Automating Backups using AWS Lambda When thinking about Cloud Services, backup is something normally not taken into consideration because we hear lots of “ephemeral”, “self-healing”, “repositories” words. Sometimes, applications need to be backed up in order to achieve a RTO that suits customer’s business objectives. Automation is key under these concepts, so with this document we want to indicate […]

Install OpenProject with Docker Docker is a way to distribute self-contained applications easily. We provide a Docker image for the Community Edition that you can very easily install and upgrade on your servers. However, contrary to the manual or package-based installation, your machine needs to have the Docker Engine installed first, which usually requires a recent operating system. Please […]

Powering on a virtual machine from the command line when the host cannot be managed using vSphere Client To power on a virtual machine from the command line: List the inventory ID of the virtual machine with the command: vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms |grep <vm name> Note: The first column of the output shows the vmid. Check the power state of the virtual machine with the command: vim-cmd vmsvc/power.getstate <vmid> Power-on the virtual machine with […]

[Tutorial] Deploying Kubernetes to AWS using KOPs This tutorial will show you how to quickly and easily configure and deploy Kubernetes on AWS using a tool called kops. If you’re looking for a managed solution, we suggest using Stackpoint Cloud to do a one-click deployment of Kubernetes to AWS. We also suggest looking at our Kubernetes Cloud Hosting Comparison. Otherwise, let’s get started! Step 1: Prepare […]

Cloud Design Patterns: Prescriptive Architecture Guidance for Cloud Applications MSDN Cloud Design Patterns The patterns & practices team at Microsoft has collected twenty-four design patterns that are relevant when designing the architecture of a cloud application.  Each pattern includes a brief discussion of the benefits, considerations and implementation of each pattern.  The collection of patterns is not meant to be comprehensive and is instead focused […]