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Leveraging Predictive Analytics and AI/ML for Disaster Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 12, 2019 10:48:45 AM / by Six Nines posted in aws

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As predictive analytics technologies mature, organizations are beginning to realize that the technology can also be used to make disaster recovery (DR) plans more accurate and perceptive. Six Nines founder and CEO, Jason Cutrer, recently had the opportunity to share some of his own insights on the topic with veteran IT journalist, John Edwards. In addition to the full story, which appeared on TechTarget’s DR-focused site, SearchDisasterRecovery.com, we’re sharing some of Jason’s additional thoughts on how AWS can be best leveraged for using these powerful technologies in IT's ongoing evolution.

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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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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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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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