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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on October 11, 2018
Migrate On-Premises Virtual Machines to AWS

AWS Server Migration Server (SMS) allows the migration of one or multiple on-premises virtual machines to AWS in an easy way from a single pane of glass. The SMS service allows to schedule and automate replications needed to easily manage server migrations.

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Posted by Gary Williams on July 31, 2018
Using the AWS cli to backup to AWS from a remote server

I run a few small non-AWS hosted VM’s for things like my blog and email. These VM’s are typically run on LAMP stack style environments with a few customizations for monitoring and reporting that I like to run on the servers. Because of the hosted nature of the servers, I will admit that I did not always back up the content as often as I should.

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

Regarding the growing demand on the cloud, it’s no problem finding a cloud storage provider. However, there are only few market players that can be considered true leaders of this industry. Amazon is one of these guys, with S3 cloud storage serving a perfect fit for any business regardless of its size. But still, even Amazon’s customers face several challenges during data migration process to S3, especially, when it comes to petabytes.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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).

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