High Availability Explained: Why AWS Beats Azure in Redundancy

Kenneth Johnson Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, High Performance Applications, Managed Service Provider, Microsoft Azure

I am often asked about High Availability on AWS.  And we see a great deal of opportunity for users of AWS to improve in this area—so much so that it is a formal theme among our seven themes in the Cloud Maturity Index.  It has become a major area of focus for Blue Sentry, because we have seen so many AWS …

How to Gain Real Savings Through a Proper Cloud Setup

Dennis Webb Amazon Web Services, Case Studies, Cloud Commuting, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, DevOps, Managed Service Provider, Uncategorized

The Problem While reviewing a customer’s AWS bill recently, I noticed line-item entry for $14,298 on their bill for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud NatGateway. That’s a lot of money being spent on internet traffic to and from their account. The AWS NatGateway has not only an hourly charge of $0.045/hour, but also a usage charge of $0.045/GB Data Processed. As …

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. …

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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 …

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 …