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Transition to Cloud Services Advances a CTO’s Career. A Success Story.

25 Feb
By: ClearScale

John’s wireless communications services company was experiencing exponential international growth. And he was worried… As the CTO of the company, his mandates were stressfully ambitious. He had to grow the company backbone infrastructure at triple the rate he has ever done with half the dollars he has spent in the past. His contract with his data center was up for renewal and he needed to absorb the additional cost. His Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for failure rates have been

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A “Premier” Stamp of Approval

11 Aug
By: ClearScale

It’s hard to imagine that in just three years since its official launch in the Spring of 2012, the AWS Partner Network (APN) has grown in size to include more than 2200 technology and consulting partners, each specializing in helping companies build successful AWS-based applications and services. Of course, Amazon is well-accustomed to seeing numbers of exponential growth. At this point, there is no denying the fact that Amazon continues to dominate the cloud. And for those of us

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How Medallia Launched an Elastic Self-Service Portal on Amazon Web Services

07 Nov
By: ClearScale

Medallia enables global brands to improve the experience they deliver to their customers. It captures customer feedback across web, social, mobile, and contact center channels, transforms that data it into insights, and then delivers it to everyone inside a company — all in real time. The Challenge The sales organization needs to demo the complete Medallia platform to many potential new customers in multiple verticals. The initial infrastructure for Medallia’s demo environment was hosted on traditional hardware in a data

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Application Development and Operations Under One Roof

27 Oct
By: ClearScale

I have always seen a huge disconnect between development and operations when it comes to building and deploying applications. It’s typical for an application to be built on a single development server and to be handed off to operations to be deployed on a distributed cloud system with numerous servers, load balancers and cloud storage. Operations are then expected to hack things together to make the application run on a distributed cloud system. There is usually no time to

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Latest Amazon Outage and Designing for Failure

09 Aug
By: ClearScale

Folks, I am getting really tired of people bashing the cloud by saying things like “Amazon’s outage in third day: debate over cloud computing’s future begins”. People need to understand that the cloud is not some magical place you put your applications into and never have to worry ever again. There are always a bunch of servers in racks somewhere or some power lines going to the data center, and there is always a driver that can run

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