AWS DMS Now Migrates MongoDB to DynamoDB

Amazon Web Services ever popular Database Migration Service has received an update recently to support NoSQL Databases. By adding MongoDB as a source to DMS brings the 8th Source DB that can be migrated to DynamoDB. The List includes MongoDB, Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, Microsoft SQL, and SAP ASE. Check out the AWS Doc’s page […]

re:Invent 2016 Recap

Amazon’s Web Services held their fifth re:Invent conference in 2016. Though I’ve been working with AWS since 2009, this was my first time at this conference. It has grown tremendously over the years and now spans two venues on the Las Vegas the strip. While there was no official report of attendance, rumors have it […]

VMWare 6.5 Lab Upgrade

I decided to upgrade my home lab. My home lab is based on Virten excellent write up on using Intel NUC’s 5th generation series in a Lab scenario. I have 2 of the NUC5i5MYHE configured with 1 – 64GB M.2 SSD, 1 – 16GB PCI SSD, 2 – 8GB DDR3L RAM modules using the single 1GB NIC which I have […]

Windows Server 2016 now available on AWS

Earlier this month Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016, and on October 19th Amazon Web Services announced support for the new operating system with several new AMI’s.  According to an announcement by Amazon on their What’s New site, Windows 2016 on AWS will support Windows new containers as well as Docker. Amazon […]

Three AWS Service Catalog Use Cases: Migration, Replication & Experimentation

Self-service IT is an important goal for many of our clients. They are looking for ways to increase their repeatability and speed the rate at which internal customers are serviced. Service Catalog effectively addresses each of these goals by providing automated infrastructure provisioning through easy buttons. Ops teams create these buttons and make them available […]