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Containers, Automation, and Nextflow Accelerate Genomic Data Processing

22 Aug
By: ClearScale
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From climate-resistant crops to the ability to predict the level of disease risk in healthy individuals, genomics — the study of the full genetic balance of an organism — holds great promise for the world. It’s a data-intensive field where reproducibility, efficient management, and fast processing of large amounts of data are essential. One thing that slows down that processing is doing things manually. That was the case for a recent ClearScale customer. Lack of the right IT architecture required one

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Container Security Risks and Recommendations

22 Jul
By: ClearScale
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Container technology continues to grow in popularity. It’s considered by many in the IT industry as the go-to strategy for virtualization. In fact, we get a lot of requests here at ClearScale by customers who are interested in using the technology to meet their project needs. Like most technologies, however, containers have security risks. In 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a guide that identifies many of those risks and offers recommendations for mitigating them

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Freeing Up Local IT Resources by Outsourcing Container Infrastructure to AWS Fargate

24 Jan
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge Amazon Web Services (AWS) has freed up enormous potential at organizations by allowing them to access computing resources that they could never administer on their own. Now, AWS is offering additional services that enable enterprise IT departments to place even more processes on the cloud, reducing the need to run local infrastructure and allowing projects to smoothly transition in scale. Its latest tool is AWS Fargate, introduced in November at the AWS Re:Invent conference. Amazon has previously

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Implementing an OpenShift/Kubernetes Container Management System on AWS Platform

11 Aug
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge The growth of cloud services and the increased demand by development organizations has created numerous opportunities for companies to leverage new technologies and services. These offerings allow the ability to refine engineering processes and capitalize on hybrid approaches to service offerings that allow for decreased time to develop and deploy, scaling up as demand increases, and monitoring the health of the various aspects of the development pipeline. Tools like Chef and Docker are straight-forward to use and popular

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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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