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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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Compliance Assessment

Are You Ready For Audit Time? Compliance Assessment for AWS and Azure

How do you build compliant architecture on the public cloud? And how do you maintain compliance as your cloud grows and changes? These are key questions for many companies — and their ability to confidently satisfy these questions can both reduce business risk and be a key differentiator to end customers. That is why Logicworks…

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Counsyl Logicworks

#1 Genetic Screening Company Migrates HIPAA Compliant Workloads to AWS

Genetic screening helps countless patients make informed healthcare decisions every year. Yet historically, this critical value has been inaccessible to many people as genetic screening was a labor-intensive and expensive process. Ten years ago, Counsyl set out to make genetic screening and counseling more accessible to a wider audience. Today, after over one million genetic…

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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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Well-Architected Review

Education SaaS Platform Saves 60% on AWS by Partnering with Logicworks

LinkIt! provides real-time data services to educational companies including school districts, publishers, and test-prep organizations. Their software allows test-takers to see their grades in real time, and simultaneously sends metrics and analysis to the organization administering the test. Chief Information Officer Karen Winter took over technical operations during a period of rapid growth. After bringing…

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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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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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