Amazon WEB Servies (AWS)

By , 29 May, 2009 1:15 pm

Some time ago I came across the Amazon WEB Services but I did not do anything about it. Recently for one reason or another I have revisited AWS offerings. It’s not so much AWS but more so the EC2 product that is so interesting.


Using the CE2 services that AWS have on offer allows you to have hosted servers.  These hosted servers can be anything at all.  So what I hear you saying.  The big deal is that you only pay for the time the server is operating, typically around US10 cents per hour.  Not only that you can configure load balancing, clustering and more.  This is ideal for test environments as you can quickly and easily bring up 5 or 10 images (instances as EC2 call it) and do what you need to test a particular feature or function.


I’m currently in the process of documenting the process that I have taken on my Wiki.  I have created an AWS category that may be worth a look.


My plan is to get Asterisk hosted and have a play.  I am thinking of building an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to host on the EC2 and offering paid support.

By , 14 May, 2009 3:30 pm

Over the last month I have been working on a bash script that would install Asterisk with all the required core components.

I have multiple reasons for creating the script but the top reasons are:

  • The ability to quickly and easily install Asterisk (typicaly in a virtual environment) to test a new feature or function or to simply run a test.
  • I have a friend who runs his own consultantcy business and he liked the idea of a procedure that could install Asterisk in a minimal period of time.

The script and details are available on my wiki at aster-install.


I am now Blogging

By , 14 May, 2009 3:27 pm

Hi All,

I hope to see you here on a regular basis.  My plan is to let people know what I am currently working on and announcing events.  With my blogging, Forums and Wiki pages I hope to give much back to the community.

The forums are still work in progress but I hope to get it up and going in the next day or so.

All the best.
David Klaverstyn

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