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 …

Why Containers? The Top 10 Benefits

Michael Handa Cloud Technology, Containerization, DevOps, Microservices

Why Containers? In a previous post, we contrasted the two prominent cloud deployment technologies – virtual machines and containers. The ability to virtualize server hardware kicked off the cloud revolution by making computing power just another utility available on demand. But containerization has taken cloud-based deployment to the next level. The trend in software development these days is to build …

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. …

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 …

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 …