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Oh, Canada: Your Businesses Can Now Enjoy AWS Cloud Services Direct from the Source

22 Dec
By: ClearScale
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Amazon Web Services has just launched a new region in Montreal, and Canadian businesses interested in moving to the cloud should be jumping for joy. The usual set of services is now fully supported, including Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Elastic MapReduce, Amazon Glacier, Amazon SQS, Amazon S3, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and AWS Snowball. Noteworthy exclusions (at least for now) include Amazon API Gateway, Amazon EFS, Amazon WorkSpaces, AWS Lambda, AWS OpsWorks Stacks, and AWS Service

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Auditing an Election Donation Application to Optimize Transactional Throughput

15 Nov
By: ClearScale
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The ability for a Web application to take high volumes of requests from customers can make or break an organization at a critical juncture. As numerous companies have learned over the years, building a digital product that can’t scale and meet the spikes in demand can lead to lost opportunities, revenue, and negative perceptions in the market. A recent engagement with a client reminded us of this concern. ClearScale, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, was asked by a client

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Robust and Scalable Voter Guide Solution Leveraging Amazon Web Services.

01 Nov
By: ClearScale
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Any modern Web interface, application, or database that relies on the cloud to provide the foundational infrastructure, scalability, and redundancy does so because end-users demand high performance and zero downtime to meet their needs. From supporting satellite-based positioning to energy management, to financial institution needs, to proprietary application development and code deployment, ClearScale, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, has successfully guided organizations as they have migrated to a much more scalable and automated solution in the AWS Cloud. This was

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The Importance of Continuous Development and Continuous Integration Practices

23 Sep
By: ClearScale
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With the advent of the cloud, and a push by organizations the world over to off-load their infrastructure from data centers into the cloud, the natural evolution of software development paradigms has also shifted. Companies are looking for solutions for higher quality, greater up-time, increased redundancy, and shorter development pipelines for their software products. This in turn is being driven by their own customer base demanding constantly updated and defect-free software. In the past, this type of challenge would be

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ClearScale Attains Migration Competency from Amazon Web Services

25 Jul
By: ClearScale
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ClearScale, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, has always put a focus on the needs of our clients. Regardless of the complexity or subtle nuances to the requirements our diverse clientele have asked of us over the years, our expertise, deep-seated knowledge of AWS services, and our ability to leverage those services has allowed us to deliver solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations time and again. Due to our overwhelming success with client migrations and implementations, ClearScale was recently awarded an

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Fully Automated SaaS Solution Powered by Marathon, Mesos, Chef, and Docker

22 Jun
By: ClearScale
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For companies that develop software, there are a number of different cloud technologies, architectures, toolsets, and languages to choose from. The approach that is settled on is largely dependent on preferences of the development teams, organizational strategy, and the product itself. Once a direction is set it can be challenging to shift the organization into a different approach due to changes that could potentially be made to the architectural layout, not to mention the processes that have been built up

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Leveraging AWS and Containers to Develop a Secure and Robust Cloud Infrastructure for a Financial Platform

04 Jun
By: ClearScale
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The need to develop and deploy software solutions when financial information is involved requires a fair amount of diligence and foresight to insure that the applications that handle personal identifiable information, monetary transactional information, and the transmission of said data are secure. ClearScale knew that in order to meet the needs of one of our clients — a large financial institution — these concerns needed to be taken into account. Our client approached us and asked that we create a

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Spire: A Satellite Powered Data Company is Ready for Liftoff with ClearScale’s AIS Data Platform Proof-of-Concept

31 May
By: ClearScale
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Technology challenges can come from literally any sector or vertical in place in the world today, even from out of this world. This was true with a client of ours that works in the shipping vessel telemetry space. Using their own satellites and ground stations to capture Automatic Identification System (AIS) data from all ships, this company uses the data to provide precise tracking information for sea-going shipping vessels around the world. Keeping track of thousands of vessels over millions

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Company Resources “Held Hostage” by a Former IT Manager: A Lesson in AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Best Practices

20 May
By: ClearScale
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Following best business practices in an organization is vital if a company wants to have a consistent approach to how they operate; this is just as important for a small organization as it is for larger ones. When AWS identity and access management best practices aren’t followed, an organization can struggle doing everyday tasks because everything is an exception, not a rule. A client of ours in the team collaborative applications space learned this the hard way when one

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Data Analytics Company Gains Performance and Reduces Cost by Switching from Microsoft SQL to AWS Redshift + Tableau

11 May
By: ClearScale
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Capturing data and utilizing it for business needs is a relatively easy thing to accomplish if done correctly. Analyzing the data to look for patterns and trends is an entirely different issue. When companies decide to implement deep analytics to drive decision making, often implementing the suite of reports can be a challenge. This was partially true for our client, a real-time data analytics company, who approached us to help them find a better way of performing Big Data analytics

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