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Securing AWS EKS with Calico and Kube2iam

13 Aug
By: ClearScale
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As containerized orchestration management solutions have matured due to the needs of businesses deploying their solutions to cloud platforms, feature-rich Kubernetes has stood out against the competition due to its ability to manage complex deployments without much overhead and has become de-facto industry standard. Until recently, many companies vying to get Kubernetes deployed in their AWS solutions have sometimes experienced challenges in the deployment and maintenance of the Kubernetes clusters. In June, 2018, AWS introduced a Kubernetes-specific service called AWS

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Recognizing the Power of AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service

19 Jul
By: ClearScale
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As many organizations have grown their cloud applications, they have found a need to scale their environments quickly in response to increased demand by their customer base. Several software offerings in the market have attempted to address this by offering container orchestration services which works by managing infrastructure and container deployments when certain thresholds have been met. None have been adopted so quickly or have been so popular than the open-sourced container orchestration tool Kubernetes. Created in 2014 by Google

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Implementing Fingerprint Scanner Technology on AWS Infrastructure

12 Jul
By: ClearScale
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In an effort to fight and prevent online fraud, many laws and technologies have been implemented over the years. This fraudulent activity puts an increased responsibility on both the business doing transactions and the individual engaging in them. From a business perspective, state and local authorities require store owners and operators to verify the identity of the customer they are doing business with. This information is either stored, shared, or validated with law enforcement agencies during or after the transaction

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Rebuilding Infrastructure following AWS and DevOps Best Practices

02 Jul
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge One nonprofit organization, a client of ClearScale’s, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, has attempted to manually deploy Craft CMS, a modern, forward-facing platform in AWS. But they ran into some troubleshooting errors and needed to review infrastructure, redesign it following AWS and DevOps best practices, and then leverage the scalability and automation that AWS can provide, in order to minimize operations team overhead from their provisioning and managing environment. The ClearScale Solution Since its inception, Amazon Web

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Using Amazon ElasticSearch to Improve Performance when Querying Data in MySQL

18 Jun
By: ClearScale
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Search tools have increasingly grown power and functionality over time, and both users and companies have become more reliant on them to identify information and patterns quickly and efficiently. However, even the most robust search tool can experience issues when compiling information from large sets of data. This can be due to either complex relational database joins or the sheer volume of data a single query must parse through to identify the necessary information. Every industry experiences this at some

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Leveraging Rsync and Rundeck to Replicate AWS Elastic File System

04 Jun
By: ClearScale
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Since its inception, Amazon Web Services has created numerous Cloud-based services to give their clients the ability to create phenomenal architectures and applications with minimal investment and high scalability and redundancy. However, some of those services provide the backbone of basic functionality with just enough to make it useful but not necessarily enough to meet each and every need of clients that rely on them. In times like this, it falls on customers of AWS to find alternative and creative

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Leveraging the Power of Tableau and Redshift on AWS Cloud for Better Analytics

21 May
By: ClearScale
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The medical care industry has sometimes lagged behind other industries when it comes to adopting new technologies, like Big Data Analytics to make care more efficient and cost-effective. Due to the high demand for qualified specialists, the industry for years has relied on certain methodologies to help identify candidates for these types of roles which at times has been costly and not without issues. A client of ClearScale’s, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, has attempted to solve this vexing

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Using Amazon GuardDuty to Centrally Manage and Monitor Security Risks

14 May
By: ClearScale
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The financial industry is especially susceptible to attacks from any number of outside entities. The security challenges posed by intrusion or attacks weighing heavily on financial institutions is exacerbated by the fact that the methods employed by untoward individuals or groups consistently change and evolve. To stay on top of the latest security challenges, companies will often look to outside help that specializes in security acumen and expertise. One such company was attempting to find ways to solve this for

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Dynamic Orchestration Workflow Using Apache Airflow

07 May
By: ClearScale
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Data is the undisputed ruler that drives everything from business strategy and decisions to near real-time algorithmic workflows. In a data-rich world, capturing that information and processing it is a monumental task, even when a clearly thought out architectural approach is implemented. When new data sources are found that require data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) into a data store, often that activity is done with command-line requests, scheduled cron jobs, or scripts that call scripts to achieve this activity

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Implementing Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service in AWS Cloud Environment

27 Apr
By: ClearScale
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Running a business in today’s complex and daunting world, whether a small or enterprise level organization, comes with a plethora of compliance and governance requirements. Depending on the industries or markets the business operates in, any number of financial, risk, taxation, or legal governance mandates from local, state, and national levels can affect business operations. Failure to adhere to any of these mandates could mean fines or expenses that directly impact profitability. Navigating this seemingly constantly changing landscape can

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