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AWS NY Summit 2018

5 Exciting New AWS Announcements for CloudOps Teams

AWS Summit NY 2018. Photo Credit: Logicworks AWS has launched over a thousand major service updates in 2018 and launched nearly a dozen new services. (And it’s only July.) As services are announced, the team at Logicworks immediately starts trying out new features and discussing them with clients. Here are the services that our AWS…

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How NextGate Launched an EMPI SaaS on AWS with Logicworks

When you go to the emergency room, how do doctors distinguish your name and medical records from someone else with the same name? The answer is that the hospital relies on an Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI), a centralized patient matching platform used to identify and accurately link disconnected patient data across multiple systems and…

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AWS resiliency

How to Build Resilient, Scalable AWS Deployments in 3 Steps

Every public cloud service is susceptible to outages. It is possible to design fail-over systems on AWS with lower fixed costs than an on-premises DR solution and zero single points of failure. Ideally, failure of an entire datacenter or Availability Zone in AWS does not affect the availability of the application. In traditional IT environments,…

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How to Manage AWS EBS Volumes for C5 and M5 Instances with Puppet, Chef, Ansible

by Adrian Mlodzianowski, Sr. Systems Engineer, Logicworks In the new family of AWS instances (the C5 and M5), EBS volumes are exposed as NVMe block devices. If you’re already using some form of automation to build instances, identifying the EBS device name can be a problem. Logicworks manages tens of thousands of EBS volumes, and…

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Kubernetes

Kubernetes vs. AWS ECS vs. Docker Swarm vs. Serverless

Docker orchestration tools and serverless are getting a lot of hype — but what’s the best tool for your application, and how do you actually deploy them on AWS? Last week, our Sr. Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer Phil Christensen put on a fantastic webinar comparing containers and serverless on AWS. Below is a recap…

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Stibo System

How a 200-Year-Old Company Turned into a Cloud-Based SaaS Platform

“In the old world, building out an entire technology stack for a new client would have taken weeks. Today our average time-to-market for a new client is 48 hours.” – Esvan Costa, Stibo Systems In today’s world a company’s data is no longer just a requirement, it’s a valuable commodity. To leverage the potential of this…

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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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AWS Guard Duty

Logicworks Announces Support for AWS Guard Duty, New Machine Learning-Based Security Service

New York, NY (November 30, 2017) — Logicworks, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network and a member of the AWS Managed Services Program, today announced support of AWS Guard Duty, a new machine learning-based security service released today at AWS Re:Invent 2017. Logicworks is one of a select…

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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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