I’ve been a bit obsessed with Home automation, Serverless and IoT for a wee while and I find that these are three technologies that complement each other super well. I started my IoT collection about 2 years ago when I asked for Philips Hue lights for Christmas… I got a few confused comments and looks […]
Is there more to Amazon IoT than IoT?
The initial rant… I think ever since I got into technology in 1992 I have always been looking for the right combination of tools to fulfill a specific requirement. In fact back in 1992 there really weren’t as many libraries, utilities and services out there. The plain fact was that you even had to pay […]
Certified Chef Developer
A little while ago I started tackling the Chef certification exams that have been made available. After completing all five of the AWS Certs (not including betas!) – see below – I wanted a new challenge to work towards. In this post I am going to try and break down my experience of the process […]
ElasticCleaner for AWS Elasticsearch
Overview AWS’ Elasticsearch Service is a managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch in the AWS cloud. Here at Cloudreach, we value the importance of open sourcing so have developed a guide to tackling one of the limitations of AWS Elasticsearch. Why use AWS Elasticsearch? AWS Elasticsearch is a managed […]
AWS KMS Envelope Encryption
Today the Cloudreach blog covers a topic that is hot, hot, hot given the continuing security breaches, challenges and discussions around the globe. Specifically, we’re going to talk about encryption in AWS and how to make AWS Key Management Service (KMS) secure for your needs. The functionality that KMS provides is great, and with a […]
Sceptre: a tool for driving AWS CloudFormation
Sceptre is a tool for driving AWS CloudFormation, which has recently been open-sourced by Cloudreach. The project and source code can be found on GitHub.
Serverless Computing – What is it?
Serverless is a concept in Cloud Computing that has been growing in popularity over the last 12 months. It is very powerful and has a lot of potential. In this post, I hope to help explain what Serverless is, how it can be used and some examples of how it is being used in the […]
Get started with OpsWorks for Chef Automate
In November, AWS hosted its big annual event, re:Invent, where lots of new features were released. The full list of product announcements can be found here. One of them, OpsWorks for Chef Automate, allows you to launch a Chef Automate server fully managed by AWS.
Achieving Premier Status across the Globe
Cloudy AWS Premier Status #1 – Europe and North America! Job. Done. This week Cloudreach was reconfirmed as an AWS Premier Partner in Europe, continuing our status since 2014. More importantly perhaps, Cloudreach have achieved the Premier tier for our North American business independently! To celebrate, I’ve gathered my thoughts and insights in this blog […]