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Is Cloud-native Application Development Worth It?

28 May
By: ClearScale
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With the right development team, just about any application should be capable of being moved to the cloud. But to fully reap the benefits of the cloud, it’s not enough to move apps there. For optimal performance and value, an app should be architected and created specifically to run in a cloud environment using what’s known as cloud-native app development. This is different from the traditional waterfall approach development teams have used previously and is the basis for

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Deployment Pipeline Facilitates Complex Workloads Migration

27 May
By: ClearScale
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From reducing infrastructure costs to minimizing security risks, organizations are increasingly aware of the benefits they can reap from modernizing their continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and migrating them to the cloud — the AWS cloud in particular. However, conducting a migration isn’t easy — especially when it involves a diverse mix of technologies and platforms. Containerizing workloads, using CI/CD, and automating infrastructure provisioning are among the tactics that help facilitate the migration process. But many organizations

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Why You Shouldn’t Migrate to the Cloud Without an Expert Partner

21 May
By: ClearScale
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Many businesses today are brushing up against the limitations of legacy IT architecture. On-premises systems don’t cut it anymore for those who need to scale, innovate, and adapt to market trends and competitive disruption. However, migrating critical applications away from old-school infrastructure can be intimidating and difficult. Companies that require more than simple “lift-and-shift” migrations must have robust capabilities and expertise to move to the cloud successfully. Otherwise, they can fall victim to a variety of issues in the

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ClearScale Earns SaaS and Education Competencies from AWS

20 May
By: ClearScale
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The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Competency Program is designed to showcase AWS Partner Network (APN) organizations that demonstrate both technical proficiency and customer success across numerous solution areas. The program awards designations by industry, application, and workload. For example, partners can earn AWS competencies in Healthcare, IoT, Mobile, Microsoft Workloads or dozens of others. Earning a competency is challenging. Cloud service providers must possess deep AWS expertise, prove technical readiness, and provide documentation that highlights positive customer outcomes. AWS competencies

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AWS Stands Out for App Modernization

14 May
By: ClearScale
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Despite all the white papers, blogs, ads, and other materials produced on the topic, there continues to be a misperception about cloud migration. While the benefits of cloud computing are well documented, simply moving to the cloud doesn’t ensure they will all be realized. That’s especially true if the apps being moved weren’t designed and built with the cloud in mind. Enter application modernization. App modernization entails taking existing apps — typically on-premise, legacy, and monolithic — and changing

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Cloud Innovations are Transforming the Healthcare Industry

13 May
By: ClearScale
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The COVID-19 pandemic has positioned cloud technologies center stage for many organizations — particularly those in the healthcare industry. Healthcare providers and researchers, as well as private sector companies and government entities, are racing to find diagnostics tests, treatments, and cures for the deadly virus. That’s driving the need for collaboration and communication platforms and portals for safely exchanging information. The cloud is enabling these tools. There’s also much COVID-19-related data being gathered, stored, processed, and shared. As a

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For SaaS Development, AWS is the Leading Choice

07 May
By: ClearScale
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It’s a good time to get in on the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market. The global SaaS market is forecast to reach $157 billion in 2020 — more than double the size in 2014. The average spend for SaaS applications per company has steadily risen each year over the last decade. A number of trends, such as AI-empowered SaaS and vertical SaaS, are expected to expand opportunities even more. Front-end Decision-making for SaaS Projects So, let’s say you’ve decided to

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Segregated Environments and DevOps Ensure High Availability and Security for Web Apps

16 Apr
By: ClearScale
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For many companies whose operations involve multiple websites and/or applications, AWS cloud services have proven invaluable. They’re cost effective, highly scalable, and reliable. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), in particular, provides exceptional value by making web-scale cloud computing easier for developers. One of the typical mistakes, however, is low reliability and lack of redundancy when running multiple apps on a single EC2 instance. Competing for resources on a solitary EC2 instance, as well as traffic bursts, can

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ClearScale’s Remote Capabilities Key to Executing Remote Cloud Projects During COVID-19 Pandemic

09 Apr
By: ClearScale
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In a few short weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted businesses in every industry. Leaders and employees are having to adapt quickly to the realities of remote work. Many are facing new operational challenges in addition to tremendous financial pressure. The transition has been easier for some than others. Although virtual conferencing platforms alleviate many issues, they can’t solve every problem for businesses that depend on in-person interactions. Fortunately, ClearScale is insulated from many of the impacts of the

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Building Data Lakes with AWS Lake Formation

06 Apr
By: ClearScale
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The data explosion of the last decade has added numerous new terms to the IT lexicon for managing that data. Among them is the data lake, a scalable, low-cost, centralized data repository for storing raw data from a variety of sources. It enables users to store data as-is without structuring it first and then run different types of analytics to gain insights and guide better decision-making. Market trends show the growing popularity of data lakes. According to Mordor Intelligence in

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