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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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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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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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These Data Scientists are Using AWS Cloud to Help Consumers Save Money

Have you ever wondered how your finances compare to those of other people? Do you know if you’re overspending, not saving enough, or paying higher interest rates than people like you? Data scientists Majd Maksad and Korash Hernandez know the answers. After working at companies like Discover Card, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs, they have now…

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