CASE STUDY: How Blue Sentry Facilitated an On-Demand Kubernetes Environment

Lee Hylton Case Studies, Cloud Technology, Containerization, DevOps, Kubernetes, Microservices, Uncategorized

Blue Sentry was engaged to help streamline systems for a provider of data monitoring services in the cloud. Blue Sentry’s engineers spent months working with their client’s internal team to help support a Infrastructure as Code (IaC) approach.   During one of the regularly scheduled cadence calls, it was mentioned that the client’s development teams needed to be able to spin …

CASE STUDY: Oracle to Amazon Aurora Migration Delivers $1M in Savings, Enhanced Reliability

Lee Hylton Amazon Web Services, Case Studies, Cloud Technology, DevOps, Migration

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many businesses to re-evaluate the means by which they backup and protect their digital platforms and mission-critical data. Blue Sentry worked with one such customer – a company that supports a unique platform to provide critical event management, alerting and notification services in a real-time fashion. Keeping Up with Demand As the COVID 19 crisis intensified, …

Blue Sentry Ensures Security and Compliance

Lee Hylton Amazon Web Services, Cloud Security, Cloud Technology, DevOps, Terraform, Uncategorized

Security is on everyone’s mind these days. If you are responsible for managing an IT environment or deploying new products, security is likely a critical consideration for your company. Of course, the daily headlines about security breaches and new threats would unsettle even the most seasoned IT manager. At Blue Sentry, security is built into everything we do — even …

Why a “Sandbox Database” is Important to Software Developers

Jeff Pell CI/CD, Cloud Technology, DevOps, Microservices

It’s amazing how the skills we learned as a kid continue to help us today.  Here’s an example: Software developers couldn’t do the most critical parts of their job without a nod to a fun activity from their youth — the sandbox. Much like the dirt-filled play place of our childhood, today’s development sandbox holds within it a world of …

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. …