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 …

“Containing” our Enthusiasm about DockerCon 2017

James Strong Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, Microsoft Azure

Before we dive into some of my highlights from DockerCon 2017, let’s do a quick overview of what Docker is. Quite simply, a “docker” is the software that generates a portable container, of sorts, that allows a collection of apps to run on any operating system. How is it possible, you ask, for a docker container to allow any app to …

Does Your Elevator Travel to the Top? How Cloud Can Recalibrate Your Upper Limits

Jeff Martinik Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation

If you are somewhat familiar with sales, you have probably heard about something called the “elevator pitch.” But today, I’d like to share with you something called the “elevator story.” Imagine you’re a young salesperson in a major city back in the late 1800s. You’re excited about selling this new product that you believe will be the next big thing. …

Blue Sentry Achieves Amazon Web Services DevOps Competency Status

Jordan Bressler Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, DevOps, Managed Service Provider

Blue Sentry, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner solely focused on helping businesses achieve transformational cloud maturity on the AWS cloud platform, has announced that it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency. APN Partners with the AWS DevOps Competency provide solutions to, or have deep experience working with, businesses to help them implement continuous integration …

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To “Cloud” or Not to “Cloud:” Taking Baby Steps In Your AWS Journey

Mike Madsen Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps

I see you standing over there, pondering a move to the cloud. You’ve heard the “c-word,” you look around and see many of your peers and competitors talking about it – but you’re not sold on moving your production applications there just yet. Certainly, at this point in the cloud revolution, you understand that it represents a serious business decision …

Dispatch from re:Invent, Day Three: The Andy Jassy Keynote

Jordan Bressler Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps

Re:Invent is typically the springboard for a host of new announcements, and the 2016 edition has been no different. During his Day Three Keynote Session, Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, laid bare a host of new enhancements, product offerings and surprises — none bigger than the arrival of an 18-wheeled mobile data center called the AWS Snowmobile that …

LogicBay’s Cloud Migration Journey with Blue Sentry

Jordan Bressler Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps, Managed Service Provider

When LogicBay, a cloud-based partner relationship management company, needed to migrate to the AWS Cloud, they called upon Blue Sentry to facilitate a smooth transition. Today, Blue Sentry and partners like CloudHealth provide next-generation managed services to help LogicBay succeed and grow its enterprise. Click now to watch the video testimonial featuring Mike Shaughnessy, LogicBay’s chief operating officer.

Building the Perfect Cloud: Three Keys to Optimizing Your AWS Environment

Jeff Martin Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation

In the history of sandwich making, no moment stands out more prominently than the day that peanut butter met jelly. Though history isn’t clear on which was invented first, we can assume that one of these ingredients had to live a very inauspicious existence – toiling away in relative obscurity, until the other was conceived. For all those years, a …