5 Useful AWS Services to Use After You’ve Migrated Your Application

[fa icon="user"] Zachary Sersland [fa icon="calendar"]  Jan 23, 2018 11:45:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

If you've migrated your application to AWS, you're aware of the benefits of cloud computing. Even after you've moved your code into an EC2 instance and your files into S3, there are more AWS services you could be taking advantage of, and more are added every day. Below are five useful services every non-AWS professional should know about to get the most out of their application in AWS.

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Tips for Developing your AWS Disaster Recovery Plan

[fa icon="user"] Craig Kaneshiro [fa icon="calendar"]  Dec 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 2 Comments

After evaluating the advantages of the cloud and strategies for your application migration, the next thing to consider is how to leverage cloud technology to implement/improve Disaster Recovery (DR). Resources such as AWS's whitepaper, Using Amazon Web Services for Disaster Recovery, can be helpful, but there are so many options available that it can still be hard to determine which route to take. Developing your AWS disaster recovery plan begins with identifying your goals and analyzing which approach will work best with your application setup.

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Top Resources for Achieving your AWS Certification

[fa icon="user"] Zachary Sersland [fa icon="calendar"]  Dec 13, 2017 1:00:00 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 1 Comment

Preparing for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam can be a daunting process. It’s usually the first certification AWS developers attempt, and the list of topics can be overwhelming for those with less experience. Fortunately, knowing what resources to study and what resources to skip can make your study time much more effective. This article will serve as a guide to some popular study materials.

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3 Cosmetic Upgrades to Move Closer to a Microservices Architecture

[fa icon="user"] David Henry [fa icon="calendar"]  Nov 20, 2017 9:45:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

When renovating your home, you may choose cosmetic or structural changes depending on your needs and priorities. Similarly, those looking to take advantage of the Cloud for their monolithic architecture must decide if they need surface level changes or a deeper overhaul to accomplish their goals. On the one hand, a structural renovation might start with the demolition of your application and operations practices to fully take advantage of DevOps and Microservices. On the other hand, cosmetic changes can take the form of refactoring your operations and applications to utilize Cloud services while maintaining a monolithic architecture.

If you tear down your house, you will have nowhere to live until you rebuild, and you may not have the time or budget to go that route. If you want some of the benefits of the cloud, but time and budget will not allow an immediate overhaul, here are 3 cosmetic upgrades you can make to your server so that you can chip away at renovation while maintaining a livable environment.

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6 Common Application Migration Strategies

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Nov 9, 2017 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

The first step to a cloud migration is to align your strategy with your business goals, such as saving money on hosting, increasing workload capability, or making your application more available. There are various approaches to migrating applications to the cloud, and there is a fitting strategy for whatever goal you are trying to achieve.

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