Many of the typical DNS providers offer what we call URL-based redirects. This is something where a 301 HTTP response is applied to the DNS query and an answer of a new DNS name is sent back in order to forward you to the new URL. This is not something that is natively available in
One of the most challenging aspects of the AWS ecosystem is navigating the pricing and sizing options when looking at EC2 instances. Luckily, there is a rather nifty tool out there which has been created by a community member and hosted on GitHub which you can find at http://ec2Instances.info The ec2Instances.info site lets you dig
More and more of the Microsoft ecosystem is making its way into open source platforms. One of the very interesting products coming from the Microsoft camp lately is the PowerShell Core platform which is now ported to run on multiple underlying operating system environments. I covered the process to install the Mac OSX version which
One of the most compelling reasons to run Docker on your local machine is the speed at which you can deploy and build lab environments. As a huge fan of Vagrant, I love the ability to spin up environments such as the sandbox labs I’ve been using for a long time with Vagrant and VirtualBox.
This is one of those posts that has to start with a whole bunch of disclaimers because this is a fun project that I worked on this week, but is NOT an officially supported deployment for Turbonomic. This is done as much as an example of how to run a Terraform deployment using a cloud-init
Over the last few days I’ve seen some chatting on Twitter about personal brand. I was very surprised by how many folks had a rather negative view of what it means to create and be proud of a personal brand. Perhaps my connotation is different than others, but let’s stop for a moment and think