Great presentation from Chris Delorenzo Performance and Automation Lead @ Tabcorp – includes High Volume Cloud performance testing being conducted on one of the highest hit portal sites in Australia , plus Big Data and some automation insights.
Amazon Web Services provide a number of SDKs that support the various scripting languages. Because we love to automate manual repetitive tasks, we utilized the Ruby AWS SDK to develop a script that: –
1. Creates a specified number of spot instance requests with associated launch parameters
2. Spreads the launch requests over a specified number range of launch zones
3. Waits for the instances to be fulfilled and informs you
4. Tags the instances with your tagname so they appear with a visible description in the web portal name
This is a working version but feel free to enhance to parameterise obvious variables
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