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Renewable Energy Company Migrates Entire Database from MySQL to Amazon Aurora - and Gets a Performance Boost for a Fraction of the Cost

04 May
By: ClearScale
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Companies have learned the value of Big Data and the need to capture as much information as they are able to about their customer base. This often becomes a driving force in building out their database solution to house this growing amount of data. Although no one disagrees with the need to gather the data, how each organization chooses to house and grow the database tends to vary wildly from one company to the next. Navigating enterprise database solution providers

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Can Serverless Infrastructure and AWS Lambda Radically Transform Your Business?

26 Apr
By: ClearScale
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Anyone who has worked in a traditional development shop knows that in order to deploy a digital product to market, a multitude of resources and a wealth of multi-disciplinary knowledge is vital. Not only does the development team have to consider how to properly code the application, they have to be able to integrate it with a database backend, a presentation layer, and numerous configurations of routers, servers, firewalls, and the like. As such, these development efforts tend to be

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Don’t Let Your Data Slow Down Your Business: ClearScale Migrates Client’s Databases to Cloud Using AWS Snowball

22 Apr
By: ClearScale
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Any firm operating in the digital space these days has a basic reality in their daily operations: customer or client data coupled with sensitive and proprietary information that needs to be transferred and stored in a secured cloud location. For many organizations, gathering the data isn’t the issue; rather, it’s the complexity of transferring, storing, and processing it that poses a real challenge. For anyone with previous experience in information technology, it comes as no surprise that maintaining

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Cloud Video Streaming Solution Leveraging AWS Elastic Transcoder, CloudFront and Wowza

11 Apr
By: ClearScale
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ClearScale’s expertise with AWS solutions was put into practice once again when we were engaged by a client in the online education industry. Like many organizations out there, our client had been using a service provided by a third party to stream live video; but unlike AWS, the third party did not have a comprehensive end-to-end solution that was robust and scalable to meet our client’s growing needs in the elearning space. Upon being given the green light

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Plan for the Unplanned: ClearScale's Overnight Migration to AWS WorkMail

28 Mar
By: ClearScale
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ClearScale has a long-standing history of success with helping our clients implement solutions for their specific needs, from the simplest engagement to the most complex. We’ve devoted thousands of hours at leveraging our experience across hundreds of clients. Little did we expect that we ourselves would be placed in a position of needing a solid solution quickly. In business you have to prepare for the unexpected. If any of your key systems are suddenly impacted with an outage, having

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HealthCare Tech Cloud Application Development: A Success Story

16 Mar
By: ClearScale
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BresoTec Inc. is a sleep management company that brings together state-of-the-art technology and innovation to provide effective solutions to every aspect of sleep. The executive leadership team at BresoTec Inc. wanted to focus their time on product delivery to combat sleep disorders at home. For their IT needs, they sought a trusted partner who could help them envision and implement their application with the right infrastructure. The business requirements for their IT partner were: 1) Design a web based application

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

25 Feb
By: ClearScale
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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 had ever done with half the dollars he had 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 were halved

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A “Premier” Stamp of Approval

11 Aug
By: ClearScale
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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 2,200 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

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Application Development and Operations Under One Roof

27 Oct
By: ClearScale
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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
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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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