discuss how to prevent DNS issues when recreating hosted zones.
While some registrars (like Amazon Route 53) put a price on DNS queries, Cloudflare offers 100% free DNS as part of their (also free) CDN service. But what if you just want the free DNS and nothing more? It’s easy. The steps are shown in this article.
My previous four-part series described how to set up a SharePoint development farm. Now, what if we want to take things a step further and configure our SharePoint farm to allow sending of outgoing emails? This article discusses everything you need to do to make this possible – from installing and configuring the SMTP service, to defining outgoing email settings in SharePoint Central Administration. I provide code examples as well.