The Importance of Continuous Development and Continuous Integration Practices (CI/CD)
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 is turn is being driven by their own customer base demanding constantly updated and defect-free software. In the past, this type of challenge would beRead more
Leveraging AWS and Containers to Develop a Secure and Robust Cloud Infrastructure for a Financial Platform
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. When working with a large financial institution, ClearScale knew that in order to meet the client’s needs these concerns needed to be taken into account. Our client approached us and asked that we create a cloud infrastructureRead more
Company Resources “Held Hostage” by a Former IT Manager. A Lesson in AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Best Practices.
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 that is in the team collaborative applications space learned this the hard wayRead more
Can Serverless Infrastructure and AWS Lambda Radically Transform Your Business?
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 beRead more
Don’t Let Your Data Slow Down Your Business. ClearScale Migrates Client’s Databases to Cloud Using AWS Snowball.
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 maintainingRead more