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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

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

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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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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2016: Another Great Year for AWS Customers and Partners

Five years ago, we faced a choice: continue to compete with Amazon, or become an Amazon cloud partner. Like many IT services companies, we found ourselves constantly one step behind Amazon’s incredible product innovation and cost savings. Logicworks made the decision to develop our AWS cloud capabilities, and in 2016, this continues to be the…

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Automation in a Cloud DevOps World

Automation is the engine that powers effective cloud operations teams — but what does it really look like in practice? Recently, we sat down with Sr. Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer Phil Christensen to get an in-depth look at how to build a mature automation practice. We talked about the art and science of DevOps…

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New Services Announced at AWS re:Invent 2016

Our engineers have gone to AWS re:Invent for many years now — but this year felt different. People in our industry have always paid attention to new AWS services, but as Amazon continues to leap ahead of major technology shifts and launch national conversations about things like IoT and analytics, this year’s re:Invent announcements are…

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Only 3% of Enterprises Have Optimized Cloud Strategy, Survey Finds

The vast majority of enterprises still lack a mature cloud strategy, according to a recent survey of 6,159 executives conducted by IDC. Just 3% of respondents define their cloud strategies as “optimized,” the highest level of strategic maturity, while nearly half (47%) say their cloud strategies are usually “opportunistic or ad hoc.” At a time…

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AWS Security Training: Top Videos & Resources

Security in the AWS Cloud requires a new way of looking at traditional tools and practices. Luckily, many free and low-cost resources are available to get hand-on training in cloud security best practices. As a Managed Service Provider, Logicworks has frequently used this training ourselves or recommended it to teams that are new to AWS.…

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