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 …

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 …

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, …

Five Ways to Ensure Your Cloud Workload is Well Architected

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

These days, nearly every company has at least some of its application portfolio running on cloud infrastructure. But, most companies are not achieving the objectives that drove them to adopt cloud.  Simply “lifting and shifting” a legacy workload does not allow companies to achieve better performance, agility, cost savings or better security.  And bringing even a cloud-optimized application design with …

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 …

Cloud Managed Services: Deployments and Managed Services

Michael Handa Amazon Web Services, CI/CD, Cloud Technology, DevOps, Managed Service Provider

 Can I get a deployment to production, please? This isn’t exactly how most tickets start, but it’s an appropriate summary of most client requests, in the most basic way. The request is simple, but involves several complicated mechanics that are developed over time. At the end of the day, the Holy Grail is to implement a process that is as …

Cloud Managed Services: How the Managed Cloud Has Transformed DevOps

Michael Handa Amazon Web Services, Cloud Center of Excellence, Cloud Technology, DevOps, Managed Service Provider

Managed services in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, versus the ol’ on prem! My, have times changed. No more calling or going down to the data center to rack, diagnose, or repair hardware. No more pets to care for. A new reality in which all things are immutable, and with a lower startup cost than ever. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has …

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 …

AWS Chicago Summit: What You Need to Know

James Strong Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, DevOps, Internet of Things, Managed Service Provider

I recently represented Blue Sentry at the AWS Summit in Chicago, and had one overarching thought: Just when you thought AWS had reached the apex of innovation, they up their game again. The pace of innovation is simply staggering at AWS, with weekly service releases flying off the shelves. Though it can be difficult to keep up, following the AWS …