Cumulus Deployment Suite
Skymill Solutions are helping clients every day to set up new projects in the cloud or migrating from an on-premises solution into the cloud. To ease the integration and benefit from cloud concepts, Skymill has developed the Cumulus Deployment Suite.
Cumulus Deployment Suite is used to deploy and manage environments built with AWS CloudFormation. Cumulus will help you bundle your code and configuration and unpack the bundle to new instances on CloudFormation.
The target for the Cumulus project is to make cloud deployments scriptable, reliable and repeatable. It is of great importance for productivity and product stability that you are able to release often and with as few manual steps as possible.
The Cumulus Deployment Suite was released open source by Skymill in February 2014.
A video introducing Cumulus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc7ReCoso_A
Project documentation: http://cumulus-ds.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
Source code: https://github.com/skymill/cumulus
Issue tracker: https://github.com/skymill/cumulus/issues
The project is used by some major companies and it has a wide community. As of January 2014 the project is downloaded more than every fifthteen minute. It has also been pushed for by AWS Cheif Evangelist Jeff Barr, presented at AWS re:invent and written about in various newsletters.
Skymill Solution supports the development of Dynamic DynamoDB by allocating development time to the project.
Project documentation: http://dynamic-dynamodb.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
Source code: https://github.com/sebdah/dynamic-dynamodb
Issue tracker: https://github.com/sebdah/dynamic-dynamodb/issues
Automated EBS Snapshots
Automated EBS Snapshots is a simple tool to create automatic EBS snapshots on Amazon AWS. The tool can be setup to watch volumes and will delete old ones after a configurable retension period.
Source code: https://github.com/skymill/automated-ebs-snapshots
Issue tracker: https://github.com/skymill/automated-ebs-snapshots/issues
AWS EC2 Assign Elastic IP
Automatically assign Elastic IPs to AWS EC2 instances. This can be really nice in auto scaling groups were you need to communicate the external IP’s to third party systems.
Source code: https://github.com/skymill/aws-ec2-assign-elastic-ip
Issue tracker: https://github.com/skymill/aws-ec2-assign-elastic-ip/issues