AWS Migration Journey – Part II
Welcome back! In our previous segment, we delved into the daily tasks associated with managing a sizable VPS. If you missed it, catch up here. Before transitioning to AWS, we found ourselves dedicating considerable time and resources to server maintenance – or as we playfully call them, the ‘boxes.’ This included unforeseen incidents like a […]

Welcome back! In our previous segment, we delved into the daily tasks associated with managing a sizable VPS. If you missed it, catch up here.

Before transitioning to AWS, we found ourselves dedicating considerable time and resources to server maintenance – or as we playfully call them, the ‘boxes.’ This included unforeseen incidents like a brand-new intern executing an impromptu power-off maneuver by tripping over the wires. Believe it or not, it happens more often than you’d think.

Jokes aside, the cumulative impact of these minor hiccups adds up when running your own VPS. Achieving the cloud’s efficiency from the comfort of home demands extra attention and time.

Now, let’s turn the spotlight to Jose. Do you miss the good old days? Rumor has it your team has fully embraced an AWS mindset.

“Greetings! Thanks for having me back. Since our last Q&A and article, I’ve noticed a surge in popularity. Teams and clients are seeking our expertise to bid farewell to the outdated structures.”

Jose chimes in,

Spot on! The primary challenge in our DevOps Team lies in the day-to-day grind necessary to accomplish what “the cloud” effortlessly achieves with a click. It stings, but it’s the harsh reality.

“Ouch, Jose! Brutal honesty!” Nevertheless, at the Insanen Network Team, we’re committed to progress and adopting technologies that save time and money for our clients. Don’t worry; we’re not bidding farewell to our VPS; in fact, we’ve invested in new hardware for gaming servers in the Americas (a topic for another day).

Returning to our front end for ACME123 and other e-commerce platforms, we’ve strategically placed EC2 instances in each available zone. Over the initial months, we’re closely monitoring the impact on usability and incoming traffic. If one location suffices, great! Otherwise, enter the Elastic Load Balancer.

“Absolutely! The way we’ve configured our panels enables seamless transitions between instances in no time.”

Jose, did I hit the nail on the head so far?