Using OpsWorks? Here’s how you can use Spot Instances to save 50% – 70% on AWS costs

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Here at nClouds, we build cloud infrastructures for various companies. Spot instances is the equivalent of running chaos monkey. Instances can go away anytime. But it helps us to think in terms of automation. And of course, one of the biggest advantage is that you can save lots of money without having to deal with […]

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Test OpsWorks Cookbooks locally using Test Kitchen and Docker

The challenge Testing cookbooks on OpsWorks takes a really long time and the feedback loop is really slow Most of the OpsWorks cookbooks don’t run locally unless OpsWorks agent is running. In this blog post I’ll walk you through how to simulate a OpsWorks environment locally using Test Kitchen and Docker ( boot2docker ). Hopefully, […]

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Deploy from Slack to Jenkins and Opsworks

OpsWorks can manage the life cycle of an application. But most of the time we find it useful to¬†orchestrate OpsWorks deployments through Jenkins events because Jenkins easily integrates with many current workflows for most of the clients. Let’s talk about some of the challenges this workflow addresses and some steps use to implement deployment thru […]

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