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“Machine learning is so tantalizing for most every day developers and scientists. Still, there are a lot of constraints for builders....How do we turn machine learning from a capability of the few, into something that many more people can take advantage of?” - Andy Jassy, Keynote from AWS re:Invent 2017

The Next Generation of Machine Learning Tools for Financial Services

“Machine learning is so tantalizing for most every day developers and scientists. Still, there are a lot of constraints for builders….How do we turn machine learning from a capability of the few, into something that many more people can take advantage of?” – Andy Jassy, Keynote from AWS re:Invent 2017 The FinTech industry has been…

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Migrating Health Care Data to the AWS Cloud

There will be an estimated 25,000 petabytes of patient data in the US by 2020. For many health organizations and health care SaaS providers, the cost of continually expanding on-premise storage is already unsustainable — and it will only get worse. These pressures make cloud an attractive option. Mature cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services…

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More Enterprises Running Microsoft Applications on AWS Cloud

Microsoft revenue from Windows Server rose a remarkable forty-six percent (46%) in 2015, even while revenue from on-premises licenses fell two percent (2%). The source of growth? Cloud service platforms like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS), whose customers would rather pay pennies per hour for a license than spend hundreds of thousands of…

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AWS and Puppet: DevOps Best Practices

While it is possible to deploy a highly available Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment without configuration management tools like Puppet, doing so significantly increases the risk of error and downtime. AWS provides many tools for managing the configuration and deployment of your AWS resources, such as CloudFormation and ElasticBeanstalk, but these tools only cover the…

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HIPAA Data Storage Cloud

Why HIPAA Compliant Data Storage Belongs in the Cloud

The vast majority of healthcare organizations are migrating some IT infrastructure to the cloud in 2015. Unfortunately, the risk of bungling the transition has never been greater: A new round of HIPAA audits are on their way, the healthcare market is more fiercely competitive than ever, and IT departments are feeling pressure to capture smarter…

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Private cloud

The New Role for the Private Cloud. It’s Not What You Think.

Private cloud can be used to manage public clouds. Private cloud was popular in the early days of cloud computing when enterprises struggled with security and control issues.  These days, public cloud dominates, as revealed in the recent “State of the Cloud Study” from RightScale. The reasons for the growth of public clouds are pretty…

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MSP

Using your MSP to Manage Your Public Clouds…Step-by-Step

MSPs play a major role in public cloud management. Those who leverage managed server providers (MSPs) often use the MSP to access and manage public cloud services.  However, there are right and wrong ways to do this. Many believe that MSPs and public clouds live in very different worlds.  Nothing could be further from the…

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public cloud

Performance Management: From Public Clouds to MSPs

Performance on public cloud benefits from management. The use of managed services providers adds some complexity to the performance problems that we have to deal with when public or private clouds are leveraged.  These problems could actually be opportunities in disguise, as we learn more about how MSPs, when leveraged with clouds, can solve many…

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Governance, Public Clouds, and MSPs…Creating a Strategy

Cloud governance is as meaningful for public cloud as it is for private deployments. Governance is a loaded term.  In the old days of enterprise architecture, it meant the ability to yell at staffers who used the wrong operating systems and databases, thus enterprise architecture was more of a management concept.  These days, with the…

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Legacy app

How To: Enhancing Legacy Apps With Cloud

As we’ve discussed previously, dealing with legacy applications in the cloud is not a simple, straight ahead proposition. The bottom line is it can be done, but doing it smartly is a whole other issue. As Dan Woods asks: “Can cloud infrastructure support traditional applications that were not built to deliver reliable performance from unreliable…

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