New Elastic Load Balancer Checks for Trusted Advisor

Lee Hylton All Firms, Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Newsroom

Amazon Web Services announced four new checks to the Trusted Advisor tool in the Management Console. The Trusted Advisor allows an administrator or IAM user with the correct permission to run a series of checks for security, economy and fault tolerance across a wide variety of resources within an AWS account. This latest set of checks focus on Elastic Load …

Counting on the Cloud: AWS Continues to Leads the Pack in Public Cloud Reliability

Ronda Peoples Newsroom, Uncategorized

Cloud providers and their consumers know that the secret sauce for an effective cloud solution combines superior IT performance with meaningful cost savings. A key ingredient of the performance piece is the reliability offered by the chosen cloud environment. While consumers’ growing expectation for bullet-proof reliability is driving many cloud providers to make improvements, Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to …

Cloud Computing is Becoming a “Major” Part of Higher Education

Ronda Peoples Newsroom, Uncategorized

As companies across the globe shut down their on-prem servers in favor of cloud infrastructure and the benefits thereof, the skills and know-how required of the information technology professionals these companies employ is evolving. Thankfully, many institutions of higher learning are responding to this changing landscape. Already, most major colleges and universities offer ample courses related to cloud computing. Some …

AWS Managed Policies

Amazon Web Service releases new IAM managed policy tool

Lee Hylton All Firms, Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Featured, Newsroom

Amazon Web Services (AWS) released a new managed policy tool for IAM users in the management console.  This new tool allows an administrator to select from pre-built policy templates, easily applying the desired  permission set to IAM objects. This represents a vast improvement over the older JSON code driven templates that existed before.  An administrator can use this tool to add …

AWS Introduces Workmail Preview

Kenneth Johnson All Firms, Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, High Performance Applications, Newsroom

Today AWS introduced the preview of Workmail, a fully Outlook compatible email and calendaring service accessible from anywhere and priced at $4 per user per month.  Combined with workspaces could it give Office 365 a run for its money? Stay tuned as we test for comparison of features and performance.