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What Does Amazon FSx Mean for Your Organization?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2019 11:12:21 AM / by Six Nines posted in aws, Windows, HPC, FSx

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Amazon wrapped up 2018 with a series of big announcements for AWS, including unveiling its new fully managed Windows file systems, Amazon FSx. Now that the new year is in full swing and the initial buzz has started to settle, many organizations are wondering, “how does this apply to us”?  Whether you’re an existing Six Nines customer or simply trying to figure out if FSx is right for your organization, our team of skilled engineers will assess and determine if the new managed file Windows service can help your business.

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From re:Invent to 2019 - What's Next?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2018 10:38:40 AM / by Six Nines posted in aws, Technology, event, HPC, amazon, reinvent

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 As the year comes to a close, we wanted to take the opportunity to share and reflect on some of the exciting news recently announced at AWS re:Invent  the world’s largest gathering of the global AWS community  and the developments we’re most excited about for our customers heading into 2019.

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Six Nines IT Achieves Amazon Web Services Premier Consulting Partner Status

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2018 6:45:12 AM / by Six Nines staff posted in aws, DAC, partner, APN, Premier

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One of only 35 top level partners in North America, Six Nines IT celebrates nearly a decade of AWS achievements at the 2018 Design Automation Conference

Oakland, CA – June 26, 2018 – Six Nines IT, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting partner specializing in High Performance Compute and Microsoft workloads, today announced the company has achieved Premier Consulting Partner status within the AWS Partner Network (APN). The highest tier within the APN, Premier Consulting Partner status recognizes partners that have made significant investments in technical skills and AWS expertise to drive successful customer outcomes.

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Webinar: Join us on June 28, 2018  to learn how to modernize your Microsoft apps with AWS

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 9:46:00 AM / by Six Nines staff posted in DevOps, Migration, event, webinar, IPC

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Your legacy Microsoft workloads are essential to your organization, but it’s time to modernize them. With the help of Six Nines, you can smoothly migrate Microsoft applications and data to cost-efficient, resilient architecture on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This will enable you to take advantage of the many benefits of cloud computing, including modern DevOps processes like CI/CD.

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Join us at DAC June 24-28 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2018 9:48:00 AM / by Six Nines staff posted in event, HPC, DAC

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We are excited to announce we will be exhibiting and speaking at the annual Design Automation Conference in San Francisco, CA. Please stop by booth #1236 in the Design Infrastructure Alley to learn more about our HPC solution on Amazon Web Services and pick up some great Six Nines swag. We are also speaking at the Design-on-Cloud Pavilion on Tuesday, June 26 2018 at 4:30 pm PDT. Our topic, Revolutionizing semiconductor design workflows with HPC on AWS, is being co-presented with Rescale. We hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Should you move your legacy Microsoft applications to AWS? 

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2018 12:42:00 PM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in Security, Technology, web, Windows

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While most web facing, modern workloads are primarily running on Linux, 67% Linux vs. 33% Windows¹, many mission-critical business applications are still running on a Microsoft technology stack. Many of these Microsoft workloads are legacy, and, by nature closely coupled with corporate networks and aging hardware. So, one might ask the logical question of whether they can move their legacy Microsoft workloads to the AWS like their newer, cloud-ready, workloads.

The short answer is, yes. You have many choices to make along the migration journey but, yes, you can gain the same redundancy, automation, security, and even cost controls as you can with your cloud native applications. The first decision to make is which partner to work with. As self-serving as this advice sounds, the right partner can help you make the right decisions on day one to guide you away from any pitfalls that could have cascading effects.

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Going Native on AWS: 3 Cloud Management Tools You Need

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2017 10:49:00 AM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in aws, Monitoring, Security, Technology

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by Kartik Nighojkar, Technical Contributor

The ability to manage your cloud resources in a straight  forward, fast manner is invaluable to running an effective infrastructure. In both cloud and hybrid infrastructures, management tools allow organizations to cut costs, increase efficiency, and prevent unwanted downtime. Multiple software solutions exist to aid in resource management, from both third-party sources as well as from cloud vendors.
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Six Nines: AWS re:Invent Recap

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2017 7:15:00 AM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in aws, DevOps, Security, Technology

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Wow, what an incredible week in Las Vegas. If you were there, I'm sure you are as exhausted as my team. re:Invent weeks always serve as a reminder of just how fast AWS and the cloud industry is moving. It felt like a new, relevant announcement was made on an hourly basis. Now that we are all settled back into our daily work schedules, with a warm cup of coffee in hand, I want to provide you with a detailed list of the updates that took place and links for how to research them further. All of the announcements are arranged in the categories of their function. If I missed anything, please contact me at Ben+Insider@SixNinesIT.com or message us below.

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Automating your Image Pipeline: from Development to Staging to Production

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2017 6:59:00 AM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in aws, DevOps, Technology

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by Nitheesh Poojary, Six Nines IT, Cloud Architect

In this solution guide, we will discuss the use of Mutable Infrastructures vs Immutable Infrastructures. We will also show you how to implement an image pipeline for an Immutable Infrastructure and provide an example of what tools are needed. This is a detailed, step by step, guide on how to build an Immutable 

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What are your Spot Instance options on AWS, Azure, and Google?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2017 11:02:00 AM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in aws, Google, Microsoft, Technology

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by Nitheesh Poojary, Six Nines IT, Cloud Architect

The usage of Spot Instances can play a key role in reducing your cloud costs. AWS, Google, and Azure all provide the option to use Spot Instances. For example, Spot Instances are very useful in both batch processing and high-performance clusters, as well as web server fleets with variable workloads.
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