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    AWS Case Studies: Autoscaling:  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.

    AWS Config: A Configuration Manager To Save The Day

    Part 2: How to Make AWS Config Work for You

    One of the biggest fears that CIOs of the digital age have is not only server crashes, but the inability to recover the system to its last-known state. This is particularly painful in compliance-heavy industries that are subject to external audits to make sure everything is being performed to industry standards and within federal compliance. AWS Config is a service which picks out a detailed account of what happens with your AWS configuration while giving you the critical ability to go back in time and verify or check the state your AWS resources were at a given point of time.

    Rapid Migration of an Ecommerce Portal Using AWS

    This is the story of rapid deployment of an ecommerce store using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Bitnami. Our Flux7 AWS Migration consultants installed Magento and hosted it on AWS.

    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.

    While cloud service providers strive to maintain 99.9% uptime rates, risk still exists. They are in regard to service providers and related to how a business’ cloud infrastructure is architected and maintained. 

    Choosing a Cloud Infrastructure Strategy? 5 Questions to Ease Your Mind

    It’s making both business and trade headlines. You are reading all about it every day. What is it? The constant and steadily increasing buzz from organizations of all sizes about the business advantages and possibilities of adopting a cloud infrastructure.

    No doubt, the cloud is increasingly seen, not just as a way to cut the costs of hardware, but as a way to drive business growth.

    However, there’s still an element of fear, uncertainty and doubt about migrating a business’ infrastructure to the cloud. It tends to haunt business leaders and IT alike.

    4 Tips to Better Decisions for Cloud Benefits vs. Cloud Computing Disadvantages

    Against the backdrop of repeated and well-publicized data and privacy breaches, businesses are continuing to evaluate cloud benefits against cloud computing disadvantages. The tradeoffs are difficult: streamlined, cost effective infrastructure vs. loss of control.

    But cloud infrastructure is not sorcery or black magic. While you can expect a whole new level of automation features out of the cloud, expecting the cloud to automatically fix issues for you is unreasonable.

    The cloud has come a long way over the past few decades. What was once a dream is now achievable for most businesses.

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