Merganser™ is a suite of applications that accelerate your software builds. Merganser applications empower developers to share build artifacts - transparently and effortlessly - instead of building them redundantly. With Merganser, your developers will spend their time writing and testing code, and not waiting for software builds. Builds are up to 50 times faster with Merganser!
Merganser is easy to use and deploy, so you can be up and running with it in minutes. One Merganser application is a drop-in replacement for GNU Make and is primarily for C/C++ code (with the same makefiles you are using today), while another serves the specialized needs of Java developers. Merganser works on a variety of Linux distros and other Unix-like platforms and is agnostic to version control systems, compilers, and other development tools. Administration is simple, too: Merganser is self-contained, with no databases or other external servers.
You can try Merganser for free on Amazon Web Services (AWS EC2) with our pre-configured AMIs. Binary-only and source code distribution is available. Contact us for details and pricing.
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Red-breasted Merganser. Mergansers are fast-flying diving ducks.
Cormorant/AWSHosts™ takes the drudge work out of managing your Amazon EC2 cloud instances. It comes as a ready-made Amazon Machine Image (AMI). The instance that you launch from this AMI will know all your instances in the same region by their Amazon instance ids, and the Name tags that you have assigned to those instances. So, let's say you have an instance with instance id "i-0f0f0f0f0f0f0f0f" and you have pinned a Name tag on it with value "foobar_instance":
And of course that isn't restricted to ping. Any program running on that machine will see those as hostnames.
So what is the big deal? Let's say you keep your instances running for a long time, but stop and start them frequently, and each time they get a new public IP address. Ordinarily you'll spend a lot of time hunting and pecking around the AWS EC2 Console for those IP addresses and plugging them into "putty" or a Web browser or wherever. But with the "tunnels" feature of "putty", you can forward local ports on your PC to instances around your virtual private cloud on AWS EC2. You put the instance IDs (or Name tags) into "putty", and since an instance launched from the Cormorant/AWSHosts AMI is on the other side of the line, those instance IDs are translated into AWS private IP addresses.
And the best part is that as you launch, stop, start, and terminate instances in your region, Cormorant/AWSHosts reacts to those changes. It checks every 15 seconds. You don't have to do anything.
It's also a pretty neat way of running a web proxy. Eliminate DNS leaks from your own local computer. All DNS is done on the cloud.
Contact us today and we will tell you more. Like actual cormorants, this product isn't pretty, but it gets the job done!
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Double-crested Cormorant is widespread in North America.
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