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Overcoming the Challenges of Migrating WordPress Applications to AWS

30 Dec
By: ClearScale

Free. Easy. Flexible. They’re among the reasons WordPress is an extremely popular blogging tool, website builder, and robust content management system (CMS). With its REST API, it also provides a framework for online and mobile app development. In general, it’s a great tool but has its challenges. ClearScale worked with a couple of clients recently who encountered some of them when migrating complex WordPress applications to AWS. ClearScale was able to architect solutions that not only helped them

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Cassandra to DynamoDB: The Why’s and How’s

17 Oct
By: ClearScale

It’s becoming a more frequent question in IT departments: should we migrate from Apache Cassandra to Amazon DynamoDB? It’s not a decision to be taken lightly. Making a move isn’t simply a “shift-and-lift” endeavor. Migration by itself can be challenging and time-consuming. Migrating between NoSQL databases, which are what both Cassandra and DynamoDB are, can be even more difficult because of the scale of the data and the rate of change. As such, it requires careful consideration

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Migrating Microsoft Workloads with AWS and ClearScale

01 Jul
By: ClearScale

Cloud adoption statistics are high, indicating that companies are continuing to move to the cloud. But that doesn’t mean your company should jump on the cloud bandwagon — at least not without the right strategy and assistance. It’s one thing to implement software-as-a-service (SaaS) or a cloud-first strategy for new systems. It’s an entirely different ball game when it comes to moving enterprise systems to the cloud — particularly legacy systems and those that require high availability. Not all

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Migrating HDP Cluster to Amazon EMR to Save Costs and Ease the Upgrade Process

04 Mar
By: ClearScale

Big data has transformed the way companies conduct business. Through the careful analysis of large amounts of information, organizations can be empowered with modern decision-making capabilities that make it easier to draw conclusions and carry out actions based on accurate, relevant, and up-to-date data. Companies that embrace big data gain access to tools that can significantly reduce the cost of doing business. Using big data to help an organization lower costs requires a detailed understanding of how, when, and where

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Leveraging Overlay Multicast on AWS for Active-Active Disaster Recovery

26 Dec
By: ClearScale

Cloud computing architecture has grown in popularity since Amazon first introduced AWS in 2006. As more and more companies recognize the benefit of moving away from data-center driven architectures with high costs of maintenance, the need to grow functionality in the Cloud to support complex business needs has increased as well. Due to the need to have robust architectures in place to support critical business operations, companies have relied heavily on disaster recovery paradigms that could be used if the

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