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Success Story: Enabling Customer Agility During COVID-19 Shutdown

Lee Hylton Amazon Web Services, Case Studies, Cloud Commuting, Kubernetes, Remote Work Experience, Testimonials

The Coronavirus and COVID-19 infection have completely upended our society, and businesses are scrambling to cope. Though technology companies are well positioned to handle a shifting of resources from the worksite to remote, for some, it still takes some quick strategy and deployment to do this effectively. I wanted to share with you a recent deployment we managed for one …

Microservices and Testing Environments

Dennis Webb DevOps, Kubernetes, Microservices, Terraform

Everybody has a testing environment. Some people are lucky enough to have a totally separate environment to run production in. @stahnma Luckily we live in the era of cloud computing and having separate deployment environments isn’t as cost prohibitive as it used to be. Twenty years ago, having a separate testing environment meant having double the costs to build one. …

From Virtualization to Containerization: The Evolution of Cloud Computing

Michael Handa Cloud Technology, Kubernetes, Microservices

There would be no cloud computing without virtualization. In a sense, cloud computing is virtualization carried out on a massive scale. And cloud computing, as every CIO knows, has become a key component of an enterprise’s IT architecture. So, what then is virtualization, which seems to be a cloud’s foundational element? Virtualization Creating the illusion of being able to use …

Visiting SCaLE 18x

Michael Handa Kubernetes, Microservices

SCALE 18x this year was a little lighter in attendance but still a great time. It did seem as though the organizers were trying to push attendance more towards the weekend by not having many sessions on the first day. This made the few sessions available crowded, especially the sole Kubernetes session “Kubernetes 101”. The k8s sessions, especially when interactivity …

Microservices and Serverless Computing

Michael Handa Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, DevOps, Microservices

In talking about serverless computing, we should first dispense with a common source of confusion– the word “serverless.” Though it would seem to indicate otherwise, it doesn’t mean that there are no servers. It simply means that you don’t have to own any servers, and, what is more, you don’t have to provision or configure the servers you use. Though …

Blue Sentry Helps to Support AWS Outposts

Jordan Bressler Amazon Web Services, Cloud Transformation, Newsroom

  Myrtle Beach, S.C. – December 3, 2019 – Blue Sentry, a Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), announced today that it has capabilities to support AWS Outposts, fully managed and configurable compute and storage racks built with AWS-designed hardware that allow customers to run compute and storage on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to AWS’s …

How Managed Services Can Simplify Cloud Security

Laura Shiff Amazon Web Services, Cloud Security, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps, Security & Compliance, Uncategorized

Whether you are already one of the millions of active customers of Amazon Web Services (AWS), or are considering if you should migrate your organization’s workloads to the cloud, you’ve more than likely questioned the general security surrounding the platform. While cloud providers like AWS are responsible for maintaining the security of the cloud itself, it is up to your …

Key Differences Between On-Premise and Cloud Managed Services

Michael Handa Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, DevOps, Managed Service Provider

There is no doubt that the cloud is the wave of the future. For newer companies, embracing the latest technologies and trends can be second nature, but for more traditional organizations, things can quickly get a lot more complicated. This is where a Managed Service Provider can help. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are third-party contractors that offer IT tasks and …

Benefits of Infrastructure as Code

Tom Lewis Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps

In the past few years, cloud computing has completely changed how companies build, scale, and maintain workloads. The ability to quickly provision networking, storage, and compute resources has resulted in the highest developer productivity ever seen.  The companies enjoying the highest productivity are simultaneously adopting cloud and DevOps practices facilitated by Infrastructure as Code (”IaC”).  IaC is made possible by …

Top Reasons Your Organization Needs to Adopt DevOps in 2019

Laura Shiff Amazon Web Services, CI/CD, Cloud Technology, DevOps

There’s no doubt about it: 2019 is the year for DevOps. Although it’s been a huge buzzword in the industry, DevOps is nothing new. In fact, the concept of combining software development and IT operations has been around for close to ten years already. If this has you feeling behind, this is a great opportunity to fully understand the benefits …