Posts Tagged ‘aws’

Tony Howlett
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Apr 26, 2017
If your company uses cloud computing vendors such Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, IBM Softlayer or Google GCP in any significant capacity, you probably some rogue clouds. Even if you don’t think your company does cloud, you may have a rogue cloud instance or two. What are rogue clouds? These are clouds that are operating under the radar of the formal IT department, or perhaps authorized clouds that have spun out of control either via costs or in taking over functions they aren’t approved to… Read More
Tony Howlett
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Mar 28, 2017
If you host critical company infrastructure solely on a public cloud like AWS or Azure, you might be wondering how resilient that infrastructure is. After a major AWS outage, their largest region (Virginia) was affected for hours a few weeks ago. Large organizations like SnapChat and NetFlix were affected, as were many small- to medium-sized companies. Your company may have decided that it makes financial sense to use the public cloud as a primary rather than a secondary (or tertiary) backup site. But when AWS… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Mar 28, 2016
A cautionary tale has emerged in the realm of Amazon’s cloud services, and it is filled with the consequence of technology choice versus business benefits. This is a lesson that all start-ups, SMBs, and mid-sized enterprises should heed and learn from. Online storage provider Dropbox has confirmed that it is pulling up its stakes that had been firmly set in the AWS environment, and leaving AWS. Each day, Dropbox has served nearly half of a billion users around the world with access to file storage… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Jan 27, 2016
Overview Running a business SaaS platform is hard enough, but nearly impossible with a hosting partner that doesn’t understand your business. Founded in 2014, WyWare had the vision of empowering businesses to track and control operations based on data, without having to invest in bloated enterprise SaaS systems. Its InCHECK platform enables custom software development services and practical technology solutions to provide businesses the flexibility to build and use only features they need. Challenge WyWare made the choice that many developers have: Amazon Web Services… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Jan 4, 2016
Originally posted on the WHIR.  Perspective is always important when picking technologies to base the future of your company’s IT on. Technologies go through generations of improvements along multiple dimensions before they reach true ubiquity. Take the disk drive as an example. First built in 1953 by IBM, each new generation of disk drives replaced larger, more sensitive, and more cumbersome devices. The cost also dropped precipitously with every generation. Not many people remember, but the earliest drives were usable only in the protected environment… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Dec 30, 2015
2015 was a year of transformation and growth for the entire IT industry, and the cloud was the poster child for that transformation. 2016 is sure to be filled with even more new cloud opportunities and advancements. Now that the industry is realizing the customization and control that enterprise needs, we have gotten a peek at the world that Nicholas Carr saw in 2003, when he said IT doesn’t matter, and then in 2008 when he predicted the big switch. IT has completely transformed and… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Dec 17, 2015
As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to look back at the extremely busy year for cloud computing. It’s safe to say that cloud computing has become the de facto infrastructure for the IT industry, as we are well into the massive cloud adoption trend. It was also a year of cloud competition as Google, Microsoft, and IBM all tried to cut into AWS’s dominance. 2015 also saw some of AWS’s fiercest competitors, such as HP and Rackspace, capitulate and cede the field to… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Oct 28, 2015
Amazon’s recent earnings release is the talk of both the cloud computing world and Wall Street. It tells the amazing story of a company well on its way to the type of monopoly that hasn’t been seen in several decades. After analyzing the numbers, I’m more certain than ever that it is Codero’s duty to have a viable alternative to Amazon’s cloud. Most people know about Amazon’s Prime services and its massive, recognizable ecommerce business. But when you look at Amazon’s latest earnings announcement, the… Read More