Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sitecore on SQL 2012 “Denali” with LocalDb

SNAGHTML7010a5SQL 2012 codename “Denali” is now RTM since March 7th, which means I can start leveraging the new LocalDb feature with Sitecore!

LocalDb is a great way to run embedded SQL on your dev box, so you don’t end up with hundreds of databases attached in your SQL Mgmt Studio.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Amazon EC2 and Sitecore - great news

Amazon announced yesterday that they are lowering prices for Amazon EC2, and, what’s even more exciting, a new “medium” instance is available now, which fits nicely into what Sitecore needs to run quite comfortably. Here is the quote from the announcement:

“…We are also announcing a new Amazon EC2 instance type, m1.medium. This new instance provides customers with 2 EC2 Compute Units (ECUs) of compute power, 3.75 GB of memory, and 410 GB of instance storage, making it ideal for many enterprise applications that require a reasonable amount of CPU and memory, but do not require all the resources of an m1.large instance type. The m1.medium instance type is available in all regions and supports both 32 and 64-bit architectures. To learn more about Amazon EC2 instance types, including pricing for m1.medium instances, please visit the Amazon EC2 detail page.”

An affordable sandbox it seems. Pretty sweet, huh?