Productivity comes down to the tools you have and how you use them. These are the tools I use on a regular basis.
Simplify your SSH commands with SSH configuration files
Using Packer, systemd and deployment script to build a Rails application into an AMI and launch it into production as a Spot Instance - saving up to 90% of the on-demand price
Explore how to use Application Load Balancers and Target Groups to build core infrastructure for deploying immutable web applications.
Building and configuring an immutable server image from the ground up using SaltStack and Packer
My plan to save up to 90% on EC2 on-demand pricing by migrating my projects to spot instances which can be terminated with two-minutes notice.
In my first Sheffield DevOps talk I discussed what I've learnt about building Immutable Servers and setting up my projects to run on EC2 Spot Instances.
I've set myself the challenge to migrate all of my projects to run on EC2 Spot Instances which can be terminated with 2 minutes notice.
Using AWS CloudFront and AWS Lambda@Edge to set response headers at the edge of the AWS CloudFront distribution network.