09 Aug 2016

Implementing PCI DSS on AWS

According to Innovative Retail Technologies, 52% of surveyed retailers plan to actively move applications to the cloud this year. The initially tepid response to cloud is waning as retailers learn more about its strengths for availability and innovation. Yet, one question our AWS consultants frequently field from retailers is about achieving AWS PCI Compliance in the cloud. As most readers of this blog know, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, otherwise known as PCI DSS, is an information security standard requiring organizations to incorporate controls around customer data to prevent credit card fraud. There are several ways that AWS helps its retail clients build a foundation for PCI compliance and they’ve recently announced one more in the form of a Quick Start.

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22 Mar 2016

AWS Autoscaling Case Study:  A Multi-region High Availability Website

Flux 7 Helps HomeAway Save Christmas in the Nick of Time

 

As the world’s leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, HomeAway aims to help families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.

And while many families like to get away for the holidays, two-thirds of kids worry that Santa won’t find them if they aren’t home on Christmas. As a result, this past holiday season HomeAway launched a marketing campaign to proactively address the issue.

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24 Mar 2015

High Performance Cloud Infrastructure Supports Healthcare Analytics

AWS Database services

Healthcare providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and biotechnology companies are spawning their own health tech start-up ecosystems to solve some of the most complex health problems. Often, this is accomplished through the use of high performance computing (HPC) and Big Data analytics. Patient-derived data, such as genomics, can now be compared against very large data sets to identify patterns, matches and other indicators that can provide new treatment plans and essentially better health outcomes.

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14 Nov 2014

Achieving Automated Infrastructure: A Refresher Course for High Scalability Architecture

by Flux7 Labs / November 14, 2014 / Automation, High Availability 0

It’s been a busy and eye-opening week at Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2014 for the Flux7 team. Keynotes. New products and services. Lots of discussion about strategies and tools to include DevOps for enterprises and DevOps for small businesses in your infrastructure plans. Even some fun and excitement. The Venetian in Las Vegas has been very inviting.

Like much of the industry, we have been making the rounds at re:Invent and discussing best practices as well as new ways to build efficient, self-managing cloud infrastructure and create business agility. We’ve been keeping a keen eye on “what’s next” at this annual confab for AWS partners and customers.

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29 Oct 2014

Web Apps: WebSockets with AWS Elastic Load Balancing - Flux7 Blog

by Flux7 Labs / October 29, 2014 / High Availability, AWS ELB 2

Amazon Web Service (AWS) Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) is widely used to build highly available and highly scalable architectures. Nowadays, ELB is as common as EC2 is for many customers using AWS. And, Elastic Load Balancing supports the following protocols: HTTP, HTTPs, TCP and TCPs.

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13 Sep 2014

Maintaining Uptime: 4 Traits of High Performance Websites

This week, we’re starting a new project with a client who is laser-focused on improving the performance of its website. This ecommerce company knows its customers won’t stand for slow load times. And, a poor-performing site can damage its search rankings, risks it doesn’t want to take.

Small and large businesses alike are increasingly migrating their mission-critical business functions to the cloud. They are increasingly linking their success and business agility with their ability to maintain high-performance websites and services.

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15 Apr 2014

RabbitMQ Tutorial: Creating Highly Available Message Queues Using RabbitMQ

by Flux7 Labs / April 15, 2014 / High Availability, RabbitMQ 6

rabbitmq tutorial

Every day in the world of modern technology, high availability has become the key requirement of any layer in a technology. Message broker software has become a significant component of most stacks. In this article, we will present a RabbitMQ tutorial: how to create highly available message queues using RabbitMQ.

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06 Jan 2014

Must-know Facts About AWS Elastic Load Balancing

AWS load balancing

AWS Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances. It helps to achieve better fault tolerance in applications by seamlessly providing the amount of load balancing capacity needed in response to incoming application traffic.

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