High Availability Explained: Why AWS Beats Azure in Redundancy

Kenneth Johnson Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, High Performance Applications, Managed Service Provider, Microsoft Azure

I am often asked about High Availability on AWS.  And we see a great deal of opportunity for users of AWS to improve in this area—so much so that it is a formal theme among our seven themes in the Cloud Maturity Index.  It has become a major area of focus for Blue Sentry, because we have seen so many AWS …

How to Gain Real Savings Through a Proper Cloud Setup

Dennis Webb Amazon Web Services, Case Studies, Cloud Commuting, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps, Managed Service Provider, Uncategorized

The Problem While reviewing a customer’s AWS bill recently, I noticed line-item entry for $14,298 on their bill for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud NatGateway. That’s a lot of money being spent on internet traffic to and from their account. The AWS NatGateway has not only an hourly charge of $0.045/hour, but also a usage charge of $0.045/GB Data Processed. As …

How to Scale from Zero to $9 Billion in Under 4 Years

Kenneth Johnson Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Internet of Things, Managed Service Provider, Uncategorized

I have personally enjoyed watching the Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge that we know as “S.L.A.C.K.” move from being a tool known only to engineers, to fundamentally disrupting well-established business tools like email. Now that Slack has made a big splash among market watchers with its $9 billion valuation and acquisition suiters like Amazon, Google and Microsoft, news …

Choosing an AWS Partner: Three Factors to Understand Now

Laura McBride Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps, Managed Service Provider

The Amazon Web Services universe, like the Milky Way after the Big Bang, continues to expand at an exponential rate. Today, hundreds of thousands of enterprises have moved their mission-critical workloads into the AWS Cloud, and are enjoying big-time benefits that include greater speed and scalability; fewer security risks; and substantially less cost than if using an on-premise environment or …