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4 Common Misconceptions About AWS Auto Scaling

Auto scaling has long been one of the major selling points of cloud computing. But like most popularized technology features, it has accumulated its fair share of misconceptions. These common mistakes tend to get in the way of constructive conversations about cloud architecture, and usually mislead IT leaders into believing auto scaling is simple, quick…

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6 Exciting New Services from AWS Re:Invent 2017

It’s been another incredible week at AWS Re:Invent. Long gone are the days when the most exciting new service they announced was a new instance size — it’s hard to find a service announcement that doesn’t involve machine learning or artificial intelligence, and it’s clear that AWS is moving up the stack. We sat down…

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Why Retailers Are Migrating to Azure Cloud: Interview with Adam Burke

Retailers are building more personal, differentiated experiences for customers online and in stores. In order to support these new applications, they need a flexible infrastructure platform and powerful data services — and as a result, are increasingly turning towards Microsoft Azure. Over the past year, the team at Logicworks has seen a surge of interest in…

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4 Ways to Migrate from VMware to AWS Cloud

One hundred percent (100%) of the Fortune 500 runs on VMware. Yet as adoption of the AWS cloud grows, many companies are looking to  take advantage of the scalability and agility of the public cloud — either by extending their VMware deployments to AWS, or by migrating part of their existing VMware footprint to AWS.…

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AWS Cloud Reports and Analytics: Interview with Dakota Blair

AWS Cloud Reports and Analytics: Interview with Dakota Blair

Every day at Logicworks, engineers work to keep our hundreds of customer infrastructure systems up and running. But equally important is the work of Dakota Blair, Senior Software Engineer, who works behind the scenes to develop software that creates cost, security, and incident reports that help our customers monitor and manage their systems. We sat…

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6 New AWS Products Launched in 2017

6 New AWS Products Launched in 2017

Image Source: AWS If you’re an AWS enthusiast like us, you are excited whenever Amazon releases a new product or updates an existing service. So far in 2017, AWS has launched some very exciting products — and in this post, we’ll share our AWS Engineers’ opinions on these announcements: 1. Chime Release Date: February 13,…

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Why Digital Health Companies Belong on AWS Cloud

Why Digital Health Companies Belong on AWS Cloud

Global equity funding to private digital health startups grew for the 7th straight year in 2016, with a 12% increase from $5.9B in 2015 to $6.6B in 2016, according to CBInsights. Not incidentally, the rise of digital health has coincided with rising familiarity and market acceptance of public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS).…

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How to Migrate to AWS in 30 Days

For some projects, it is not an option to spend 3-6 months planning for AWS migration. A looming deadline means you have to put aside the “normal” steps for AWS migration, like conducting an extensive TCO analysis or rearchitecting applications. This was certainly the case with PartyLite, a global eCommerce platform with a 30 day…

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Interview with NOC Manager

Cloud Support is a Team Effort: Interview with 24×7 NOC Manager

Our engineers are the heart and soul of Logicworks. As we continue to grow, maintaining a culture that nurtures the best cloud and systems talent is our #1 goal. This week, we sat down with a Network Operations Center (NOC) Manager, Joanna Rios, to talk about what it’s like to be an engineer at Logicworks.…

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How to Achieve HIPAA Compliance on AWS

Healthcare companies that are accustomed to complete control over physical systems often struggle to understand their responsibilities in a cloud environment. Who is responsible for which aspects of compliance? Can healthcare companies trust Amazon with their mission-critical apps and sensitive data? What are the rules and boundaries for AWS compliance? Mastering these intricacies can help…

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