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While working on different web projects I have accumulated a large pool of tools and services to facilitate the work of developers, system administrators and DevOps.

Almost any php, python or ruby developer deals with cloud servers and at least once had to configure and manage AWS services.

I've prepared a list of SaaS that takes the pain out of system management and configuration.


New Relic for Amazon Web Services

Whether you've already moved to the Cloud or are getting ready to migrate, New Relic helps Amazon Web Services (AWS) users improve the performance and end-user experience of their applications.

Puppet

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a collection of elastic and highly scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions, the most well known being Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Puppet and Puppet Enterprise are integrated with a variety of AWS services to give you the ability to provision, configure, and manage dynamic public cloud infrastructure. Ready to make the move to the cloud?

Chef

Chef and Amazon Web Services (AWS) make a great team. If you're already using AWS, or thinking of moving some of your data center services to the cloud, Chef's tight integration with AWS will make sure that your infrastructure is fast and agile.

CloudMGR

CloudMGR is the leading platform for optimizing and managing AWS Cloud Resources, integrating the tools and services you need into one easy-to-use interface.

You can create schedule for your backups, nice UI, detailed stats for each server.

Cloud Operations Platform for AWS

An advanced multi-cloud management tool that provides customers with a consolidated portal view to monitor and manage AWS cloud resources and dedicated and private cloud resources in Carpathia's data centers. Cloud Operations Platform for AWS delivers a single platform for tracking and monitoring across multiple IT environments, offering customers greater agility to implement the best combination of hybrid IT architecture to address their specific solution needs, while leaving the management of IT workloads up to Carpathia.

BitCalm 

BitCalm is a supersimple service to back up files and databases on Linux servers. After installing python client (<1 min) user can manage backups for files and even databases for all servers in a single web-interface. Service provides Amazon S3 as a storage and allows users to connect their own storage for backups.

All backups are incremental. BitCalm is built for servers and supports all popular Linux based OS: Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, ArchLinux. Every user gets daily/weekly reports and notifications. BitCalm users can restore the whole backup or a single file or database to any server added to service or simply download archive for the backup to local drive.

Ylastic

Ylastic is a cloud-based service that lets you manage and monitor many AWS services from a web browser or mobile device, starting at $25 per month. Ylastic supports Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon Route 53, Amazon RDS, Amazon AutoScaling, Amazon IAM, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon SDB, Amazon SNS, Amazon SQS, Amazon CloudFormation and Amazon VPC. It offers monitoring capabilities with alerts, live visualization and scheduling functionality, including automated backups. It also provides AWS Account Advisor, Amazon Simple Email Service and AWS Spending Analytics tools, as well as security and disaster recovery features.

Mange, backup, analyze, schedule for almost each Amazon service.

Ansible

If you are moving all or part of your application infrastructure to the cloud, then you are probably beginning to realize that the cloud is more than just a bunch of servers. Sure, you can manage your cloud as a traditional data-center (and Ansible makes that super-easy). But if you are beginning to take advantage of a wide range of cloud services to build your apps in new, dynamic and distributed ways, you need an automation tool that can keep up.

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