Cloud Automation

Brandorr Group is a consultancy that offers migration services, system development, remote administration, automation, deployment and scalability of web-applications on AWS (Amazon Web Services) infrastructure. As an Advanced AWS Consulting partner, Brandorr Group offers the following services.

  • Automated management of infrastructure, using open source tools such as Puppet, Foreman, Capistrano and a great number of custom tools.
  • Ensuring applications have the resources to scale and handle unexpected growth.
  • Custom software developed to your exact needs with a variety of languages and technologies.
  • Setup and management of business tools such as ticket management systems, issue trackers, source code management and wikis.
  • Personalized 24/7 monitoring of your applications and systems, alerting you to problems, and enabling our experienced professionals to quickly respond to emergencies.
  • Database administration, ensuring availability and performance, even under an increasing load.

As a result, our customers are able to quickly and cost-effectively scale their IT infrastructure!

Wherever sensible, Brandorr Group is committed to using and improving open-source tools. This lowers software licensing costs and gives back to the greater computing community.

Recent blog posts

Creating a secure Debian or Ubuntu Apt repo

Creating a personal apt repo is a great idea for managing custom packages while still utilizing apt's management and dependency abilities. (We are not going to cover all the specifics of why one would want to create a custom apt repo, that should be self-explanatory.) Creating a secure apt repo accessible via apt is relatively straight forward, three items need to be setup: the repo dir, httpd, and GPG to sign the packages.

April Puppet NYC Meetup

This month (April 13th) we gave a presentation to the NYC puppet User Group, on the node classification tool Foreman.

Joe Crobak, we attended wrote up an excellent blog post capturing our preso:

December AWS news: PCI compliance, bigger S3 objects, Mobile SDKs and FreeBSD running on EC2

Colin Percival has gotten FreeBSD running on EC2: This is great news for all those BSD shops out their waiting for cloud support.

Amazon finally launched a much requested (at least by us) DNS service: