AWS User Group #58 – February 1st 2017

AWS User Group #58 – February 1st 2017

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Thank you to everyone who attended our first AWS User Group this year.

Great presentations by Brocade and Chef, slide decks and video presentations are below as well as lots of pictures from the night here.

Make sure you join us next month for presentation from Sophos and CloudHealth. Register here to reserve your spot.

Session 1:

AWS CloudFormation Automation, TrafficScript, and Serverless architecture with Brocade’s vADC

Chris Kawchuck has 20 years experience in the Telecom and Service provider industry. He will be demonstrating how easy it is to spin up a Brocade vADC in AWS; enabling serverless architectures using S3 buckets, and accomplish real-time traffic rewrites to get you out of sticky situations.

Learn about:

  1. Load balancing and scaling options available on AWS
  2. Automating the Brocade vADC spin up using Cloudformation Templates
  3. Enabling use of “Serverless” web pages in AWS 4.Taking care of tricky situations using TrafficScript

Implementing any 3rd party Load Balancer from the Amazon AWS Marketplace can be a daunting task.

Not only does one have to learn the vendor’s specific interface, you also need to perform quite a few administrative tasks to setup front end IPs, back end pools, clustering, and so on.

Brocade has published a CloudFormation Template (CFT) which takes all the hard work out of setting it up and operating. Using DevOps tools and open source scripts, we not only automate the deployment of the Brocade vADC within AWS, but all the configuration you need to administer, cluster, and provision your Load Balancers; including public IPs and your back-end server pools.

Try it, and take advantage of the powerful feature of the Brocade vADC.

Video Presentation:

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View the full slide deck here:

Session 2:

AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

Presented by Matt Ray, Manager and Solutions Architect for APJ for Chef. He currently resides in Sydney, Australia after relocating from Austin, Texas.

He podcasts at and is @mattray on Twitter, IRC, GitHub and too many Slacks.

This session will provide an overview of the Chef Automate solutions and how they come together on AWS.

Ready to give it a try? Get started with this tutorial.

You might also be interested in their white paper, “DevOps and the Cloud: Chef and Amazon Web Services.”

This paper is an introduction to how using DevOps patterns with cloud resources can decrease time to market and reduce costs.

Video Presentation:

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View the full slide deck here: