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​Auto-on/off with AWS Lambda

Posted by Jose O'farril on July 7, 2016

Scheduled tasks and Cron jobs have always been a staple in a Systems Administrator toolkit. While workloads move to cloud platform, so do our tools. Below I’ll show one way of tackling the promise of being able to turn schedule EC2 resources to auto start and auto shutdown with AWS Lambda service.

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Topics: AWS, AWS Lambda service, AWS Solution Architect, Cloud/IoT

AWS IoT Service is a Simple Yet Powerful IoT Backend

Posted by Cesar Gonzalez on April 8, 2016


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a topic that I’m passionate about, I envision massive opportunities for the development of new technologies on what this new wave of innovation is bringing. The possibility of an interconnected world will lead us to a big jump into what a lot of us have just only dreamed to become a reality.

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Topics: AWS, AWS IoT, Cloud/IoT, HTTP, IoT, MQTT, WebSockets

AWS Cloud’s High Availability Weathers Through Storms

Posted by Marketing on January 26, 2016

While many are weathering through winter storm that is passing through the Northeast, AWS is also ensuring that their ducks are all in a row.  For  those that are wondering what that entails, here it is, straight from the AWS Blog:

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Topics: Amazon Solutions Partner, Amazon Web Services, AWS, Cloud Computing, Cloud/IoT

Why Cloud Integration Challenges Remain an Issue

Posted by Marketing on January 14, 2016

The cloud has quickly become a pillar in IT departments with the public cloud market reaching over $45 billion and the private cloud services surpassing $24 billion in the next year. A recent report stated that 41% cite cloud as a catalyst for new directions requiring business transformation. Although cloud adoption rates are high and market numbers are continuing to grow, there is still some confusion related to cloud computing.

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Topics: AWS, Cloud Integration, Cloud Migration, Cloud/IoT, Hybrid Cloud

What Can the Cloud Solve?

Posted by Marketing on December 1, 2015

The PC completely changed how we worked thirty years ago, today the cloud is equally transformative in our new digital world. With the convergence of the cloud and mobile devices, the cloud is giving us massive amounts of data and computing power never seen before.

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Topics: Amazon Web Services, AWS, AWS Cloud Integration, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Cloud/IoT

Top Cloud Computing Myths

Posted by Marketing on September 11, 2015

This isn’t about myths of epic proportions where heroes slay multi-headed monsters, this is much more important! These myths about the cloud are mostly due to a lack of understanding, but they  slow down the technology industry, impedes innovation, and induce a fright that distracts us from progress. These are the top myths of the cloud:

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Topics: AWS, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Cloud Myths, Cloud Services, Cloud/IoT, Internet of Things, IoT, Virtual Machine

AWS Route 53 solves DNS Failover Automagically

Posted by Marketing on August 19, 2015

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable DNS service offered by AWS. Route 53 handles domain registration and routes user's Internet requests to your application. An added feature about Route 53 is that it also intelligently direct traffics based on routing policies and automated health checks away from servers that might be failing.

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Topics: Amazon Web Services, AWS, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Cloud/IoT, DNS, DNS Failover, IoT, Route 53

AWS Aurora: Amazon’s MySQL Database Challenger Now Available

Posted by Marketing on August 3, 2015

Aurora first debuted during Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) re:invent conference in November 2014, positioning the database as a lower cost, higher performance, high availability alternative to any enterprise grade database server. Now, after close to 4 years of development and testing, AWS, announced earlier last week that Aurora is now available to US and EU customers.

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Topics: Amazon Web Services, AWS, AWS Aurora, AWS Cloud Integration, Cloud/IoT, IoT, MySQL, Solutions

Security on the AWS Cloud

Posted by Marketing on July 10, 2015

With the Sony leaks last year, to Adobe’s vulnerability,  and  Hacking Team’s spyware company recently being hacked, Internet security is definitely a hot topic in today’s hyper-connected world. So that comes into question, exactly how secure is your business data on AWS?

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Topics: Amazon Web Services, AWS, AWS Meet Up, Defense One, Internet Security, Managed Services, Patrick Tucker

Riptide Software Designs Scalable Software Applications

Posted by Raquel Galan on June 22, 2015

Riptides’ design of any scalable software application requires upfront planning to leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS). Best practices and principles are applied from the onset of a project in order to assure the project will scale properly and be delivered on time and within budget. Scalable software applications connect users with resources using the Internet and AWS. Scalability can be thought of as distribution of resources using AWS web services that offer resizable cloud hosting services to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

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Topics: Amazon Web Services, AWS, Scalable Software Applications, Solutions