The Cloud Center of Excellence: Cloud City

Jason Losh Amazon Web Services, Cloud Center of Excellence, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps

“I saw … a city in the clouds.” – Luke Skywalker I’ve been at Blue Sentry now for almost two full years, and have worked with AWS and DevOps teams for 10+ years before that in previous lives. It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long — and even harder to believe just how inefficient companies can be on …

The DevOps Movement: Four Steps to Creating a Culture of Cooperation in Your IT Shop

Jason Losh Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps

Despite being 8 years into the DevOps movement, I cannot tell you how often I am asked the question, “What is DevOps?”  In this post, I will explore what DevOps is to me, based on my real world experience building DevOps organizations. First and foremost, DevOps is a culture.  It is not an organizational construct.  If you’ve waved your magic …

Alexa: Amazon’s AI Heroine Poised to Steal the Mobile Hub Spotlight

Jason Losh Amazon Alexa, Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Internet of Things

I’m sitting in my office in Cary, North Carolina (just outside of beautiful Raleigh), and it’s HOT. We’re talking 106-degree-heat-index hot.  The kind of hot where I haven’t even left the house since my morning run.  So, with summer squarely top of mind, I bring you the next Blue Sentry blog post. Me: Alexa, cue the deep voiced narrator. Alexa: In …

Cloud Transformation, Part Two: Write Your Own Fairy Tale

Jason Losh Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps

So, are you ready to be a game-changer? In Part 1 of our cloud transformation series, we discussed the case for you to consider – right now – resolving to begin your migration to the cloud. We KNOW that your competitors who have already made the transformation are shifting the paradigm almost daily. For most enterprises, staying competitive in this …

Cloud Transformation – For the Win

Jason Losh Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps, Managed Service Provider

What do you stand to gain from the cloud? I’m going to show my age here, but 30 years ago, my first computer was a Commodore 64 – a squat, brown, typewriter-looking machine that still holds the record for the single-highest-selling computer model of all time, according to Guinness World Records. I can still remember having to insert the 5-¼ …