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Why the AWS S3 Outage Was a Good Thing

Mar 30, 2017 | by Samuel Thurston, Software Engineer | Tags: Cloud

A little over two weeks ago, large sections of the internet ground to a halt. Many sites, from Netflix and Spotify to Pinterest and Buzzfeed were unresponsive, during a four-hour outage of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) S3 – Simple Storage Service.  For two of those four hours, AWS couldn’t update the service status from “Service is operating normally” because the status itself depended on the storage service’s operation. Should you trust your data with AWS? Why shouldn’t we start calling S3 the “Sometimes Storage Service?” How could this event be a good thing?

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Leveraging the Secure Cloud: March Seminars

Mar 07, 2017 | by Tami Pierson, Sales Executive | Tags: Cloud

In January 2017, Synergy Resource Group reported that the cloud market had reached $148 Billion, representing a 25% YoY growth compared to 2015. The cloud is upon us, and adoption is accelerating! CIO’s from every industry tell me that they are tired of dealing with the disruption and risk associated with costly data center upgrades. CFO’s are looking for ways to reduce CAPEX expenditures and lower overall costs. Business unit leaders are looking for ways to speed up innovation, which requires a nimble IT infrastructure that can quickly and seamlessly expand and contract. 

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Reasons to Deploy in the Cloud: (Part 6) Flexibility

Feb 14, 2017 | by Samuel Thurston, Software Engineer | Tags: Cloud

Welcome to the final installment of Reasons to Deploy in the Cloud! In this series of posts, I'm discussing some reasons for choosing a cloud platform. Previously I've talked about managing costs, the power of scaling, ease of management, interoperability, and in the last post, reliability. This is the final part of the series, discussing flexibility.

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Reasons to Deploy in the Cloud: (Part 5) Reliability

Jan 17, 2017 | by Samuel Thurston, Software Engineer | Tags: Cloud

Welcome back to another installment of Reasons to Deploy in the Cloud! In this series of posts, I'm discussing some reasons for choosing a cloud platform. Previously I've talked about managing costs, the power of scaling, ease of management, and interoperability. Nearing the conclusion, I will look at some of the ways the cloud lends reliability to your application.

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