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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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AWS Migration

5 Steps for a Cost-Efficient Migration to AWS Cloud

Getting ready to migrate to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud? Companies that are looking to modernize existing business applications often realize the best way to do so is to migrate them to the cloud. By doing so, you can improve agility, performance, and cost savings by moving all, or a key subset, of your workloads…

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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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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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Stibo System

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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