CloudFormation with Windows Bootstrapping

CloudFormation with Windows Bootstrapping

Amazon CloudFormation is useful to deploy Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources automatically. While CloudFormation can deploy Linux environments, this article focuses on deploying Windows, though many elements are similar. This a brief overview and does not review the entire scope of CloudFormation, but it’s a good place to start!

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A WebRTC Wall

A WebRTC Wall

WebRTC is an extension to cutting-edge browsers that allows for P2P connections. A popular example is Google’s AppRTC which sets up a chat between two browser windows. Another interesting example is Sharefest which allows drag and drop file sharing.

Even though the connections for these programs are between two browser windows, connection setup requires accessing servers at known locations on the internet. This intermediating server is known as a signaling server. It communicates SDP and ICE messages back and forth to establish peer connections.

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