Mindful Migration: Six Steps to Ensure Success

Kenneth Johnson Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps, Microservices, Migration

The first thing most companies consider when considering a cloud migration is, of course, cost.  Doing a Total Cost of Ownership (“TCO”) analysis for current infrastructure and comparing it to the projected TCO for cloud operations is a critical exercise in building a business case.  But simply comparing costs does not answer any strategic questions or add long term business …

Pipeline Automation: The Keys to Unlocking the Right Outcome For Your CI/CD Process

Jeff Pell Amazon Web Services, Big Data Solutions, CI/CD, Cloud Center of Excellence, Cloud Technology, DevOps, Microservices

We know the challenge: You wish to fully automate your pipeline, but you haven’t considered what it would take to integrate relational database changes into your CI/CD process. Skipping this step is a recipe for disaster — but often, this part of the integration is overlooked, postponed, or perhaps even ignored. This may be due to the sheer enormity of …

Can the Monolithic Model Still Work For Me?

Michael Handa Amazon Web Services, CI/CD, Cloud Technology, Containerization, DevOps, Microservices

Microservices architecture has become all the hype. A great many businesses seem to be creating their apps as microservices or rushing to migrate their monolithic apps. But is it always the best choice? Can monolithic apps still work? Before answering that question, let’s consider what exactly it means. Monolithic architecture refers to a traditional unified model for designing software as …

How to Scale Using Kubernetes: From Startup to Superstar

Michael Handa Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Containerization, Kubernetes, Microservices, Microsoft Azure

Kubernetes adoption has skyrocketed during the last few years. No matter which statistics you look at, you’re bound to see high rates of adoption. Sysdig’s 2019 Container Usage Report states that 77 percent of containers are now run on Kubernetes. That figure doesn’t include Red Hat OpenShift and Rancher, which are also built on Kubernetes — they take the figure …

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Migrating to the Cloud

Alicia Robert Amazon Web Services, Cloud Center of Excellence, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, Managed Service Provider

As remote work grows and business operations consist of more data than ever before, migrating to the cloud is no longer just an option. Indeed, cloud solutions are a must for modern businesses. That being said, a cloud solution is only as successful as its implementation. And below are some common mistakes to avoid when migrating to the cloud. Making …

Kubernetes Versus Amazon ECS: A Peculiar Comparison

Michael Handa Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Containerization, Kubernetes, Microservices

Many would say that comparing Kubernetes with Amazon’s EC2 container service, or ECS, is like comparing apples and oranges. But are they really that different? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this blog. We’ll be looking at what each of these services offers, and in which aspects they are similar —  as well as their differences. This comparison will allow …

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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 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 …