Infrastructure

AWS Tag Retrieval from Within an EC2 Instance

In this post we explain in detail how you can retrieve tag values from inside an EC2 instance, allowing metadata based control of internal instance configuration.

IaaS Cloud: Amazon AWS vs Rackspace

Priocept has recently been working side-by-side with two alternative cloud computing service providers: Rackspace and Amazon AWS. This gave us a great opportunity to compare the details of both providers. On both projects the software platform was based around Magnolia, a Java based CMS.

An Introduction to CloudFlare

Priocept has recently been implementing and evaluating CloudFlare, a CDN service. We thought we would write up our findings for the benefit of other prospective CloudFlare users.

Enterprise WCM: Bi-directional Content Migration

Enterprise content-managed websites need bi-directional content transfers on a regular basis. Here we explain why, and how to achieve this, a task which involves content editors, IT operations, and software development teams.