Ali Hussain

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16 Mar 2017

AWS Case Studies: Serverless Monitoring and Notification Pipeline

We recently worked with a Fortune 500 manufacturer of heavy equipment that is focused on quality, productivity, and effectively connecting its customers with data-driven insights via technology. As an international, publicly traded organization, it is also careful about managing security, risk and compliance. So, when this manufacturer asked if we could set up an audit and notification system, we were happy to roll up our sleeves and begin work. (You can read here the full case study of this Fortune 100 customer.)

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16 Dec 2016

Flux7 CTO Ali Hussain Analyzes AWS' News from re:Invent 2016

This month’s re:Invent in Las Vegas drew over 32,000 attendees and the show did not disappoint as AWS delivered on its precedent to unveil a number of new features and products at the show.  With numerous announcements, AWS news was peppered throughout two days of lengthy keynote sessions, we’ve asked Ali Hussain, Flux7 co-founder and CTO, to weigh in on what caught his attention and where he thinks the most impact will be seen to enterprise organizations like those that Flux7 serves.

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30 Apr 2015

Amazon Kinesis: A Use Case

by Ali Hussain / April 30, 2015 / IoT, Data, Analytics, Amazon Kinesis 0

Flux7 engineer Ahsan Ali and CTO Ali Hussain collaborated on this post

The rise of IoT has given rise to a new generation of needs in the world of big data processing. Now we need to handle data ingress from many sensors around the world, and make real-time decisions to be executed by these devices. As such it is no surprise we see new services to handle processing of streaming data, such as Amazon Kinesis.

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22 Jan 2015

On Papercuts And DevOps

by Ali Hussain / January 22, 2015 / DevOps 0

Last Saturday, I was talking with one of our Attune customers about their needs and that led to a very useful conversation on the improvements we can make to our Attune package. The customer expressed some features that would be useful for them and I decided that we need to implement those features in Fluxboard (™), our visual dashboard that helps organizations to own their IT. But it got me thinking about papercuts, and how DevOps can be thought of as the business practice of paying attention to the papercuts.

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11 Aug 2014

Writing On The Wall: RackSpace Removes Unmanaged IaaS Offerings

by Ali Hussain / August 11, 2014 / DevOps 0

Last week, RackSpace announced its intention to remove unmanaged cloud service offerings. You can read about it here: Where does IaaS fit into the managed Cloud.

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24 Jun 2014
12 May 2014

Keeping in Check: Fire Drills and Disaster Readiness

This past weekend, we solved two problems for two customers. They both had working configuration management solutions. One used Puppet; the other used Chef. One was Red Hat-based; the other was Debian-based. But, both of them had the same problem.

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28 Apr 2014

Challenges for Delivering DevOps to Meet Customer Needs

by Ali Hussain / April 28, 2014 / DevOps 0

Recently, I was helping a client setup log management. While talking to the internal team, I found myself frequently arguing that you have to make the setup easy, otherwise it will not get done. As I found myself repeating this statement, I realized I was cutting right to what is needed to create a working DevOps solution.

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12 Apr 2014

How DevOps Saved Healthcare.gov

Recently, I read this article in TIME Magazine about the launch and resurrection of healthcare.gov. In reading the entire article, the only thing I could think of was how the key problem here is summed up in one word: DevOps.

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27 Mar 2014

AWS Summit in San Fran: From Monitoring & Log Management to VPC Peering … What Flux7 Learned

As we expected it to be, the AWS Summit this week was an excellent experience. We talked to a lot of interesting people, new and old. We gathered several customer leads, shared technology best practices, talked about business development strategies, and explored several partnership opportunities. As promised, I am now sharing with you my experience in San Francisco, so please read on.

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