March 2016

Creating Snapshots using the AWS CLI

The AWS Command Line Interface is an interface for managing AWS services. It contains a tool that allows you to control many AWS services from command line, and because it’s a command line – you can automate your tasks with scripts.

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Celebrating 10 Years of AWS with free qwikLABS

It’s hard to believe, but Amazon Web Services yesterday celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the release of its first services. In that 10 years the company has moved from a tiny arm of Amazon to a dominant cloud company that rules the market.

Amazon Web Services launched Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) on March 14th, 2006. Since the release of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), the company has grown to over a million customers. It originally started by being adopted by developers with the company finding a niche in the start-up community. This role saw AWS helping them to innovate quickly by giving them access to services around queuing, object storage and resources. You can learn some fun facts in this infographic, and read retrospective blog posts on the past 10 years from AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr and Amazon CTO, Werner Vogels.

To celebrate turning 10 years old this week, Jeff Barr confirmed that AWS have agreed to make the entire set of qwikLABS online labs and learning quests available to all current and potential AWS customers. This means you can learn, experiment and build with a broad collection of tutorials and sandboxes, available for free until the end of March 2016.

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How to save money with EC2 Scheduling for AWS

Are you having problems running your EC2 instances at certain times of the day when they are not required? Well, there is no need to worry about it anymore. We have the perfect solution for you and your business.

Our EC2 scheduler for Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps save on unnecessary costs that are incurred due to idle instances. Our software has been designed to allow users to schedule turning on/off instances at daily, weekly or monthly intervals based on your requirements. This enables users to run instances during business hours only on your non-production environments. By using our EC2 scheduling software we can help you automate instances regularly, quickly and easily.

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