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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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AWS Security Best Practices: User Management using IAM and Automate using Chef

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2017 7:54:00 AM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in AWS, Security, Technology

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by Nitheesh Poojary, Six Nines IT, Cloud Architect

1. Introduction

This white paper gives insights into the best practices for managing users on the AWS cloud. First, I will cover how efficiently we can manage users in AWS using IAM services and AWS CloudTrail. Next, how we can use Chef to automate the users and SSH key management at OS/System level.

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CASE STUDY: Soft Surroundings - OnPrem eCommerce to AWS Migration with Cloud CIO Cost Management

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2017 7:40:00 AM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in cloud cio, DevOps, Tagging, Technology

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Press Release: Six Nines announces CLOUD CIO™, a new cloud cost optimization service.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 11:50:00 AM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in AWS, Business, cloud cio, CloudHealth, cost, Financial, optimization, reports, service, Technology

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Press Release: Oakland, CA, June 22nd, 2017:

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CASE STUDY: Pharos Innovations - Microsoft on AWS Engagement

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2017 7:39:00 AM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in AWS, Cloud Adoption, DNS, ELB, HIPAA, IIS, Microsoft, Migration, Migration ASP.NET, MSSQL, OPEX, pharos, ec2, RDS, Route53, S3, Technology, vpc, Windows

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Customer Overview:

Pharos Innovations is a SaaS platform that incentivizes performance and value-based healthcare. The Pharos platform works by decreasing avoidable inpatient utilization, driving individual patient behavioral change, leverage real-time patient health data, and develop sustainable and efficient care management models. By utilizing advanced algorithms and daily patient surveys, the platform analyzes patient responses flagging outliers and providing real-time feedback to the patient.

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CASE STUDY:  Zola Suite - Microsoft on AWS Engagement

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2017 7:22:00 AM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in ASP.NET, AWS, Cloud Adoption, ELB, IIS, Microsoft, Migration, MSSQL, OPEX, ec2, S3, vpc, Windows, zola

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About Zola Suite:

Zola Suite, a Zola Media company, provides a cloud-based legal practice management software. As an all-in-one SaaS CRM solution, Zola Suite provides case management capabilities (such as Tasks, Notes, Calendaring), an email system, a billing and accounting system as well as reports and analytics.

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CASE STUDY: 42 North - Healthcare DevOps

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2017 8:13:00 AM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in architecture, automation, AWS, best practices, cloud, cloudformation, DevOps, Healthcare, HIPPA, adoption, Technology

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CASE STUDY:  42 North Healthcare & DevOps Engagement


About 42 North:

42 North is a Chicago-based medical technology startup. 42 North manages and deploys innovative, customized pharmaceutical commercialization strategies to help their clients increase patient access and facilitate economic and clinical efficiencies in the prescription fulfillment process.

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