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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Five Reasons to Bring the “Scalable Cloud” To Your Business

Tom Lewis Amazon Web Services, Cloud Center of Excellence, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps, Managed Service Provider

Here at Blue Sentry, I’m the sales guy in a room of high tech, methodical engineers.  Sure, I can geek out over specs and features (I have two AWS certs myself) but at the end of the day, I am in it for the relationship. So, historically, it has been tough not to get sidetracked when I’d meet with companies, …

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 …

A Well-Architected Operation Begins with the Right People

Kenneth Johnson Amazon Web Services, Cloud Center of Excellence, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps, Managed Service Provider, Uncategorized

Achieving high availability, robust disaster recovery, agility and cost savings are all reasons to adopt a next-generation, automation-based approach to operations. This is what Blue Sentry’s managed “DevOps as a Service” is all about. We encourage our clients to restrict human access to production environments as much as possible, while establishing a unified change management process and automation pipeline in …

The Cloud Center of Excellence: The Secret Ingredient Your Enterprise is Missing

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

When we survey the technology landscape today, it’s clear that the world has changed forever. The speed facilitated by a cloud infrastructure has truly set industry on its head – favoring tiny startups over centuries-old Fortune 500 behemoths, and handing competitive advantages to companies that can be nimble and pivot on a dime. So, how can larger enterprises – laden …

Preventing AWS S3 Data Leaks: What You Need to Know

Kenneth Johnson Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, S3

Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock has heard about the growing number of so-called Amazon Web Services S3 “data leaks” lately. Though many seem intent on blaming this directly on AWS or describe it as a weakness of the “cloud”, this is not an issue with AWS and its S3 offering. The cause of these data leaks, unfortunately, …