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 …

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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 …

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 …

S3 Antivirus Scanning with Lambda and ClamAV

Dennis Webb Amazon Web Services, Case Studies, Cloud Technology, S3, Testimonials

There have been many stories over the past months about S3 buckets being left unsecured. Terabytes of sensitive data available for the whole world to download. CyberSecurity 101 teaches, “Don’t leave private data open to the public.”, but somehow many major companies have let this one slip through the cracks. Another lesson that everybody knows is, “Never open a file that has …

High Availability Explained: Why AWS Beats Azure in Redundancy

Kenneth Johnson Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Transformation, High Performance Applications, Managed Service Provider, Microsoft Azure

I am often asked about High Availability on AWS.  And we see a great deal of opportunity for users of AWS to improve in this area—so much so that it is a formal theme among our seven themes in the Cloud Maturity Index.  It has become a major area of focus for Blue Sentry, because we have seen so many AWS …

The Limitless Cloud: AWS’s Chief Visionary Offers Insights for the Future

Mike Madsen Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, DevOps, Testimonials

I recently had the chance to attend Amazon Web Services’ annual Summit in New York City. Spread throughout the sprawling Javits Center on the West Side of Manhattan, the Summit really projects a sense of the scale of today’s AWS – a testament to the monumental growth of the service and those who promote, adopt and interpolate it for an …

What is DevOps?

Lee Hylton Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, DevOps, High Performance Applications

DevOps, despite being a huge industry buzzword as of late, is not something that is easily defined.  There is no one answer to what DevOps looks like; rather, it is a concept brought forth as a result of the combined concepts of Lean IT Operations; applications that are loosely coupled with a service oriented architecture,;Operations Management constraints; and Agile Software Development …

Deconstructing Decentralized Teams

Brad Campbell Amazon Web Services, Cloud Commuting, Cloud Technology, Remote Work Experience

When I think about successful companies that “work together” to get things done, the word “collaboration” always coalesces in my mind. And with it comes images of people working together: these images often take the shape of people huddling around a computer, pondering together over some difficult engineering problem in front of a whiteboard, or pounding out some issue in …

Forrester Completes Its Wave Study of Cloud IaaS Security

Kenneth Johnson All Firms, Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Microsoft Azure, Newsroom, Security & Compliance

Forrester Research recently completed its WAVE study of cloud IaaS providers’ security. Although many IaaS providers were invited only 4 agreed to participate—AWS, Azure, IBM and CenturyLink. The study was thorough and discloses specific factors and how they were weighted when evaluating a provider’s security. The study (as it should) takes a very skeptical position as evidenced in the follow …