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Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects
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Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects

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Slides from CNI member meeting, San Antonio April 5, 2013

Slides from CNI member meeting, San Antonio April 5, 2013

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  • 1. Using the Amazon Cloud to host Digital Scholarship Projects Emory University // Robert W. Woodruff Library Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) Jay Varner, @jaysvarner Stewart Varner, @stewartvarner
  • 2. (some relation)
  • 3. The Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC)
  • 4. Collaborative Projects
  • 5. DiSC Projects: SmallFast, experimental, cheap. • Empower scholars to do the work themselves • Some home-grown projects
  • 6. DiSC Projects: BiggerComplex projects, considerable time and/or financial commitment. • Selection Committee • Project Charter • Developer Time
  • 7. Alternatives Cost- Accommodating Stable Flexible effectiveUniversity Y N Y NWebArchitectureUniversity VM Y Y Y NLibrary Server Y N Y NShared Y N Y NHostingServiceVirtual Private Y Y Y NServerElastic Cloud Y Y Y Y
  • 8. What we are running in AWS• Production – 11 WordPress Sites – 1 Auto publishing script – 1 Twitter Harvest• Dev – Development Sites (WordPress and Django)• Backups – All instances and volumes are backed up in AWS
  • 9. AWS Terms AWS How to think about itInstance ServerEBS Volume Attached StorageSecurity Group Firewall RulesAMI ImageSnapshot Block level copy of data
  • 10. AWS Terms AWS How to think about itInstance ServerEBS Volume Attached StorageSecurity Group Firewall RulesAMI ImageSnapshot Block level copy of data BUT DON’T THINK THIS WAY
  • 11. Architecture• Separate system from software stack
  • 12. Instance: bare system and service packagesEBS Volume: mounted to instance contains:• Software Stack/Application files• Database files• Configuration files
  • 13. Pros• Scalability• Low admin overhead• API• Makes experimentation easy and cheap
  • 14. Cons• Learning curve• Fear• Outages• Variable bill• Domain names/DNS
  • 15. Thanks! Questions?s3.amazon.aws.com/emorydisc/resources.htmlstewart.varner@emory.edu // @stewartvarner jay.varner@emory.edu // @jaysvarner

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