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 …

How to Scale Using Kubernetes: From Startup to Superstar

Michael Handa Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Containerization, Kubernetes, Microservices, Microsoft Azure

Kubernetes adoption has skyrocketed during the last few years. No matter which statistics you look at, you’re bound to see high rates of adoption. Sysdig’s 2019 Container Usage Report states that 77 percent of containers are now run on Kubernetes. That figure doesn’t include Red Hat OpenShift and Rancher, which are also built on Kubernetes — they take the figure …

Kubernetes Versus Amazon ECS: A Peculiar Comparison

Michael Handa Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Containerization, Kubernetes, Microservices

Many would say that comparing Kubernetes with Amazon’s EC2 container service, or ECS, is like comparing apples and oranges. But are they really that different? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this blog. We’ll be looking at what each of these services offers, and in which aspects they are similar —  as well as their differences. This comparison will allow …

How to Save Big Using One Kubernetes Cluster for Multiple Environments

Michael Handa Cloud Technology, Containerization, Kubernetes, Microservices

Kubernetes has revolutionized application deployment during the last few years. Thousands of businesses have migrated to the cloud within a short period in order to leverage the power of Kubernetes. However, adopting Kubernetes is not a walk in the park. There are many complexities related to setting up Kubernetes in a manner that works for your organization. Many of them …

Why Kubernetes?

Michael Handa Cloud Technology, Containerization, Kubernetes, Microservices

In an earlier blog post, we described how virtualization brought cloud technology into the mainstream. It offers computing on demand, allowing enterprises to outsource (to varying degrees) their computing needs to cloud providers. For their part, cloud providers use virtualization to dynamically segment multiple users across a large number of commodity servers with unparalleled scalability and elasticity. In another blog …

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 …

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Success Story: Enabling Customer Agility During COVID-19 Shutdown

Lee Hylton Amazon Web Services, Case Studies, Cloud Commuting, Kubernetes, Remote Work Experience, Testimonials

The Coronavirus and COVID-19 infection have completely upended our society, and businesses are scrambling to cope. Though technology companies are well positioned to handle a shifting of resources from the worksite to remote, for some, it still takes some quick strategy and deployment to do this effectively. I wanted to share with you a recent deployment we managed for one …

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. …