Top 5 solutions to make huge data transferring with AWS a breeze
Posted by Sergey Sanduliak on May 10, 2018

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These days, many organizations keep huge amounts of data on premises. Things worked like that from the very beginning of IT era when data was stored and processed in one place. In our fast-pacing world, we must take into consideration all possible ways to improve the operational cycle and bring innovation into it. You don’t move forward – you move backward.

You want to minimize storage and maintenance costs? Wanna get an offsite disaster recovery storage solution with five nines availability? Need an affordable and easily accessible cold storage? You can consider migrating to a cloud! The migration to the cloud is a logical way of IT infrastructure evolution.

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[AWS] Use Cloudyn to manage your costs
Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 10, 2018

Cloudyn new AWS accountNow that you deploy Cloudyn (see the other article), we will connect our AWS environment to have only one interface, to manage cost for all our cloud provider subscription.
Be careful, from June, this interface will not be free anymore for AWS. It’ll cost you 1% of your annual subscription consumption.

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While Dropbox Drops AWS, Hulu Welcomes It
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on September 21, 2017

Or should we expressed it differently, Hulu welcomes AWS but Dropbox moves away? I guess is still semantics, the information is the same. But the positive or negative connotation will depend on what service do you consider more relevant: Hulu or Dropbox. The fact still remains that Dropbox recently decided to opt for building their own cloud and Hulu is now one more streaming media company using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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VMware Cloud on AWS is Here, Replacing vCloud Air
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on September 13, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware are completing one of the most relevant partnerships around cloud services: VMware will offer their Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) capabilities within AWS. With this partnership, VMware finally replaces the already sold vCloud Air cloud services.

VMware Cloud on AWS Overview

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AWS Bigger in SMBs but Azure is the Service Most Likely to Renew or Purchase, says Study
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on June 9, 2017

We all already know the two biggest Public Cloud providers are Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure and, unless a catastrophic event occurs, these two will be leading the market in the next couple of years. A recent study between 550 companies showed some interesting results: AWS is the most preferred vendor in SMBs; Microsoft the “most known” in enterprises; AWS has been reviewed the most between all companies but Azure is the most used.

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Ubuntu Released a Version with Customized Kernel for AWS
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on April 18, 2017

Linux virtual machines in a cloud service like Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure have become a very common practice. You can find pretty much anything that you need regarding Linux applications, including appliances or even PaaS technologies that actually work with Linux in the backend. Now Ubuntu has decided to go a bit further than that and offers an OS version with a customized kernel for AWS.

Ubuntu with Amazon Web services

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VMware’s Photon and containers in VMware
Posted by Gary Williams on April 12, 2017

The past month has been categorized as something of a performance and upgrades challenge as one of the constant calls I hear is “application X is going to slow”, of course, a month ago it was fine but today it isn’t and normally this is just down to increasing load.
One of the common fixes for increasing load is to add more vCPU and RAM but often that can cause its own set of problems especially when NUMA boundaries are crossed and when vCPU contention pushes things a little too far.
The second part of the challenge is the upgrade challenge where various applications need upgrading but there are dependency chains to take into account, this is the sort of thing where application X needs a very specific version of application y. In those cases, an upgrade is much easier to do by reinstalling the OS and starting again then transferring the data across!

As a potential solution to these issues that I’ve been exploring is Docker on VMWare’s Photon OS.

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AWS wants your Databases in the Cloud: Amazon Aurora offering up 5X Better Performance and PostgreSQL Compatibility
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on February 16, 2017

Amazon released recently the Aurora Storage Engine as a MySQL-compatible relational database service and is highly encouraging to customers to migrate from Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server to this new cloud service platform. Amazon Aurora is promising up to five times better performance than MySQL with better security, availability, and reliability of a commercial database and a 10% cost of what organizations are paying. And also announced a short time ago, PostgreSQL compatibility (available as a preview).

Amazon Aurora

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Microsoft Keeps Going Big on CyberSecurity: Investing $1 Billion a Year
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on February 10, 2017

The technology giant Microsoft is, as many other big ones in the market, making a statement regarding CyberSecurity: They are maintaining their $1 billion investment on yearly basis for research and development in this field, which does not include any “inorganic investments” (buying other companies). The latter investments will be a separate budget.

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CES 2017: AT&T Offering Internet-of-Things (IoT) starter kits for AWS and Raspberry Pi
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on January 10, 2017

AT&T, the Texas-based telecommunications company, has just announced two new Internet of Things (IoT) starter kits at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, one for Amazon Web Services (AWS) developers, the other for developers that use Raspberry Pi.

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