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Delivery in Hyperscale Cloud

If you want a defined artefact, delivered by a specific time, to a specified level of quality than Professional Services is the only way to achieve this. If, however, you are flexible, willing to learn as you go, are not time-bound, don’t require an SLA, don’t have strict quality requirements, happy to work in a collaborative manner, and use your own hands-on keyboard then a Solution Architect is the way to go.

Using Terraform to create IBM AIX 7.2 LPARs in the Skytap Cloud

Terraform is fantastic, it has a shallow learning curve and is extremely well documented. So I was delighted when I heard that my colleagues at Skytap were releasing an official provider, having used it in anger at AWS and seeing how customers were drawn to it. Skytap works by creating templates that can contain some (or all) of the virtual machines, LPARs, networks, storage and management tools of an application or applications.

Adding your IP to an AWS Security Group

Here’s a quick tip to add your IP address to a pre-built security group, for easy access to VMs on the move. You’ll need to have created your security group already and given it a name, like john in the one below. #!/bin/bash var1="aws ec2 authorize-security-group-ingress --group-name john --protocol tcp --port 22 --cidr " var2=`curl` echo $var1 $var2"/32" I use this in TextExpander which means I can just type:

AWS Certifications

That’s all 8 AWS certifications in the bag AWS Transcript — link