AWS OpsWorks - Configuration as Code

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 16:33

Overview

One of the foundations of a good Devops organization is stable, repeatable environments that can be managed through code. When a DevOps team is developing an Infrastructure as Code management process, they often lean heavily on CloudFormation, as they should. But what should that team do if they need to support a hybrid cloud environment where servers and services are deployed both on premise and in the cloud? Queue AWS OpsWorks.

AWS X-Ray_Application Performance

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 16:33

Overview

It’s no secret that DevOps teams must be able to quickly and efficiently debug issues in their operational environments, and a key metric in the maturity and quality of the DevOps team is the time it takes them to identify and resolve production issues. Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is a key component to this capability, and AWS X-Ray gives DevOps teams all of the features of a leading APM solution in an easy to implement managed service. 

How DevOps Teams Automate with AWS CodeStar

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 16:33

DevOps teams share one common goal: to increase the frequency and quality of application deployments. AWS CodeStar is described as the AWS service to "Quickly Develop, Build, and Deploy Applications on AWS”.  DevOps teams can use AWS CodeStar to quickly set up their entire continuous delivery toolchain in minutes for more reliable deployments in consistent environments, as well as less risk of error.  

 An AWS CodeStar project creates and integrates AWS services for the project development toolchain, lending DevOps teams advantages such as:

Cloud Migration 101: What Migration To The Cloud Involves

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 17:28

2019 witnessed the release of several state of IT security case studies for 2018 and in terms of IT security and downtime, these reports weren’t flattering. According to a CTI report, 94% of small businesses do not recover from major data losses. Also, IT-related downtime has been responsible for $50,000 to $5 million loses to affected businesses. 

Cloud Migration: Common Mistakes

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 17:39

By now everyone has heard of the cloud and how it is revolutionizing the computer industry. Most companies are either in the process of migrating to the cloud or planning a cloud migration. The public cloud allows companies, big and small, to host their applications in virtual servers at a lower cost than a traditional data center. According to the 2017 RightScale State of the Cloud Report the top reason companies are interested in the cloud is cost savings.

Why Security Is More Important Than Ever

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 17:42

The Modern World of Security

In today's world, the security of your data, applications, and accounts is more important than ever. Having strong security measures built into your cloud strategy is necessary for keeping sensitive and proprietary data stored online safe from malicious third parties. Successfully migrating your data infrastructure to the cloud requires that you analyze all the key aspects of the system, as well as plan for prevention and protection against security threats.

3 Reasons Why You Need Data Storage Solutions In 2020

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 18:09

As we approach 2020, Data is becoming larger than ever. According to Sagiss, the world’s data will grow by 50X in the next decade. In essence, this means there will be an ever-growing cost for data. What does this means for technology and business leaders? It's increasingly important to manage and control the size, storage, cost, and recovery systems of data in order to run a business with optimized control and minimized costs.

Amazon Re:Invent 2019 Recap

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 18:11

As Amazon re:Invent 2019 comes to a close, we look to review the keynote speakers, main events, and major announcements.

The Event

Centered in six venues across the Las Vegas Strip, more than 60,000 attendees made this Amazon re:Invent the largest one yet. With topics ranging from new Amazon Web Services (AWS) local zones to EC2 innovations and 5G Wavelength capabilities, re:Invent unleashed a wide-variety of innovative announcements.

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