Cloud Optimization — a Matter of Cost vs. Complexity Despite the cloud’s growth, organizations still struggle to select and assign the right resources to a cloud application. Our expert discusses cloud optimization, offering two specific examples – how you might build a web app or service and how to leverage cloud storage.
The Engineering Savings and Performance Benefits Amazon Kinesis Delivers It used to be that storing and retrieving vast amounts of video data was quite challenging. Now, Amazon Kinesis Video offers capabilities to cost-effectively process streaming data at any scale, completely simplifying video and audio data storage.
The Problem With Generic IoT Platforms — and Why We Avoid Them While generic IoT platforms sound like a great idea, the problem is these “one-size-fits-all” platforms tend to only deliver about 60% of a typical IoT solution. By the time the remaining 40% of the problem is solved and productized, the solution has actually evolved to a bespoke application for that customer.
Deploying and Maintaining Cloud Infrastructure? Take a Look at Terraform Thanks to infrastructure as code (IaC) tools like Terraform, sysadmins and other IT pros are able to manage and provision their IT infrastructure through text files that look like code, rather than physical hardware configuration or interactive configuration tools.
From an Irrational Fear of Basement Flooding to an Ongoing Amazon Web Services IoT Class What began as a project rooted in paranoia that my basement would flood evolved first into a lunch-and-learn I hosted for Cardinal Peak employees. During my initial presentation, I focused on Amazon Web Services’ “internet of things” (AWS IoT) services and how I created “SumPy,” an AWS IoT-driven sump pump monitor and alert system.
Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2017 Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent is a massive and fast-growing event. Estimates for this year’s attendance range between 40,000 and 50,000 people, and it was sold out nearly two weeks before the first day. This year there are over 1000 breakout sessions covering a dozen or more tracks, as well as workshops, certification classes, hands-on labs,… View Article