Devops

Warm up and moving

In the previous articles we created our infrastructure on AWS and configured the services. All this using Ansible and creating an infrastructure as code. In this article we will describe the steps we have followed to migrate our infrastructure to AWS. Warm up The switch off and switch on was done on…

Multiple services on multiple env: how do I find them?

In the previous articles we created our infrastructure on AWS and configured the services. All using Ansible and creating an infrastructure as code. When the number of servers or services grows, keeping track of their names clearly can be complicated. This article describes how to manage your servers automatically using AWS Route53….

Provisioning Playbooks

In the previous article we showed you how we created our infrastructure as code. This article describes how to configure services within our EC2 instances.  Provision Backend Let’s start with a bash script to run the playbooks:

Here is the playbook used to configure backend services:

Let’s focus on php…

Infrastructure scripts

In the previous article we described the reasons that made us change the provider.  In this article we will describe how we built our infrastructure as code. As a first step let’s create a bash script to run the playbook:

With the flexibility of AWS & Ansible we can easily craft an isolated…

Nuvola: a tale of migration to AWS

In this series of articles we will describe our migration experience to AWS. Why a migration? Our old provider had limits. We had to overcome. In particular: No automation No flexibility No autoscaling If we wanted to grow it was necessary to migrate to a provider with these features. Need…

RDS infrastructure automation with Ansible

In this article we are going to describe how we realized our RDS infrastructure using Ansible as automation tool. We’ve completely avoided using AWS GUI, both for implementation and management activities. Our aim was to develop a parametric infrastructure, able to adapt to all of our projects simply by changing few parameters in…

Symfony and multi-tenant apps: Nuvola

This article starts a series of posts regarding a case-study about Symfony and multi-tenancy. Subject of the case-study is our flagship software Nuvola, a multi-tenancy product for schools, used since 2013 by more than 1 thousands Italian schools. Nuvola let them fulfill their administrative tasks, teachers completely accomplish their work online (grade…

Rome AWS Meetup day

Saturday the 15th of October we leaved the comfort of our couches (have we already said we are a distributed team from all around Italy?) to leave to the glorious destination of Rome! The ancient town best known for the engineers of the Roman empire, was once again at center…

Amazon S3 point in time restore

It’s said necessity is the mother of invention and in this article we’ll show the reason why we initially wrote s3-pit-restore. Our infrastructure heavily rely on S3 object storage to store the several millions files our users everyday produce. S3 works reliably and everything went well until we were in…

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