18 May 2017

The Socratic Approach: Why We Start DevOps Projects With “Why?”

At Flux7, our big, hairy, audacious goal is to keep our customers exceedingly happy -- falling over themselves happy. And, that doesn’t start by forcing them into a mold or a pre-defined box. As a DevOps consulting company, we sit in the enviable position of getting to focus wholly on helping our customers address their specific business needs.

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16 May 2017

DevOps West: Docker Fundamentals Jumpstart

Docker is becoming a cornerstone of DevOps architectures with its lightweight, portable, “build once, configure once, and run anywhere” containers. And, for all those who would like to get a jumpstart on building their Docker skills, Flux7 CTO Ali Hussain will be presenting a half-day tutorial workshop on Docker fundamentals on Tuesday, June 6th at the DevOps West Conference.

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11 May 2017

Seven Steps to Successful and Sustainable DevOps Transformation

We are happy to bring you this article by Flux7 CEO, Aater Suleman, that was originally published by Sys-Con Media.

While the benefits are many, the DevOps journey for an established organization can be a long one filled with surprises and challenges. To avoid as many of both as possible, learning from those who have gone before you can help you apply best practices to ensure a smoother path to success. As a result, in this article, I will outline the seven steps to a DevOps transformation as learned through working hands-on with more than 100 leading enterprise organizations to establish and sustain successful DevOps and IT modernization.

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09 May 2017

Will IoT Save Retail? No, But a Balanced IT Modernization Approach Can

I recently read an article asking, “will IoT save retail”?  Indeed, there are several ways IoT can help address issues that keep many retailers up at night. From RFID to help with supply chain cost efficiencies to Beacons that serve to increase marketing and sales outcomes, IoT initiatives are being heavily invested in across retail segments. Moreover, IoT is just one example of an area where digital transformation can help retailers become more competitive and better match their products and services to evolving customer expectations.  

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01 May 2017

DevOps Days Austin 2017: Design, Build and Operate Docker-Based Microservices

Flux7 CEO Aater Suleman will be speaking at DevOps Days Austin 2017, taking place May 4-5, 2017 Aater’s talk, titled "Top Ten Considerations When Planning Docker-based Microservices” is on Friday May 5th, starting at 4:50 pm. See the full program here.

Microservices are being adopted widely across organizations of all sizes and all industries for their ability to increase service delivery and speed time to market while decreasing team overhead. Replacing monolithic apps -- or building greenfield ones -- with microservices makes some applications easier to build and maintain, making it easier to deliver technology quickly in today’s competitive landscapes.

Docker containers are a natural fit for microservices as they inherently features autonomy, automation, and portability. Docker is known for its ability to encapsulate a particular application component and all its dependencies thus enabling teams to work independently without requiring underlying infrastructure or the underlying substrate to support every single one of the components they are using. In addition, Docker makes it easy to create lightweight, isolated containers that can work with each other while being very portable.

However, before jumping head first into a container-based microservice strategy, careful planning and implementation is needed. Doing so will help avoid costly rework and other headaches down the road.

Based on proven success using Docker, Flux7’s Aater Suleman shares essential tips and requirements for building, deploying and operating successful microservices on Docker-ized infrastructure.

If you're attending DevOps Days Austin, please join Aater for his talk or drop us a line to say hello. And, if your organization is interested in learning more about microservices and container strategy, please access our articles on the topic here, or subscribe to our blog below for ongoing analysis, case studies, and tips & tricks.

Join Flux7’s Aater Suleman at DevOp Days Austin
Friday, May 5 • 4:50pm - 5:25pm, Centennial Room Right
Top Ten Considerations When Planning Docker-based Microservices


Related Resources:
Watch Aater and Cars.com co-present at DockerCon
Watch Aater and Fugro co-present at DockerCon
Watch “Container Based Migrations” from AWS re:Invent

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26 Apr 2017

Business Momentum Grows as Flux7 Turns Four

by Flux7 Labs / April 26, 2017 / Company News and Events 0

We are so excited to share with you all that April marks the fourth anniversary of the founding of Flux7. In this time, we have seen significant demand for our DevOps consulting expertise and have greatly enjoyed working on a wide variety of engaging, challenging projects over the years. Part of our business growth means that we get the opportunity to expand and further support our clients. In that vein, we are happy to announce that we have opened offices in Chennai, India, joining our presence in Australasia and our Austin, TX headquarters.

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25 Apr 2017

AWS ECS and Vault Paired for HIPAA-Compliant Secret Management

by Flux7 Labs / April 25, 2017 / DevOps, Security, AWS ECS 0

 

Controlling access to sensitive information, or secrets, required by your applications is a ubiquitous architectural requirement. Your applications need information like passwords, API keys, and certificates, and as the application owner you need to ensure this information is only accessed by the correct application. You also need to know when this information was accessed and by which entity.

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20 Apr 2017

Flux7 Achieves AWS Consulting Partner Recognition For AWS Service Catalog

We are excited to announce today that we have achieved our third AWS Service Delivery Partner status, this time for AWS Service Catalog. (You can view the news release here.) This is an important recognition for the Flux7 team of DevOps consultants as the AWS Service Delivery Program only highlights AWS Consulting Partners who have a track record of success delivering verified customer solutions for specific Amazon Web Services (AWS) products.

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12 Apr 2017

AWS Case Study: Balancing Robustness & Security in Financial Services

by Flux7 Labs / April 12, 2017 / AWS Case Studies 0

Companies call Flux7 with a variety of business needs and balancing agility and security is chief among them. This is really no surprise as we often work with organizations that must simultaneously meet regulatory and risk management goals while successfully launching new services to market. Today’s story of a digital financial services provider whose clientele consists of many of the largest U.S. banks is a prime example.

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06 Apr 2017

AWS Case Study: Web Dev Firm Boosts eCommerce Performance & Security

At Flux7, we get the opportunity to work with organizations across many industries and with a variety of challenges. As a result, we often get asked how other companies approach and solve different challenges. One challenge we are frequently asked about is website performance, security and elasticity, especially as it relates to eCommerce. As such, we’re happy to share with you today the story of a customer who was looking to balance these goals and how with the help of Flux7 consultants they were able to do so.

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