Category: Automation

We are delighted to announce that you can now configure your AWS EC2 Auto Scaling Groups to operate on your chosen schedule using the CloudRanger platform. Previously, this functionality was only available through the AWS Application Programming Interface (API)Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS CloudFormation.

AWS EC2 Auto Scaling based on a schedule allows you to scale your application in response to predictable load changes. For example, if the traffic to your web application consistently increases on Wednesday, remains high on Thursday, and starts to decrease on Friday, you can use scheduled Auto Scaling to automatically increase capacity to match the predictable traffic patterns of your web application.

AWS EC2 Auto Scaling allows you to automatically scale your EC2 resources based on demand within certain parameters. CloudRanger Auto Scaling schedules allow you to adjust these parameters, in a fully automated way. The minimum, maximum and desired values of an Auto Scaling Group (ASG) are the boundaries to which your scaling is confined. We allow you to dynamically adjust these limits and in case of emergency, to perform a one-off adjustment to your ASG.

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We are delighted to release the CloudRanger Public REST API that customers and partners can use to integrate the CloudRanger platform with third-party applications and systems. Customers and managed service providers (MSPs) can use the CloudRanger API to manage customized backup policies and schedule server resources on AWS cloud.

Access to the CloudRanger Public REST API is controlled by your API key generated in the CloudRanger dashboard and token. This will allow you to manage your Amazon EBS, EC2, RDS and Redshift resources and backup policies across multiple AWS regions and accounts with ease.

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Businesses are now using AWS cloud to enable faster disaster recovery of their critical IT applications without incurring the additional costs of on-premise infrastructure. One of the many benefits of AWS cloud is that it supports a number of disaster recovery scenarios from “pilot light”, to “hot standby”. AWS cloud offers a range of cloud-based disaster recovery services that enable the rapid recovery of your IT infrastructure and data. In this article, we will explain what you need to consider when planning your AWS DR strategy, including the frequency of testing, the types of backups you are going to require and explain how CloudRanger can help to improve your AWS DR strategy with automated testing.
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In the following article, we’ll explain why using AWS for DevOps makes sense for most businesses. We’ll also explain how CloudRanger can further simplify the experience of using AWS for DevOps.

At its core, Devops is a software development process that emphasises tight collaboration between product managers, developers, and operations professionals. This strong emphasis on collaboration is intended to better monitor a product’s development and hasten its release. In addition, the DevOps process also relies heavily on automation to further streamline software development and favours Continuous Integration (CI) or Continuous Delivery (CD), which is the frequent deployment of small-scale software updates as opposed to the staggered release of massive overhauls.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is uniquely situated to meet all of these criteria and more. As the world’s largest cloud-computing platform, AWS provides users with a set of flexible tools and services that cater to the needs of DevOps professionals and help simplify the process of developing and releasing new software and applications.

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In theory, Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) has the potential to save your business a significant amount of time and money. But in practice, the complicated AWS interface prevents many would-be users from taking full advantage of the cloud-computing platform. However, thanks to the newest version of the award-winning CloudRanger system and its easy-to-use dashboard, streamlining your business’ AWS backups, disaster recovery and server control has never been easier.

In the following article, we’ll highlight some of the key features found in the newly updated CloudRanger, and explain how they can save your business both time and money on your AWS bill. We’ll also fill you in on how your business can take advantage of a free 14-day trial and experience first-hand how CloudRanger can automate and simplify your routine AWS tasks.

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